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Lhong 1919, Bangkok

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Lhong 1919 (Thai: ล้ง 1919; Chinese: 廊 1919) is a tourist attraction on the west bank of Chao Phraya River on Bangkok's Thonburi side. Its concept is similar to that of the Asiatique The Riverfront on the Phra Nakhon side. It is at the bottom of Chiang Mai Road, Khlong San Sub-District, Khlong San District, Bangkok, Thailand.

Lhong was a historic port and warehouse in siheyuan-style (Chinese courtyard architecture). It was built in 1850 as a port for overseas shipping from British Malaya, mainland China, and British Hong Kong by Phraya Pisansuphaphol (Chuen), a wealthy Thai Chinese. He was an ancestor of the Pisolyabutra family, whose descendants include Luang Sathonrachayut or Yom Pisolyabutra, who was the founder of Khlong Sathon and Sathon Road. The port's name is derived from the word Huang Chung Lhong (火船廊; lit: 'steamer port'), an old name.

In 1919, the Wanglee family acquired Lhong. In October 2016, the family started renovated Lhong as a tourist attraction and a new landmark of Khlong San and Tha Din Deang area. It was officially opened on 2 November 2017 with Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul Tourism and Sports Minister presiding with many celebrities—Sirikitiya Jensen, Nualphan Lamsam, Chadathip Jutrakul, Piyapas Bhirombhakdi—in attendance.

Lhong 1919's amenities include cafés, art and craft shops, co-working space, and a Thai-Chinese history centre. The focal point of Lhong is the shrine to Mazu, the goddess of the sea and seafaring according to ancient Chinese beliefs. The area adjacent to the Chao Phraya River was converted in 2018 into an outdoor stage for theatrical performances.
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  • The reviewer martinandjane7 pretty much said it all. Perhaps it is more vibrant at night. And there's not really much "heritage" here--just a couple of one-sentence plaques.  more »
  • Beginning to think we went to a different place to the other reviewers. We went on the hoho boat. The place was deserted and to all intents and purposes seemed closed. Only place that looked open was....  more »
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  • Loved everything about this slice of China in the midst of Bangkok, so beautifully designed and located by the riverside. Worth spending an entire evening here, if you don't have the luxury of spending an entire day - you could even combine this with your Chinatown visit and relax here, besides shop, eat, drink and appreciate art installations. Easily accessible by the Tourist Boat and oh, a great spot for your 'gram!
  • An old Chinese mansion renovated to be a new attraction in Bangkok. It hasn't been discovered by a lot of tourists yet (03-01-2019) so it's not that busy yet and you can enjoy in peace. It's a sort of little museum, but also has stores and places to eat. I enjoyed the visit here, even though it was a bit hard to get here since most taxi drivers don't know where it is yet

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