Bangkok riverside is home to a number of beautiful attractions, and Lhong 1919 is one of them. It is a popular tourist attraction where fun shopping meets glorious heritage. Plus, it is not far from Novotel Bangkok Silom Road, only a short boat ride or a 15-minute drive away.
Dating back to 1850, Lhong 1919 was once called Hou Chuan Lhong, meaning a port for shipping goods from overseas. Later, around 1900, the place was transformed into a rental mansion before being sold to the Wanglee family in 1919. With such a long history, the owner has decided to turn this old pier into a unique attraction presenting well-preserved Chinese heritage and lots of things to do. Nowadays, Lhong 1919 has become one of the most popular attractions on the west bank of Chao Phraya River where people can come to enjoy shopping, eating, and worshipping.
Lhong 1919 has so many things to see and do on your fun day out in Bangkok. First, we recommend you to walk to the centre point of the place to worship the goddess of the sea named Mazu. Next, how about shopping for art and craft products? Head to the shopping area and you will find a number of stores such as craft shops, clothing, home furnishings and souvenir shops. A co-working space is available, too.
If you get hungry, let’s enjoy various food at famous restaurants here. For example, Rong Si, Karmakamet, iberry, Plearnwan Panich and much more. Last but not least, make sure you walk through beautiful wall murals to learn about Chinese history and enjoy taking chic photos here. These paintings are here ever since Lhong 1919 was built. They tell a lot of interesting stories about the Chinese way of life in Bangkok.
Lhong 1919 is accessible through a number of ways. The best way is to take free shuttle boats from Sathorn Pier, only a 10-minute walk from our hotel. In addition, you can take the BTS sky train to Thonburi station. From there, take either a bus or a taxi to reach the place. And for those who prefer to use private cars, there is a parking space over there with extra charges.
This riverside attraction is open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM. It is one of the most charming places to visit during your stay at Novotel Bangkok Silom Road. Especially, if you are an art enthusiast, a hipster or a cultural history buff, this is the place to be!