"Take a stroll through Chinatown..." Chinatown Tip by jrs1234

Chinatown, Bangkok: 84 reviews and 163 photos

  Sampeng Lane, Chinatown
by jrs1234

Walking in Bangkok during the day is normally only for the very enthusiastic and requires dodging in and out of air-conditioned establishments, but this stroll through Chinatown is something most people should be able to cope with. It's in the shade almost all the way along, but it is quite crowded, so keep your valuables close!

Sampeng Lane runs right through Chinatown and is a narrow little lane crowded with shopfronts and stalls. Most people are on foot, although you will encounter the odd motorbike slowly working its way along. Unless you're keen on fabrics you might not buy anything here, but it is a very atmospheric place and quite different to the rest of inner-city Bangkok. Once you've finished strolling, you could take a tuk-tuk to the next place, you'll probably need a sit-down!

Address: 300 Yaowarat Soi 6 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100.
Directions: Take the river express boat to Ratchawong Pier, and walk up.
Phone: +66 80 525 6626
Website: http://bangkokforvisitors.com/chinatown/index.php

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 21, 2004
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