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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…



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