LHONGING FOR THE PAST
Since the old days, riverine areas have been hailed as the melting pot of trade, culture, and lifestyle. An appreciation for such unique features and the desire to preserve a glorious past inspired the creation of Lhong 1919. A pier and its riverside stretch along the 6-rai (2.3 acres) land has warehouses transformed into a mix-use project that retains its former structure’s aesthetics and details of ancient Chinese heritage. While the site holds a contemporary function, its history ties in with the prosperity enjoyed during the golden age of Thai-Chinese commerce during the reign of King Rama IV. Apart from the chill vibes felt when one is next to the iconic Chao Phraya River, there’s also a wide selection of eateries and design stores to enjoy. Lhong 1919 is also recognised for a renovation that preserved the original structure. Chinese mural paintings, for instance, were given the gradual touch-up with colours that were closest to the original shades.
248 Chiang Mai Road, Khlong San, facebook.com/LHONG 1919