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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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Absolutely loved walking through the street and side alleys. You get to experience the great hustle and Bussel. The smells from the Chinese herbalists are Devine. There is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved walking through the street and side alleys. You get to experience the great hustle and Bussel. The smells from the Chinese herbalists are Devine. There is everything that you could possible want in the alley markets. It's such a great atmosphere. Really enjoyed walking through there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Here you can find a lot of objects to buy, and of course food too. Who like shopping have to came, probably you will find something useful. It could be easy lost in there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wandered through Chinatown as part of a private walking tour. It is in many way an assault for the senses with lots of different sites and smells. The atmosphere is not dissimilar to many other Chinatowns around the world. We ate quite a bit of street food here and also picked up heaps of spices and tea. 100THB for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I almost gave it a 4 out of 5. I still hesitate because its definitely iteresting specially the markets where you have some really good bargains and at night the typical street food. BUT it is evry hot, the food is not always that great, a friend actually got sick, you can find stuff but a lot of it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This narrow lanes of this neighborhood are full of shops, noodle stalls, and restaurants. Highly walkable!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for dinner the first or second night. Busy busy place with alot of tourists. Be wary though, almost got conned by a tuktuk. Alot of sidecarts selling juice and food - must try.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to enjoy the local people. If you have ever had Pad Thai this is where you can have the original prepared by the real street chefs. With all the vendors you could have anything you want.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lotssss of food and BIRD NEST is selling here! This "Pork Shop" is famous! U need to line up to get a seat! But it's really worth for u to spend ur little time to queue to enjoy the food here! Because every dish of them are damn delicious! After dinner, we choose either one of the dessert stall... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even if it is so crowded you will love it. It is exactly what you expect from Chinatown in Bangkok. Do not hesitate to go there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Golden Buddha Temple closes at 5pm, you need max 30 min. It is a tranquill oasis amidst the "hell". And then walk the stret towards the Chinatown hotel. If you get feeling it's nothing happening here, just sit down... after the dawn the living hell comes up. Amazing spectacle for all your senses. Must see in Bangkok.

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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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