“The banks of the Chao Phraya River have changed a lot, but what is still the same is its living soul.”

The shores of the Chao Phraya River see some changes. Its soul is still the same, however.

Akkrawat Srinarong, or Paye; Kanyapas Srinarong Chayanuwat or Parn; Ariya Srinarong, or Pui—we are always accustomed to the three siblings with their favorite string instruments as musicians of VieTrio band. They tell us, “VieTrio band will mark the tenth anniversary. We haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth. We still bring happiness to music lovers both locally and internationally as usual.”

At present, these talents on the classical music scene aren’t limiting themselves to just a musician. They assume the role of music teacher at Viemus International School of Music. Paye is a music director, with love, at Thai Youth Orchestra under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, Princess of Naradhiwas, together with an executive editor for Robb Report Thailand.

“I lived in England for eight years and in the United States for ten years. When I had free time, I always strolled along the river. It was a tranquil scene to me personally. But the Chao Phraya River is my truly personal pleasure. When I eat out, I always choose a riverside restaurant. To me, the best place to get fresh air in Bangkok must be the Chao Phraya River,” says Paye. He also shares his tips on getting relaxed when exhausted by taking some time to visit the Chao Phraya River and look at the stream.

“Until now the banks of the Chao Phraya River have changed a lot. The river combines lifestyle characteristics with Thai culture and riverside ways of life—it’s the right balance for the only river. But what is still the same is its living soul,” conclude the three siblings in front of the river.