Goddess of the sea and Chinese family
Old Warehouses and Chinese shrine (1851 -1856) Lhong 1919, a new tourist attraction by the Chao Phraya. 130 years ago a Chinese adventurer sailed from south of China to Bangkok, 10 years later he married a Thai woman of Chinese descent and built Wanglee house in a classic southern Chinese style. 1919 is the year the Chinese family clan became the owner of the pier, This place became known to the local Chinese as “huay jung long” steamship. is also enshrined by the sacred goddess of the sea Ma Jo Mazu soul of the Chinese to help safe travel by boat to land in Thailand. In the 20th century was storage for farm produce, and was abandoned as road and rail replaced the transport by the river.
Conservation-restoration project, the preservation of old walls, and structure from that time remains beautiful. Restored with the color of the original, and gradually added more points to the fade. The beauty of Lhong 1919 is the refined painting details along door and window frames.
Artists new generation
Design shops, cafes and restaurants, and new generation artists, fashion, beauty, décor and diverse quality items, but high-priced. The 5th generation of the Wanglee family led the project. A 15 minutes VDO show the history of the place.
Visit on a more quiet weekday if you want to avoid the crowds.
Bar by the riverside, live band. Nice sunset.
I recommend to take the ferry at Si Phraya to Klongsan pier (huge local market) and walk along Soi Wat Thong Thammachart where you will meet the Jam Factory, art, books and cafe restaurants. On the way is the Chee Chin Khor Chinese temple, facile climb to the 8 floors pagoda, great view on the area and Chao Phraya.
Going back, blue flag express boat to Taksin bridge, or cross the Chao Phraya by small ferry to continue your trip to Chinatown
open daily 08.00 – 20.00
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