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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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Chinatown is a very busy place. There are small shops everywhere and people transporting things. This gives you a chance to see yet another side of Bangkok.

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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Chinatown is a very busy place. There are small shops everywhere and people transporting things. This gives you a chance to see yet another side of Bangkok.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bangkok is the place for shopping at cheap prices. While bulk shopping is where you'd benefit the most from, China town is the place for all you need!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was excited about China Town but it was just like other roadside market with some food carts, carts for show pieces. Souvenirs are over priced in the shops.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came for the streetfood and left happy. I'm sad to read that Bangkok is looking to ban streetfood in the coming year. This would be a great loss to the local charm and to those of us looking for authentic and cheap Thai quisine. So many stalls to choose from in Chinatown - you could eat there for a... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

definitely worth a visit you will always find variety kinds of food here and to be honest they all delicious!

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We just passed by and spent couple of minutes. May be the Chinese will like the area as it offers a china flavor. For others, it's all not big a difference. The shopping and eating is quote expensive here compared to other areas in bangkok.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place for shopping where you can find cheap stuff. There is one market which is very narrow but endless. Hundreds of shops on both sides selling everything.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

ok. some interesting foods and vegetables. Its worth a walk through or a meal. Church with Buddah on outshirts

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Visited Chinatown along with friend at Bangkok last month. The whole road was full of people, then only we felt that we are not in Bangkok but in China. Roadside eateries had blocked footpath many places and entered main road at some places. We tried ice cream, it was real good one. Overall it is ok

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Chinatowns in most cities are overrated, and since this one is listed in every guidebook and blog out there our hopes weren't high. But, despite being overwhelmingly crowded, it was definitely worth checking out for an evening of street food.

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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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