Changes in the Bangrak Area after the Construction of Charoen Krung Road during the Reigns of Kings Rama IV-VI (1851-1925)

Authors

  • Warangkana Nibhatsukit Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University

Keywords:

Charoen Krung Road, Changes, Bangrak area,, Bowring Treaty, King Rama IV-VI

Abstract

This article aims to study the changes in the Bangrak area during 1851-1925. It looks at residences, buildings, embassy areas, and important government buildings that appeared during that period, to study the effects of Bangkok's overall dynamics on the residents of Bangrak on Charoen Krung Road, as well as the implications of the area's wealth. The area of study only focusses on Bangrak and the nearby surrounding areas. The construction of Charoen Krung Road after the signing of the Bowring Treaty resulted in a significant change in the Bangrak area, which had previously been on the fringes of the city. The area became an inhabited district with businesses, embassies, and government offices, as well as being a residential district of the wealthy in Bangkok. The modernity of Bangkok manifested itself in various ways on Charoen Krung Road in Bangrak, causing this area to become one of Bangkok's most important business districts at the time, and the prosperity of Bangrak residents led to the construction of Bangkok's first high-rise shopping mall in the area to meet the needs of Bangrak residents.

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Published

2021-12-21

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Nibhatsukit ว. (2021). Changes in the Bangrak Area after the Construction of Charoen Krung Road during the Reigns of Kings Rama IV-VI (1851-1925). Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University, 43(2), 1–22. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jasu/article/view/256190

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