The growth of Bangkok’s mass transit network is having a profound influence on the capital. Not only is it allowing the easier movement of people across the city in all directions, but it is opening up new areas that were once not as easy to reach.
Downtown areas around Sukhumvit and Silom remain in demand, but simultaneously attention is being drawn further out of the city core to new neighbourhoods which retains traditional Thai life and at a much for the affordable price.
New locales that are rising in the popularity ranks include Charan Sanitwong. Situated on the Thonburi side, this is considered to be home to a significant community who in part have increased in size due to the expansion of Phra Nakhon district located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River.
Consequently with little place to develop, and the added bonus of the future Blue Line that will be operating in the area making commuting from here a breeze, Charan Sanitwong is becoming a hot destination.
Residents in the area are already noticing the change that has occurred due to the new train station that is currently under construction. New condominiums are already popping up as the area is firmly in the sights of property developers who are keen to make their mark here.
Prices are still considered to be affordable with average condominium prices at THB 85,000 per square metre and THB 350 per square metre for rentals.
Aside from the transportation means which can get you into the city quickly by the mass transit lines, or travelling out west of Bangkok via road, Charan Sanitwong itself has a lot to offer.
Bang Khun Sri Market situated near Fai Chai Intersection has a wealth of eating options plus there is a Foodland here too. Charan Sanitwong Soi 13 is a popular local haunt with quaint restaurants and cafes such as Moom Sabai Restaurant. Plus Central Pinklao is not far away for all other shopping needs.
As the mass transit network continues on its mass expansion, Charan Sanitwong is one place to watch. Its location and accessibility adding to its appeal, but moreover, it is a community that has perfectly balanced traditions with modern day conveniences.