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Google animated Doodle celebrates Thailand’s Charoen Krung Road, a major road in Bangkok



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Google animated Doodle celebrates Charoen Krung Road (ถนนเจริญกรุง), a major road in Bangkok and the first in Thailand to be built using modern construction methods, on March 17, 2021.

Worked during 1862–1864 in the rule of King Mongkut (Rama IV), it runs from the old downtown area in Rattanakosin Island, goes through Bangkok’s Chinatown, proceeds into Bang Rak District, where it in the past served the community of European ostracizes, and finishes in Bang Kho Laem.

Development of the street denoted a significant change in Bangkok’s metropolitan developments, with the significant method of transport moving from water to land.

Charoen Krung Road was Bangkok’s central avenue up to the mid twentieth century, yet later declined in prominence. It is as yet home to numerous historic buildings and neighbourhoods, which are assailed by changes as expansion of the underground MRT is ready to drive new turn of events.

Worked close by the banks of the Chao Phraya River, a tributary that moves through the core of the city’s metropolitan place, this historic lane prepared for the modernization of the Thai capital, all while holding the appeal of its long and winding cultural history.

During the 1860s, the Bangkok economy depended generally on its network of canals for trade. However, as the Thai capital got home to foreign traders and their horse-drawn buggies, the city looked to redo its water-based foundation to land transportation to demands of international commerce.

The nearby government replied with the 1862 development of Charoen Krung, which freely means “Prosperous City” but on the other hand is frequently alluded to as the “New Road.”

Today, Charoen Krung serves as an asphalt artery that associates a mixture of old and new in zones like Bangkok’s first “Creative District.”

This riverside area includes a portion of the capital’s most notable tourist spots, for example, the Old Customs House, where nineteenth century foreign traders paid taxes prior to entering and leaving the country, close by a diverse blend of everything from French bistros to global road wall paintings.

This convergence of advancement and history stresses how Charoen Krung has consistently been a reformist social focal point of Thailand; one that keeps on making the way for the inventiveness of the days to come.

On March 17th, 2021, Google observes Charoen Krung Road with an animated Google Doodle.

On this day in 1864, the very first paved ‘Charoen Krung Road’ in Bangkok was officially opened to travel.


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