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Chinatown - Bangkok

Yaowarat Road | Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, 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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“street food” (375 reviews)
“chinese food” (134 reviews)
“yaowarat road” (85 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Yaowarat Road | Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
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Reviewed yesterday

I recently visited the China World fabric Mall and I was pleasantly surprised by the great selection of fabrics the different shops had. I also found quite a few fabric shops in the side street with great bargains and all good quality fabric at amazing...More

Reviewed yesterday

If you haven't had enough shopping at Chatuchak market or in Siam Square (MBK and others), Bangkok's Chinatown is a shopper's paradise. Crowds are the norm as is bartering. It is fun to wander through the streets at the various vendors.

Thank jennbsn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chinatown, consisting of one main street and a few sideways. The best way to visit this place in the evening. You need to count with a huge screech, noise, countless number of advertising ads and various scents hovering in the air.The main streets have beards...More

Thank rwdowczyk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sois of shops, sois of people. Prepare to walk and dodge and dodge some more during your visit. Pick a nice shop for lunch, grab a sidewalk table and enjoy life. Perhaps I should have taken more time there to really get a more in-depth...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are two sides to Chinatown. During the day the streets are filled with people, vendors, food, tuktuks, etc.--busy and full of energy. After dusk turn everything up to 10--super busy with people, vendors, food, traffic, etc.! Vendors get redundant so shop around and don't...More

1  Thank Delnor N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is really nothing to see or do there. Plus it is dirty with rats running around . We wasted our time there and left after 10-15 minutes. There are much more interesting areas in Bangkok to see .

Thank airwav
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very touristic place, very crowded in narrow streets... you have to love it. Lots of cheap stuff, I can not recommend this area to stay.

Thank Xtof70
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here after visiting kohsan road. 10 minute ride on a tuktuk got us here for 200 baht. The ride itself was better than a theme park ride. I think trafgic lights and highway code are just a suggestion to thai drivers. Think rome...More

Thank oakspeed
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took three Chinese people here. They weren’t impressed. Some vendors spoke Mandarin. A lot of gold shops here. Also a lot of shops catering for Chinese tourists, selling things like Snail White and fish maw. If you want an authentic Chinese experience, go to China.

Thank pahayden2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here , pick a place where you see lots of people it’s interesting worth s look a few shops along the way

Thank Clint T
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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Bryan See S
2 January 2018|
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Response from Sarvs F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t recommend as we didn’t get a chance to look. When we went queues and queues of people everywhere and we couldn’t wait
16 November 2017|
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Response from whatu1 | Reviewed this property |
Monday is never a good day to visit Chinatown in Bangkok. Would advise you to stay in another part of Bangkok and travel to Chinatown on Sunday, but skip Monday.
Jacinta L
26 August 2017|
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Response from PoizonFlower | Reviewed this property |
There's a lot all over the place I have not gotten the chance to get some People are very friendly... look for a local who speaks English and ask away Good luck