Tourists and locals can find exciting activities at Tha Maharaj, open since 2015. Unlike other shopping malls along Bangkok’s Chao Praya River, this is the one and only riverside shopping arcade in Bangkok’s Royal Old Town. All of Bangkok’s must-visit sites such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the Temple of the Dawn, and National Museum are along the Chao Phraya River. Visitors can access those destinations by commuter boats, enjoy long walks and relax at one of the many coffee shops along the way. It’s a perfect place to watch the hustle and bustle of the river go by.
The shopping mall is walking distance from world famous sights like Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. Tha Maharaj is the perfect hang-out venue boasting an amazing riverside location with a great selection of cafes, eateries, and bars. Not to mention superb views of Bangkok’s riverside skyline. This unique mall enjoys less fashion boutiques, but is most popular for the amulet dealers. The second floor of the mall is filled the latter with a wide range of styles from tacky souvenirs to hard-to-find originals.
The wide variety of restaurants and cafes is also among the highlights of this mall. Visitors can enjoy over twenty different stylish restaurants and cafes with gorgeous views and breezy alfresco dining. The pier is in the heart of old neighborhood surrounded by charming local shops and two old prestigious universities. You can easily spend a few hours in this area, visiting these landmarks, enjoying leisurely strolls in the small streets and stopping for a meal afterwards.
For those who are in the mood for something more challenging, break a sweat at the Muay Thai Lab or some yoga classes on the roof top. Stretch into warrior pose and imagine touching both river banks with your fingertips and the Chao Praya sunset in the background. Tha Maharaj is just magical. There are regular special events including live music gigs, outdoor art gallery, farmers market, night markets, and food festivals on weekends.