“Riverside”, on both banks of the Chao Phraya River near BTS (Skytrain) Krung Thonburi and Saphan Taksin Stations, is a desirable residential location for Thais and Westerners. Ferry services connect BTS Saphan Taksin with stops along the river. In 2019, the Gold Line Monorail will run from BTS Krung Thonburi to the ICONSIAM complex on Charoen Nakhon Road, later extending to Prajadhipok Road.

New condominiums average THB 200,000–350,000 per square meter. New projects include:

  • Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok, THB 22–790 million
  • Menam Residences, THB 8.6–70.6 million
  • The River, THB 8.0–140 million
  • Banyan Tree Residences Riverside Bangkok, starting at THB 27.9 million

ICONSIAM, a mixed-use project opens in 2018, and includes two luxury condo towers:

  • Magnolias Waterfront Residences, THB 14–130 million
  • The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, THB 45–390 million

Many of Bangkok's finest five-star hotels are located along the Chao Phraya River. On the Thonburi side are Millennium Hilton Bangkok, The Peninsula Bangkok, Hotel Ibis Bangkok Riverside, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel and Klapsons The River Residences Bangkok. On the Bangkok side are Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside and Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok.

Sena Fest and Vue are Thonburi community malls near the river. Khlong San Market is popular for clothing and fresh foods. ICONSIAM includes two luxury malls. Bangkok-side shopping includes O.P. Garden, O.P. Place, Asiatique the Riverfront, River City Bangkok, Robinson Bang Rak and Bang Rak Market.

Many iconic restaurants are located in the luxury hotels along the river: Lord Jim's and Le Normandie (Mandarin Oriental); Thara Thong and Riverside Grill (Royal Orchid Sheraton); Flow (Millennium Hilton); The Chocolate Boutique (Shangri-la); Thiptara (Peninsula Bangkok); Trader Vic's and Riverside Terrace (Anantara Riverside Bangkok).

Asiatique also offers excellent dining choices, including Baan Khanitha, Gaburichicken, Aishi Yakiniku, Capri, Fire & Dine and Ko Dang Talay. Also in the neighborhood are Nalin Kitchen, The View, Mazzaro Boutique and Restaurant, Charoen Saeng, Tealicious, Prachak Roasted Duck, The Never Ending Summer, 80/20, Sirocco and French St.

Popular nightlife destinations include Three Sixty Lounge and Attitude rooftop bars, The Long Bar, The Bamboo Bar, The River Bar, Sky Bar, Viva & Aviv The River and Tropic City.

Art galleries in the area are 333 Bababa, ATTA Gallery, Serindia Gallery, Speedy Grandma Gallery and Soy Sauce Factory. The Jam Factory is a creative space in a converted factory. LHONG 1919 combines co-working space, eateries, and art and design shops. Warehouse 30 is a creative space in Thonburi providing co-working and event space, clothing stores, cafes and bars.

Chalermprakiet Forest Park under Taksin Bridge has an outdoor exercise park. Nearby is a public park at Rama IX Bridge.

Important houses of worship are Assumption Cathedral, Holy Rosary Church, Haroon Mosque and Baan Oou Mosque. Several Thai temples are located along the waterfront.

Local schools include Assumption Convent School, Assumption Suksa School, Shrewsbury International School, Wat Suthiwanaram High School, Wat Ratchasingkhorn School, Assumption College and Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep.

Primary medical care is available at Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital, Taksin Hospital and Lerdsin Hospital.



Thais and Western expats


Location of five-star hotels and fine dining places

Upcoming largest riverfront retail project - ICONSIAM

infrastructure/ transpoRtation

BTS Gold Line (Planned)

shopping centers

Sena Fest, Vue, Platform Wongwianyai, Asiatique the Riverfront, ICONSIAM, 


Assumption College, Shrewsbury International School


Charonekrung Pracharak Hospital


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