A little downriver from the BTS stop Saphan Taksin, a vibrant and lively market has been build over the last years. Asiatique The Riverfront Bangkok has a history goring back many years, and with a nordic twist. Under the invasions from the european superpowers, the king of Siam took the initiative to raise the country to one of the world leading countries. This to make Siam a more interesting partner for the european countries, and is was decided to establish close relations with our home, Denmark. A par of this, was the construction of the East Asiatic Company, who specialized in export teak wood to europe, and was owned by a famous danish businessman. A company, which has made a big difference in both Thailand and Denmark.
The pier where Asiatique is today signaled the beginning of the international trade between Siam and the european nations, a was a very important part in the sovereignty and indepence that Thailand has today.