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Chinatown - Bangkok

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
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Address: Yaowarat, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number:
6594553677
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This is the oldest district in Bangkok since Chinese merchants moved to...

This is the oldest district in Bangkok since Chinese merchants moved to this area in the early 1780s when the city was founded.

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Bangkok Chinatown Small-Group Night Food Tour
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Bangkok Chinatown Cycle Tour

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Jan 31 I have been to many cities with Chinatowns, eg, San Francisco, Philadelphia, LA, and Vancouver, but this one is really huge and captures the energy of Kowloon. Nina of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jan 31 I have been to many cities with Chinatowns, eg, San Francisco, Philadelphia, LA, and Vancouver, but this one is really huge and captures the energy of Kowloon. Nina of Absolute Bangkok Tours guided us through the labyrinth of alleyways and crowded streets with produce and foodstuffs spilling onto the sidewalks. It was so tempting to try sampling some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tough walking anywhere in the heat and expect lots of hawker stores to keep you entertained, hydrated and satisfied with their local delights. There appears to be a gold shop at every corner - which I was a little surprised. We took the metro and walked to Chinatown and then tuk tuk back to the station.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent eating placed with well trained staff. Seafood was great! The neighborhood is well worth visiting by walking from shop to shop, and enjoying the culture and shopping.

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Like everywhere in Bangkok, little shops selling useless goods in a dirty and crowded environment. Nothing interesting or mindblowing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an evening street food tour through Chinatown that was so much fun. At night the neon signs are everywhere and it was a bit like Times Square on steroids, but lots of fun and the food was amazing!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the best place to have dinner, plenty of street stalls and restaurant very busy all day around, follow the locals for the best places

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

all the best and cheapest gold shops are located here go if you want good quality gold at a good price! it is not cheap its really good quality gold at very good prices!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved walking through the street and side alleys. You get to experience the great hustle and Bussel. The smells from the Chinese herbalists are Devine. There is everything that you could possible want in the alley markets. It's such a great atmosphere. Really enjoyed walking through there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you can find a lot of objects to buy, and of course food too. Who like shopping have to came, probably you will find something useful. It could be easy lost in there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered through Chinatown as part of a private walking tour. It is in many way an assault for the senses with lots of different sites and smells. The atmosphere is not dissimilar to many other Chinatowns around the world. We ate quite a bit of street food here and also picked up heaps of spices and tea. 100THB for... More 

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During the day, the main street and its small alleyways are filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and all-day markets. The real action, however, happens after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.
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