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Chinatown - Bangkok

Yaowarat, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“street food” (313 reviews)
“chinese food” (112 reviews)
“yaowarat road” (74 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yaowarat, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife enjoyed shopping here, stuff for every age. good food. would suggest to do some shopping here but keep good time in hand.

Thank saurabhgautam2
Reviewed yesterday

Really cool place to shop for anything really. Lots of character and plenty of hustle and bustle. Something different from the Mega Malls. Warning - this is an outdoor activity

Thank amckenndry
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bangkok's Chinatown is one of the places to visit every tourist who travels to Bangkok, a beautiful with a natural appearance and a variety of shops at reasonable prices

Thank hussein i
Reviewed 2 days ago

Chinatown is a vibrant, bustling area of Thailand with great food - so many delicious options. I had a wonderful Thai-Chinese fusion restaurant and loved it. So many bright lights and things to see. Great for people watching!

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

China Town is the best place to buy Gold. Many gold shops to look at. Also good place to eat lots of small restaurants around. Traffic can be painful but that's all over Bangkok though.

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many restaurants food on street and shopping very Shep price, take by MRT around 15-20 minutes good area

Thank รานี โ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last time we visited was in the evening but today we walked through in the day. It was just as busy with shops selling just about anything. Abundant street food stalls and stalls selling fruit. It did get a bit crowded down the alleys so...More

Thank Caz C
Reviewed 4 days ago

In the day time you can visit couples of temples in the area or buy Cinese style souveniers and tea sets. Otherwise, better to go at night to see the lights and feel the vibe. Honestly, there isn't much to do here besides dining. Lots...More

Thank Brendan L
Reviewed 4 days ago

we went to Chinatown during night time for dinner. The dinner at T&K Restaurant at the roadside are super delicious.

Thank tiffanyyoong
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One never goes wrong seeing Chinatown, of any country for that matter. It gives the impression of what adaptabity chinese get affected in the local culture. I got my cleaver knife here and has some chinese characters printed on the blade. One can be sure...More

Thank Joey C
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
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Andrei Cristian S
Hello , i`ve been 2 times in China Town in KL , and i found very good prices , better than the Thai Islands shops. I have a question , I never been in China Town in Bangkok , but I want to ask where is cheaper to buy clothes , shoes and other stuff. In KL or Bangkok , because i want to buy many things , not just for me! Thank you
25 June 2017|
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Response from Batumalai P | Reviewed this property |
hai china town is famous for his street food....its recomended to go bo bae tower bangkok for buddle buyers...better prise if u buy more...and the markets around bo bae towers u will get a better prise
Which one better, go there at night or noon? Thank you so much.
5 April 2017|
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Response from Michael_Chick | Reviewed this property |
Bangkok's Chinatown is very different in the day vs at night. Shop till you drop in the 1km long back-lane called "SamPheng", on the south-side parallel to Yaowarat Rd. Shops there open as early as 6:30am. Also, in the West... More
is that safe to go to chinatown for a solo traveller? is chinatown open everyday? tq
3 March 2017|
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Response from Mohamed_Tatawit | Reviewed this property |
Don't worry at all if you go there in normal time and in the main streets. Just take care of your stuff.