I absolutely love being in the city but at the same time I crave fresh air. This could be why three of the four Spotlight Bangkok posts have been about embracing the outdoors while still in metropolis.
Featured today is an amalgam of the previous posts as this must-do activity involves a unique restaurant, beautiful city views, and an independent market. In fact it evens adds live music, a bookshop, a furniture showroom, and an art gallery to the lineup. To be succinct, this place has it all.
The market itself is quite small but the sellers seem to be at the height of their game. The product quality outshines even that of the ArtBox Market. Custom leather boots and handbags, hand-sewn clothing, and even vinyl records can be discovered among the items on display. The Jam Factory will also host a farmers’ market occasionally but you just need to keep an eye out for the dates. The same could be said for all other events held at the facility.
For food, the visitors have a plethora of options to choose from. Whether it is one of the two restaurants in the facility (Never Ending Summer, The Summer House Project) or the numerous independent vendors on hand you are guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. If you made the mistake of eating before you stop by you can head into the bookstore (Candide) and peruse the reading material while enjoying a cup of fresh-brewed coffee. The art gallery and furniture showroom are free so take your decoction with you as you check out some of Bangkok’s homegrown creative talent.
The Jam Factory does a tremendous job of selling a small town festival in one of the largest cities on Earth. If you catch yourself on the west side of the Chao Phraya River be sure to stop by and catch a whiff of what is going on. Hop in a cab and head off to the best community gathering Bangkok has to offer.
The Jam Factory
Mon-Sun: 11 AM – 8 PM
Although this is the final (for now) Spotlight Bangkok post I am headed back to the Angel City this weekend. I will bring back some more goodies for you all. Is there something in the city I may have missed? What about your city? What is your favorite escape from all of the excitement? Let me know in the comments below.
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