Chinatown - Bangkok
Chinatown - Bangkok
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As one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, this area in Bangkok is renowned for its incredible shopping options and tantalizing cuisine. This fast-paced district was founded over 200 years ago and went on to become the main hub for Bangkok’s large Chinese community. Venture down Yaowarat Road, bustling with activity and brimming with shops offering an array of souvenirs, jewelry, and trinkets. Then, stop at a family-run restaurant to grab an oyster omelet or dim sum. You can ride the metro to reach Chinatown. It's also within walking distance from landmarks like the Wat Traimit Temple. – Tripadvisor
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  • Constantine G
    50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    Energy. Traffic jams. Crowds. Street Food. A great experience. Come for the food at night. Have your food cooked in front of you while you wait. Eat standing up and then move on to the next food stall that takes your fancy.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Angela Nara
    Satun, Thailand171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place but a little bit expensive
    I went to China town this vacation after come back from USA, I really surprised on price. It look so expensive more than last year, even if I’m Thai. I just wow! But food is good, especially Chinese food.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Alex
    Plano, Texas2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super duper China Town
    Great place to visit, best and biggest China Town I have ever been to. The street good is awsome, spending all night not even enough to eat them all. Full service for travelers.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 June 2023
  • Mel^.^
    Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not worth visiting
    Boring place, nothing much exciting here. Good if you want to experience the traditional vibes and see the traditional kind of pastries. It's not as vibrant as what I have read or imagined. Can totally skip if the itinerary is full.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Tiffany
    Johannesburg, South Africa566 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant and rich atmosphere
    China Town in Bangkok is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood that offers an authentic taste of Chinese culture. The narrow streets are filled with colorful shops, amazing street food, and lively markets. Definitely worth a visit!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • dyhx
    3,500 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mostly street food
    Easily accessible now via MRT to Wat Mangkon station Exit 1. Come with an empty stomach and try the many different street food here from fried dough sticks to moo ping (grilled meat on skewers) to braised duck noodles and more. There are also lots of shops selling dried goods and snacks where you can grab some souvenirs while you are there. Had problem finding public toilets though so we had to go into one of the shops, ordered some desserts just so we could use their toilet.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Anco M
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom683 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Slightly Disappointing
    Having had a good time in Chinatown in Singapore we were looking forward to this visit. Is it a bustling place with atmosphere? Yes. However, the lack of normal shops open in the evening and it mainly being food stalls distracts from the attractiveness. Especially, since it is difficult to sit down somewhere and there is a large seafood focus. Interesting? Yes. Must-visit? No.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Jeenny Y
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steet food
    This is a street food restaurant. There is a variety of food to choose from. I really like it because there are a lot of people and they come to eat delicious food. Recommended to come at night because in Thailand the weather is quite hot
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Tingling Vision
    Malaysia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    China’ town
    China Town in Bangkok is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood that offers an authentic taste of Chinese culture. The narrow streets are filled with colorful shops, amazing street food, and lively markets. Definitely worth a visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Roy581
    Nottingham, United Kingdom424 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mostly more of the same
    There are many china town areas in city’s around the world, this one does feel a little more authentic. You will need a guide to get around all of the small streets and shops, we made our own way around got lost and missed large areas. Along the main roads it is mainly jewellers selling gold and along the side roads food will a good selection of seafood. I also saw insects including scorpions on sticks, I did not try them but it is there for the more adventurous. A very busy area which is best visited mid afternoon when you see what is happening in the cramped small streets.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
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Becca F
Mansfield, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A must see in Bangkok. This place was crazy!!! Market and food stalls galore & loads of weird and wonderful delights. We enjoyed our time here but had a bit of a dodgy sit in restaurant that was awful (forgot its name) would recommend visiting!
Written 17 April 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A place in Bangkok with heavy Chinese influences which you can see in the shops, signs and of course the food. There are probably dozens of streets that are packed with food stalls. Meat eaters will have no problems finding something excellent to eat. Vegetarians can still find lots of options, but vegans will have a hard time finding something. The place is pretty busy from morning until late evening, but definitely busiest at the weekends when it’s absolutely heaving with people.
Written 12 April 2024
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Steven Y
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Loud noise street food literally near the street. Food are amazing and very local. Cheap!!! Must visit this place when you are in Bangkok
Written 4 April 2024
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Nene J
Perth, Australia66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Food glorious food - along the roadside of the streets - tempting your taste buds every step along the markets. Fresh juices and shakes, and a large variety of cooked dishes. Beat the crowds before 7pm when it really gets busy and harder to find seats.
Written 30 March 2024
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Natasha B
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Experienced the magic of Chinatown. The street eats and the rich culture was absolutely amazing. So many phenominal tasty dishes that we tried. So if you love streetfood then Chinatown is the right place for you. Market lanes, glittery gold shops, temples and much more. Oh.... We all loved it!
Written 19 February 2024
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RayF278
Winnipeg, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This is a great place I ate so much Chinese food just delicious. There’s a open market you can go to for shopping it was a good day trip. Went at 2 and left at 8.
Written 18 February 2024
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XingHui LAI
Singapore, Singapore93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A visit here is a must when you come to Bangkok.
This place is one of the largest Chinatown around Asia. Food are plentiful and I recommend all to be more adventurous in trying out various items.

This place also have reputable shops that sells Gold products. It is good for beginners to get some as a step towards investment for the future.
Written 27 January 2024
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Yadahiro Y
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This is a famous street food source in Bangkok. Because there are so many delicious foods to choose from, I really like it.
Written 7 January 2024
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Aleksandra M
Warsaw, Poland89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very big China Town with lots of bars and streetfood, and amazing food markets! Definitely worth visiting to make a walk and feel the atmosphere
Written 27 December 2023
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Serena B
Trento, Italy102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A large mass of stalls and shops filled with whatever you may think of. Nice to take a stroll, very busy, nothing to really buy in the end
Written 23 December 2023
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