Last weekend I went to The Jam Factory, a chill place which is located behind Klong San Market.
The Jam Factory has an area around 4 rais or 1,600 square metres. This area was a warehouse before and it was changed to be a meeting place to hang out with friends and family. If you walk into The Jam Factory, you will see the big green field in the middle of the warehouse and the structure of the warehouse is still there, but it is adjusted to be a bookstore (named Candide Books), a coffee café (named li-bra-ry), an art gallery, and a restaurant (named The Never Ending Summer).
On that day, there was a ‘Bangkok Farmers Market’ event. So, the big field was full with stalls selling organic and handmade products.
My friend and I went to the coffee shop which connects with the bookstore. I like the atmosphere of both coffee shop and bookstore. Well, the bookstore sells only Thai books. I did not see any foreign books there. We had a cup of coffee and frankly I do not like the taste of the coffee. We ordered iced mocha and it tasted salty.
Then, we walked into the art gallery.
The restaurant is located at the back of the factory.
We walked around the area to see the stalls, and then took the ferry back to Si Phraya Pier.
For me this place is not a must visit place. But if you are staying around or visiting other places around and you need an air-conditioned place to sit and relax, this place can be your choice.
Update: April, 2015
Location & how to get there: Klong San Pier, behind Klong San Market.
BTS + Boat: Get off the skytrain (BTS) at Saphan Taksin station. Then, take Chao Phraya Express Boat and get off at Si Phraya Pier. Then, take the ferry cross the Chao Phraya River to Klong San Pier. From the pier, walk into Klong San Market until you see Watsons shop. Then, walk into a little alley for 1 minute or two; you will see ‘The Jam Factory’ sign.
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00-23.00
Have you ever been to The Jam Factory? Did you like it? Share your experience with me in the comments!