Chinatown - Bangkok
Chinatown - Bangkok
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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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1-2 hours
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,459 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
A very busy place. Colorful. There is so much to see. I like Chinatowns. And Chinese food. It's well worth a visit to come here.
Written 29 January 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,689 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I walked the streets of Bangkok’s Chinatown when the Lunar New Year celebrations were underway. Some of the side-streets, were jammed with a mix of locals and sightseers. In many ways, it is a typical overseas Chinatown. Well worth visiting for sightseeing and shopping for interesting inexpensive gadgets and knockoffs of expensive goods.
Written 25 January 2023
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Omni F
Whitsett, NC190 contributions
Jan 2023
What fun! I love going to Chinatown each time I visit Bangkok. And it is everything you have ever heard about it -- colorful, crowded, noisy, and sensor overload! And the food is amazing! You will find street vendors selling anything you might be hungry for, you'll discover some fabulous sit down restaurants, plus you will also discover the areas where people and restaurant owners come to buy their goods for the day. Talk about fresh food! And I guarantee you will see food items that you have no idea what they are or how to prepare them.

Chinatown is unbelievable and a delight to visit, as long as you're not claustrophobic as some of the little streets and alleyways become quite congested. Everyone shares the walk areas -- pedestrians, scooters, Grab delivery drivers, delivery people trying to get more product to the vendor -- it gets crowded! Might be best to avoid weekends the first time you visit.

There are tourist sites within walking distance of Chinatown and you can visit the area using the MRT train system or Chao Phraya Tourist Boat.

Go with an open mind, embrace the chaos, and have fun! You came to Bangkok for a new experience! Chinatown is amazing to visit both during the day and at night.
Written 19 January 2023
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Kalkan White
Kalkan, Türkiye7,149 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This area of Bangkok is a must visit. Crazy busy, but a real feast for the senses. Great street food & fantastic atmosphere.
Written 14 January 2023
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Houlden1973
Leamington Spa, UK101 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Utterly overwhelming- London or Manchester China town on speed with about 4 people per square meter.

Roads manic and difficult to cross, pavements packed and for me just way too much to take in and really not worth it.
Written 13 January 2023
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Dale H
Orange, Australia434 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Wonderfully busy street with so many restaurants, shops and street food vendors. Amazing food on offer and a vast array of people from all over the world. If you don’t like busy streets and need your personal spaces than this location won’t suit you.
Written 9 January 2023
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Mr S
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
One of the best things when you at Bangkok. Recommend to go during evening so you can try one of the best seafood restaurants which open only at the evening. Very chaotic but think that you must visit when you around.
Written 4 January 2023
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J0eyM13
Market Deeping, UK15 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Hectic, exciting and a must see if in Bangkok. Lots of great food to try and atmosphere is really fun. Try and get a tuk tuk along the main strip would be a recommendation from me.
Written 2 January 2023
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Gauthier M
Paris, France10 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Very nice area to discover. Many different types of oldish buildings and chinese temples. Very cool markets to check out.
Written 1 January 2023
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,765 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
This bustling neighborhood of Bangkok is full of all sorts of interesting places to see and foods to try. The lights are reminiscent of Times Square and the stores are bright and lively, and there are big crowds of people packed into small sidewalks. There are also a lot of carts selling street food that includes everything from calamari to roti to pad Thai. The smells are overwhelming and can be off-putting to the sensitive palate, and if you don’t eat seafood or meat, then you will have a very hard time finding somewhere to eat. Also, be wary if you don’t like crowds; this place is really busy.
Written 25 December 2022
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