Aree

Chic cafes, new restaurants, and traditionally epic street food establish Aree as a hip destination for the ultimate hangout.

A burgeoning neighborhood known for fusing old traditions and new spaces, Aree's street hawkers and sidewalk stalls line corridors that lead to freshly painted cafes with monosyllabic names. By day, banking and government workers lunch at the noodle shops around the Ari BTS station. By night and weekend, creative youngsters and social entrepreneurs fill the neighborhood's cafes and bars. Balancing crowds without chaos and trendiness without pretension, Aree continues to grow into a local attraction.

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On the Map

Aree is bordered by Victory Monument, Dusit, Bang Sue, Din Daeng/Huai Khwang, and Chatuchak

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Suvarnabhumi Airport: 30 minute drive or 50 minutes by public transit and Airport Link Express
Khao San Road: 45 minute public transit
Siam BTS Skytrain Station: 30 minute pubic transit
Asok BTS Skytrain Station: 40 minute public transit

Trending Fast North of Bangkok's City Center

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Far north of Silom and stretched between Pahonyotin and Rama VI roads, Aree buzzes with scooter engines and creative energy.

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An ever-growing destination for trendsetters and commuters looking to unwind after work, Aree's streetscape is quickly taking new shape.

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Condominiums increasingly sprout from parcels once occupied by small shops and merchants.

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Many merchants now utilize old homes as new spaces to showcase their craft.

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Noodle shops, bars, and cafes transform living rooms into dining rooms.

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Patrons really get to feel like they're at home.

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Around Aree, you will find a huge array of places to eat, whether famous local or foreign restaurants. Also, the famous weekend market, Chatuchak Market, is only a short journey away..."

Chic Cafes and Creative Hangouts

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Young chefs start fresh in Aree, a culinary hotspot for pushing the boundaries of what's next.

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Most of their establishments open their doors along Soi Phaholyothin 7.

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They blend age-old Thai traditions with foreign flavors to create something new in the neighborhood.

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Something new attracts young adults, hip crowds, and curious diners who consider time spent at the table time well spent.

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Many of the dishes are served in casual spaces and coffee shops converted from old houses.

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The setting offers an intimate look into the intersection of residential and commercial, public and private.

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It's a vision through the looking glass.

Street Food: Sustenance from the Stall

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Bangkok is known for the kiosks, stalls, and traveling vendors that serve passer-by and sidewalk diners.

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In Aree, street food is art.

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Its roadside stalls elevate the street food plate to a travel-worthy experience.

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Off the Main Road

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Off of Aree's main roads, the neighborhood's residential demeanor is quiet and assured.

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Homes have gates and gardens.

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Bikes and cars park along the curbs.

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Aree's popularity is swiftly increasing.

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You might want to look into snagging a parking spot while you still can.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Nic Dunlop is a Bangkok-based photographer and writer represented by Panos Pictures in London. In 1999, he received an award from the Johns Hopkins University for Excellence in International Journalism for his discovery and exposure of Pol Pot's chief executioner Comrade Duch, a story told in his book, 'The Lost Executioner'. He also co-directed the Emmy nominated HBO film 'Burma Soldier'. His new book, 'Brave New Burma' which spans 20 years of his photographs of Burma's crisis was just published.

Nic Dunlop

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