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Chinatown - Bangkok

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
As featured in One Day in Bangkok and 7 other guides
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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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Awesome food, but busy

There's so much food, great street food. Definitely worth a visit but it gets crowded at 6/6:30pm. Meaning there are some lines for seats at the bigger places. I went to the area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really I expected more from Bangkok's Chinatown, the food was disappointing and if it was happening I couldn't find it. The best part was the facials you can get on the street. Go, but only after you have explored all the rest Bangkok has to offer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much food, great street food. Definitely worth a visit but it gets crowded at 6/6:30pm. Meaning there are some lines for seats at the bigger places. I went to the area on the earlier side so I was able to skip most of the lines. There are lots of tea and spice stores along the street and some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chinatown provides an interesting perspective on Chinese life in Bangkok. From the shops, restaurants, temples, it is really a unique sight to see. In addition, it is very intriguing to people watch and explore different areas of Chinatown. My preferred way of viewing Bangkok is via different Bike tours because it allows you to tour the massive city quickly and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Save a day for China Town and Little India wich is really close. You can shop even if your shopping budget isn`t that big. The food is also good there. Shop in the day and eat on evening and even night. There are much more in the night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bangkok's Chinatown is authentic and very exotic. However as far as hygiene is concerned you'll have to be indulgent and close one eye because sometimes you see and smell things that are not the most appetizing. But once you've sat down in a restaurant you can relax and enjoy the food - the seafood is delicious ( especially the grilled... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place to visit but be prepared to be shoulder to shoulder with 100's of your closest strangers and in the middle of it all a motorcycle trying to push its way through. All sorts of products are available and in spite of the crowds it was a fun way to send some time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is also one other crazy place in the Heart of Bangkok! You're can get every kind of food and the atmosphere is amazing! Not as touristy as Khaosan Road but both places are worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit to indulge in some great street food. You can either join a tour or wander off on your own which we did. With help of internet it is not to hard to find great authentic places. Another way to go is to go and then check out the lines. Long lines usually equals... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is fun place for walking around and soaking in all the sites and smells of the different foods that are being prepared along the streets. I'm glad I stop by. I was not disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend visiting China town specially if you're visiting Bangkok is a little jewel that you don't want to miss out on. We visited here on the way to the temple as it was convenient and we can read about it online so we know what's there. There's lots of Chinese restaurants gold shops and money conversion shops and... More 

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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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