Rattanakosin Island, the oldest part of Bangkok, is not just home to the Grand Palace and royal temples; it is a place of thriving riverside communities that embody the spirit of an oriental past.
When in Bangkok, one of the best things to do is a walking tour exploring the streets of old town Bangkok on Rattanakosin Island. Long time Thailand resident Don Ross discovered this to his delight a few weeks back when he joined our Surreal Bangkok Walk on an early Wednesday morning.
Last December I went on a spontaneous walking trip in the Rattanakosin area with two good friends passing Samprang District: an old shophouse area, which served as a trading and service center mainly for government officials in the past. The 100+ year old shophouses are similar to those found in Singapore and Malaysia and have been […]