Lhong 1919 is the latest addition to the booming communities and businesses on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. This unique lifestyle development, originally old warehouses dating back to 1851, is the latest hip destination in Bangkok. The complex belongs to the Wanglee family who needs no introduction as one of Thailand’s oldest Thai-Chinese tycoons. The brainchild of Rujiraporn Wanglee, the founder of award-winning interior firm PIA, this remarkable place is set to make its mark as a national heritage site.
Lhong 1919 sits on the old pier where, the ancestors of most Thai-Chinese families first set foot in Thailand all the way from China. The area is not only home to many Chinese immigrants, but also houses the shrine of Mazu, the goddess of sea travelers. The location boasts a great view on the river and is a straight shot across to Bangkok’s China Town. One of the most amazing aspects of this project is the meticulous restoration. Visitors can thank Rujiraporn Wanglee for seeing the importance of restoring this rundown but exquisite space. This project is a spin-off area of her family’s residence, The House of Wanglee. The results are stunning with all the original door and window frames alongside century-old murals.
This ambitious project features co-working space, eateries and art and design shops spotlighting the work of young artists. Spanning over 6,800 sq meters, the riverfront multi-function project is the perfect destination for shopping and socializing. While the place is sure to please hipsters, all visitors will enjoy the beauty of this riverside location. There are also affordable fashion, beauty, decor, furniture and various other high quality items to browse. Not in the mood to shop? iberry’s new restaurant Rong Si serves delicious Thai fare, along with Ploenwan Panich’s new branch and Karmakamet.
It’s easy to get lost in time while visiting Lhong 1919. Browse the gorgeous murals with over 160 years of history; walk on the century old paving stones once ballasts in ships from China. Don’t miss a chance to visit the Wanglee family heirloom and discover a piece of Bangkok’s early days. For more information, please contact our concierge at reception