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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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A good slice of South East Asia

Take a couple of hours and just wander the streets and sois for a real feeling of Asia. The variety of goods, food, trinkets, Chinese medicines and other bits and pieces on sale... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Lowest bidder and lowest quality. This is a completely congested area when the shopping vendors are open. Not safe, pick-pockets, and illicit activities.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lot of people, stuff and traffic - not for claustrophobic :) It was nice place. Just walk around the streets and get lost. The best part is cramped streets: there are so so so so much people and weird stuff - only sky is the limit. :D

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is the largest Chinatown in SE Asia. During the day it seems to be a wholesale area only. The traffic is dense, par for Bangkok. At night the area is transformed with street food and open shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

You can find everything on the main road and in the smaller street. We bought a couple of cheap Battery packs for our phones, lots of tea, food and other souvenirs. Amazing area.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Take a couple of hours and just wander the streets and sois for a real feeling of Asia. The variety of goods, food, trinkets, Chinese medicines and other bits and pieces on sale is amazing. It is crowded for sure and hot, so be sure to stop and hydrate often. The people are generally very friendly but bear in mind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Go to sampeng lane, take a good breath and try to say relaxed. A lot of shops all specialized in just a small number of items. As said in the title I loved it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

i didnt think much of china town it was very dirty and unkempt compared to the rest of the city. shops absolutly jambed full of stuff and also not really bargens the chata chat market is great for bargans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited China Town in the evening and day time, and enjoyed it on both occasions! The street food is delicious. China Town was our highlight of Bangkok and I'd return to the city just to visit Chinatown!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A Must visit for the local chinese cuisine. If you were to take the MRT Train, it is the last stop called ' Hua Lampong' and upon exit, it's a 10-15 min walking distance. For those who are more adventurous can try the Motocycle Taxis just outside the MRT. Tell them you want to go 'Yaowarat Road' and fare is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you wanna try Thai street Food,This is one of the place where you must go!It's not far from Hualumphong Subway station,around 15 minutes walk.

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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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