Our Guide to the Best Street Art and Graffiti in Bangkok

January 17, 2020
Chateau de Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most colorful urban jungles in Asia – from a rainbow of markets at every corner to stalls in streets establishing itself as a shopping paradise. While the city is known as a mecca for temple-hopping, food tripping, and shopping, there’s more than meets the eye in between mom-and-pop shops and the gridlock traffic.

Looking closer, you’ll see an influx of graffiti art on gray walls, breathing life into the bustling streets of the electric city. Splashes of bright hues are one of many ways Bangkok adds vigor to the monochromes and melancholies of the city.

Meanwhile, the diverse, cultural melting pot makes it the perfect place to brew some of the world’s best art in the back streets, alleyways, and rundown buildings. There’s a lot to discover in Bangkok, so we’re here to give you a map to the best spot where the city’s streets breed art:

Must-Visit #1: Khao San Road

At the top of the list is arguably one of the most common areas in Bangkok – Khao San Road. You’re sure to pass by the bustling street during your travels, though it’s virtually impossible to miss as it holds a long stretch of one of the coolest murals in town.

It’s an Insta-worthy spot that can add a punch of color to your travel photo series – from abstract paintings of faceless portraits, to geometrical graffiti for some edge.

Must-Visit #2: Chalermla Park

Also known as Graffiti Park, this spot is a street art haven in Bangkok as it features a kaleidoscopic burst of graffiti at every square meter of the park. The vibrant hues and mix of impressions give the place a high-octane energy, making it an excellent place to pick up your mood and inject some energy into your photos.

Don’t forget to capture the works of all Banksy-inspired art of the east as the street art in Chalermla Park is constantly changing as artists paint over old pieces every few months. This makes the colorful playground an exciting place to visit – making tourists and locals feel like walking into a rabbit hole in the corner of Bangkok every time.

Must-Visit #3: Bangrak

Stretching along the Chao Phraya River between Saphan Taksin and Hua Lamphong BTS stations, Bangrak is a long walk that transports you into graffiti haven as it features jaw-dropping works from the Bukruk Urban Art Festival in 2016.

Foreign artists and enthusiasts fly to the city just to get a glimpse of visual pleasures – from a wild mash of geometry and free-flowing pieces creating a technicolor fantasy in the hectic city of Bangkok.

In Conclusion

Bangkok is a thriving city that is colorful in every way – from temple runs, food carts, shopping stalls, and graffiti in walls between alleyways and streets. Beyond the high walls of museum is a form of art brewing within the streets of the electric city, and the guide above should clue you in on the best spots to revel the works that take graffiti to another degree. Purveyors of the local mural scene and tourists alike are sure to enjoy the visual feast.

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Chateau de Bangkok is ready to impress! Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

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