A new addition to Bangkok’s growing list of parks and outdoor activities here in the city. This project took inspiration from Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon restoration project that transformed the area in an amazing way.

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This pin is just highlighting one of Bangkok’s newest projects this is the Chong Nonsi Canal you can see the Sathon District off behind me and Bangkok just keeps launching new projects and we’re going to be putting some of them here in teenee to find these types of things you can just search for activities which is the little icon with the hiker you can filter press the filter bar and search by activities if you want to see more things like this that this would include parks and outdoor activities beaches not beaches in Bangkok but on the islands and whatnot hikes in the mountains so that’s what where you’ll find this sort of stuff this one it’s not crazy yet they’ve just opened up a 200 meter proof of concept but let me show you this what they want to do is they want to develop this entire nine kilometer stretch of This clong, clong Means canal in Thai that’s something you should know because you can take clong boats up and down these canals as a means of kind of like a water taxi Transportation but uh this this proof of concept it’s fun to come see if you’re in the Sathon area and by the time you’ve clicked on this hey look I I don’t know how much more of this they would have developed it’s going to come out in five phases this is Phase One and by the end of phase five hopefully this will be an amazing stretch that you could go for a a walk down a central uh a central Canal Park here in Bangkok a teenee tidbit a little piece of information for you is that that this whole project was inspired by the Chon Gae canal restoration project in Seoul South Korea if any of you have been to Seoul South Korea then then you know that that that transformed that section of the city so I’m hoping that this is a massive success uh why don’t you do me a favor come by check it out and over the next couple of years drop a comment tell me if they’ve built any more tell other teenee users if this has been extended out at all and let’s uh just help each other in the comments sections keep this whole curated list of awesomeness uh current and up-to-date see on the next pin everybody!


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Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.

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