Get ready for a whirlwind of impressions for all your senses. This running tour is the perfect tour to experience the urban and modern Bangkok, where you get a feel of the Urban art scene as well as
exploring the street that Thailand is world famous for.
This running tour follows Charoen Krung Road., which is the Bangkok’s oldest paved road, completed in 1864. This area, still possess a European atmosphere with many exclusive colonial-style hotels and old abandoned warehouses. Runners will find themselves in awe of the BUKRUK exterior wall paintings and this is truly a chance to get a feel of the Thai Street Art scene. In Thai, Bukruk literally means “invasion” and the Bukruk Festival which was held in January 2016 is still today the biggest street art festival held in Thailand. These street celebrations which attracted hundreds of viewers and participants left Bangkok with some incredible wall paintings made by some Europe’s and Asias leading street artists.
We will run along the small Chinese community hidden in Charoenkrung. The Chinese community, Talad Noi is the blend of local heritage and contemporary function added a more creative vibe to the district. Explore its maze-like alleys to see historic attractions, such as the two-century-old residential complex So Heng Tai, the sacred Hakka Chinese Rong Kuek Shrine, and the Roman Catholic Assumption Cathedral. More wonderful pieces can be found along Soi San Chao Rong Kueak, which is lined with colorful and light-hearted street art that references the area’s Thai-Chinese heritage. What’s unique about the artworks here is that a lot of them playfully interact with the shophouses’ facades and physical objects around the area.
After taking in the stunning and thought provoking street art, the running tour continues with slow-pace to China Town. The area around Yaowarat Road. , is fascinating for its Chinese pharmacies and gold shops and presents a sharp contrast to the area you were in just a minute ago. In China Town there are many market alleys populated by street food stalls and local items. Exploring the food experience in China Town is truly unique both from gastronomical point of view as well as urban point of view. Typical of Yaowarat are its small crowded lanes filled with markets, that sell… well, anything you could possibly imagine.
If you are brave enough and forget everything you thought you knew about food, China Town will surprise you and the sooner you discover it the better. Your tour guide will be happy to advise on which stall to try out and what local delicacies not to miss.
This tour is the one of 10 Cool Running Tours to See Street Art Around the World. You’ll end in Chinatown, where you enjoy food heaven. Tour finish at the meeting point.
NOTE: food/tastings is not included in the tour price, so bring cash if you would like to dive into all the local delicacies.