Charoen Krung Road

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North Charoen Krung
North Central Charoen Krung
Central Charoen Krung
Charoen Krung road

Charoen Krung (ถนนเจริญกรุง, Thanon Charoen Krung)) is a major road in Bangkok that runs roughly parallel to the Chao Phraya river. Part of it is considered Chinatown along with Yaowarat Road, part of it is closest major road to Phahurat (Little India), its northern terminus is the Grand Palace, it runs through Nakhon Kasem (Thieves Market) and Khlong Thom Market (low cost electronics). Bangkok's oldest theatre, Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre, as well as Bangkok's Central Post office, and State Tower are on the road. South of Taksin Bridge is mostly residential except for the Wat Yan Nawa.

It intersects Si Lom and Sathorn Road.

The following is a list of named sois (sidestreets) on the road:

  • Charoen Krung 72/5 (Soi Susan Farang) (เจริญกรุง 72/5 (ซอยสุสานฝรั่ง))
  • Charoen Krung 85 (Soi Ban Mai) (เจริญกรุง 85 (ซอยบ้านใหม่))
  • Charoen Krung 107 (Soi Pradu 1) (เจริญกรุง 107 (ซอยประดู่ 1))


Charoen Krung Road is a road that H.M. King Mongkut (Rama 4) ordered to have built on 5 February 1861 and the construction was completed in 1864. The length of the road is 8,575 meters which runs from Sanarmchai Rd. to Dao Khanong Rd. The road was never given an official name for a long time. So initially, Thais called it Thanon Mai (which means "new road"), English-speaking foreigners called it New Road, and the Chinese called it Sin Palow (which means the road that was just built). H.M. King Mongkut (Rama 4) finally named this road “Charoen Krung” which means “the development of the city”.

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Coordinates: 13°44′50″N 100°29′54″E / 13.7471°N 100.4982°E / 13.7471; 100.4982