As soon as the first BTS SkyTrain arrived at Ari station in 1999, this residential neighbourhood just north of Bangkok’s centre started showing business potential, with the appearance of new apartment buildings and stores at La Villa mall. While these projects added an urban edge, they did not detract from Ari’s charm. From the tucked away side-street markets to the tree-lined sois (lanes) filled with old houses, this neighbourhood offers a rare sense of peace in the city. Creative folk are drawn to its authentic character and excellent transport…
The neighbourhood’s SkyTrain station
The exterior of PlaDib restaurant
New apartment on Ari Samphan
A corner of Banana Family Park
Interior of a residence built 50 years ago
Neighbourhood pioneer, Anusorn Ngernyuang
Baan Mae Yui restaurant
Free tuktuk service for Mystic Palace guests
Traditional iced dessert
One of Ari’s many street markets
A meal at Baan Mae Yui restaurant
Mystic Palace hotel
President House apartments, with pool
Apartment in the Centric Scene Ari condominium
Bryan Ott and Panita Phongthananan
Apartment at Villa Rachakru
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