Lhong 1919

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Lhong 1919
LHONG 1919 (II).jpg
Lhong 1919 from Mazu shrine
LocationKhlong San District, Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates13°44′03″N 100°30′27″E / 13.73429°N 100.50763°E / 13.73429; 100.50763Coordinates: 13°44′03″N 100°30′27″E / 13.73429°N 100.50763°E / 13.73429; 100.50763
Opening dateNovember 2, 2017 (2017-11-02)
DeveloperWanglee family
ManagementRujiraporn Wanglee[1]
OwnerWanglee family
Total retail floor area6 rai (about 2.3 acres)
No. of floors2
Websitelhong1919.com

Lhong 1919 (Thai: ล้ง 1919; Chinese: 廊 1919) is a tourist attraction on the west bank of Chao Phraya River on Bangkok's Thonburi side. Its concept is similar to that of the Asiatique The Riverfront on the Phra Nakhon side. It is at the bottom of Chiang Mai Road, Khlong San Sub-District, Khlong San District, Bangkok, Thailand.

Lhong was a historic port and warehouse in siheyuan-style (Chinese courtyard architecture). It was built in 1850 as a port for overseas shipping from British Malaya, mainland China, and British Hong Kong by Phraya Pisansuphaphol (Chuen), a wealthy Thai Chinese. He was an ancestor of the Pisolyabutra family, whose descendants include Luang Sathonrachayut or Yom Pisolyabutra, who was the founder of Khlong Sathon and Sathon Road. The port's name is derived from the word Huang Chung Lhong (火船廊; lit: 'steamer port'), an old name.

In 1919, the Wanglee family acquired Lhong. In October 2016, the family started renovated Lhong as a tourist attraction and a new landmark of Khlong San and Tha Din Deang area. It was officially opened on 2 November 2017 with Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul Tourism and Sports Minister presiding with many celebrities—Sirikitiya Jensen, Nualphan Lamsam, Chadathip Jutrakul, Piyapas Bhirombhakdi—in attendance.[1]

Chinese graffito on the entrance wall.

Lhong 1919's amenities include cafés, art and craft shops, co-working space, and a Thai-Chinese history centre.[2] The focal point of Lhong is the shrine to Mazu, the goddess of the sea and seafaring according to ancient Chinese beliefs.[3][1] The area adjacent to the Chao Phraya River was converted in 2018 into an outdoor stage for theatrical performances.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c Tangkaprasert, Thanatat (2017-11-17). "'ล้ง 1919' (Lhong 1919) ท่าเรือย้อนเวลาสู่ประวัติศาสตร์ไทย-จีน" [Lhong 1919 turns back time to Thai-Chinese history port]. Matichon (in Thai). Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  2. ^ "อลังการ! "ล้ง 1919" ท่าประวัติศาสตร์ศิลป์ไทย-จีน มรดกหวั่งหลี สู่ศักดิ์ศรีมรดกแผ่นดิน" [Spectacular! "Lhong 1919" Wanglee Thai-Chinese history port to dignify national heritage]. Khao Sod. 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  3. ^ "ตระกูลดังหวั่งหลี อัญเชิญ 'เจ้าแม่หม่าโจ้ว' ประทับ ณ ล้ง1919" [Renowned Wanglee clan invited 'Mazu' enshrined at Lhlong 1919]. Hello Magazine (in Thai). 2018-12-15.
  4. ^ "รีวิว "ลอดลายมังกร" ความอลังการกลางแจ้ง ณ ล้ง 1919" [Review "Lod Lai Mangkorn", the outdoor spectacular at Lhong 1919]. Thai Rath (in Thai). 2018-11-18.
  5. ^ Petrachaianan, Pichaya (2019-12-06). "Lhong 1919 Celebrates 100 Years With A Spectacular 'Four Reigns' Musical". Thailand Tatler.

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