Street Art, Bangkok

The Graffiti in Bangkok are so numerous that to facilitate your search on a specific place, I added above on the left, a summary at the top of the section... you just have to click on the desired area and you access it directly.....

 In search of Bangkok graffiti

Just a few days ago, I created an article here on graffiti in Phuket... an Art that I really appreciate because I find it a mark of freedom in public and urban space, which often embellished old, dirty and sad walls... so I started thinking about Bangkok, the capital... 

These graffiti are so numerous in Bangkok that you will find them under 6 chapters directly accessible. This Article has 90 photos....

Before arriving at the first Soi ("alleyway") very busy with Street Art, I spotted on my way these two graffiti... in the middle of everyday life and people who come to eat a local dish.

  Charoen Krung 32

We are at Soi 32 of Charoen Krung... we are not far from Chinatown, not far from the French Embassy, and not far from the CAT Telecom tower...

  

  Charoen Krung 30

On the wall of the Portuguese Embassy, we find this superb work. This time, it's not graffiti, but "Scratching Surface". The artist Alexandre Farto created this work with a jackhammer... signed VHILS...

   Charoen Krung 28

This Soi was also recommended to me but I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed... not much graffiti...
J'aime toujours voir ces vieilles bâtisses qui ont une histoire, un passé. Je n'aimerais probablement pâs vivre dedans... mais les voir comme ça depuis la route, j'avoue que c'est toujours beau à contempler.

   Soi Wanit 2 - San Chao Rong Kueak

We leave behind us the Charoen Krung district and walk towards the Soi Wanit 2 which is a small kilometer away...

In the meantime, I can't help but take some pictures of these old neighbourhoods... 
Arrived on the spot... I am obliged to ask a lady for the location of the Graffiti... this one shows me an alley a little further away.
This neighborhood is quite Chinese too....
Arrived in the Soi San Chao Rong Kueak... we also discover there a series of paintings... the Soi is very narrow, there is no traffic... the houses are old... we are really in another world.
At the time, the lady in the middle didn't want me to take a picture... she thought she was too old... and then with a wide mutual smile, she accepted and here they were gathered during their dinner, on my website... nice, right? 

   On The Klong Saen Saep

I really liked this little Soi... with these three nice mothers... 
Now a big piece awaits us


To get from Soi San Chao Rong Kueak to Klong Saen Saen Saep... we take a tuk tuk to cover the 4 km journey... It is heavy, humid and the hours of "photo walks" are starting to be felt in my legs... I don't like this means of transport at all but well... from time to time it helps. It's just a matter of a few minutes.

After 15 minutes, the tuk-tuk driver drops us off at the Jim Thompson House Museum... 

the canal is right there, in front of us.

We walk of course from the Jim Thompson House Museum to the Saphan Hua Chang Pier bridge, about 300 metres away.

I wanted to see graffiti in Bangkok...? Well, I'm served. Do you want some... Here's some... 300 m on both sides, i.e. 600 linear metres of very varied, very colourful, cheerful, amusing and sometimes strange paintings...

By the way, I inform you that there is a river transport shuttle here: the Klong Saen Saen Saep Express Boat... which is a nice means of transport, which gives you time to admire the hidden districts of Bangkok. 

The line is 18 km long and can provide you with good services... I will do a short article on this means of transport soon...

Well, it reminds me of my youth....
bangkok street art
More and more, I like to take pictures of people... those who pose, those who take pictures... it's fun I think.

  Chalermla Park (Graffiti Park)

This small park is a few hundred meters from this canal... from the exact place where I took the picture of this young couple above... but fatigue, thirst, heat have overwhelmed my aging strength and it is only the next morning that I return to finish this series "Graffiti"!

Here we are at the BTS Ratchathevi station near the park we just left....
Here again... a beautiful painting filling a facade... 

Needless to say, I had a lot of fun doing this great tour of the Bangkok Graffiti...



I..... I loved this long walk and discover all these works...
And you?