Yannawa Riverwalk, an initiative by the Urban Design and Development Centre (UDDC), aims to bring Bangkokians closer to the Chao Phraya River.

A proposed civic pilot to regenerate the riverside Yannawa district sits with the Interior Ministry and awaits approval from cabinet. 

Yannawa Riverwalk will take in an area that includes Bangkok Fish Market, Wat Yannawa and the old Bangkok Dockyard, between Taksin Bridge and Klong Kluay.

Measuring five meters in width and spanning 1.2km along the river, the car-free zone will feature a walkway, cycling track and recreational space. There will also be potential for museums detailing the history of the area.

If the proposal, backed by residents and landlords, is given the go-ahead, construction will commence immediately and be finished in 2017 at an expected cost of B152 million. 

Should the project come to fruition, Yannawa Riverwalk could be considered Bangkok’s very own version of Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars on Victoria Harbour or Melbourne's Southbank. 


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