"Lively and colourful" Chinatown Tip by travelpug

Chinatown, Bangkok: 84 reviews and 163 photos

by travelpug

If you think you have been to Chinatowns in other countries, and you want to skip Bangkok chinatown, you are making a mistake! You never know what you would miss here. Bangkok chinatown, (known as Yaowarat by the locals) is bigger than I imagined. It consists of a few roads. There were a few chinese style temples here. Chinatown is famous to the locals for the goldsmith shops. I went inside with my friends who was looking for their wedding rings. Oh my, it was so crowded inside. I saw people bought gold in big quantity! It felt like I was in a supermarket buying vegetables! Oh, how can one leave Chinatown without trying some of the foods here? Such many variety to choose from. You can go for authentic food on the street, or go for something fancier at nice restaurant. Bird nest and shark fin soup is popular here, but not cheap. Head to this area and enjoy!

Address: Ratchawongsi Pier, Chao Phraya River Tour, Bangkok
Directions: To view typical China Town scences straight ahead to Ratchawongsi Road until the intersection of Yaowarat Road.
Phone: +66 80 525 6626
Website: http://bangkokforvisitors.com/chinatown/index.php

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 23, 2007
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