Walking down the alley of this historical neighborhood, Soi Nana (near the Chinatown), there’re beautiful shophouses continuously through this old passage which dated back over a hundred years ago, during the reign of King Rama VI when most architectures were influenced by European style. Back in the days, these little houses were occupied by Chinese merchants trading herbal medicine for a century. Today, this old part of town has been home for art galleries, a flower shop, destination bars and restaurants, beautifully blended with the existing residences.
This new-wave bar and Thai restaurant is one of the first restored shophouse in the neighborhood just a little bit off the busy street of Charoenkrung. The raw concrete wall contrasting with the wooden panel door attracts the eyes of every passerby. By night, the glowing light from the inside illuminates the gloomy alley. The swinging classic Thai instrumental band and the house Thai style cocktails keep the nights flowing.
The wooden panel door is one of the characteristic of the shophouse from this era. This one is from the front gate of Patani Studio, a service darkroom and photography lab. One of the last remaining analog photo lab that still offers hand printed photo with papers that we wouldn’t imagine we would find them here such as Ilford Black and White photographic paper.
behind the brown humble wooden door reveals a real hidden gem of soi Nana. From its front door to every single petals in this flower shop will transport you to another world. More than just the beautiful decor, their flower arrangement that looks almost like a still-life painting is what makes people keep coming back here.