Charoenkrung Road, running from Bang Rak to Rattanakosin, is one of the first paved roads laid in Bangkok. The Creative District is full of street food vendors, funky bars, fun new eateries, art galleries, artisan workshops, and boutiques. In February each year, Bangkok Design Week, a project of Thailand Creative and Design Centre (TCDC), attracts thousands of people to explore the area along Charoenkrung Road.
In 2020 during the COVID19 lockdown, Creative Economy Agency (CEA), the government organisation responsible for TCDC among others, organized ‘Colour of Charoenkrung’ to help bring life to the District following the period of government imposed isolation. Thirty street artists where invited to tell stories on the abandoned walls in small sois running off Charoenkrung Road. It follows the highly successful BUKRUK street art festival of 2016.