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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
Description:

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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Street Food Trail in Bangkok
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Bangkok Chinatown Small-Group Night Food Tour
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Sensory OVERLOAD!

Very cool place that will overwhelm you with sights, sounds, and smells. Endless vendors selling foods and goods. Insanely packed streets. I think its a must see for sure, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the place to find gold jewellery.Thai gold is richly yellow and is distinct from gold bought elsewhere.The prices are reasonable and Thai wives love it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very cool place that will overwhelm you with sights, sounds, and smells. Endless vendors selling foods and goods. Insanely packed streets. I think its a must see for sure, but it is nuts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it's easy to just have 3-4 meals in just one evening here. so much to eat but so little time.... try the pork soup at the old cinema, oyster omelette, seafood at the green coloured restaurant.... oh so much food!!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much great food in one place (unfortunately the market is at the other end of Yaowarat Road from the end we started walking!) and such a colourful street!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a traveller around southeast asia China town in Bangkok was not that special. Its crowded with lots of tourists food stalls and foreign smells and things to buy and look. If you are there, it's a nice walk around but not a trip worth.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get lost in This Chinatown and see the Chinese culture in Thailand. You will be amazed by the night views and not forgetting the foods! A must visit place for tourist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a must see, lots of food places and shopping, everything is cheap but always bargain the price as when they see you are a tourist the price goes up and you bargain but still paying a high price

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So i do like going around and visit different bita of each town, I'm afraid I didn't like this! Too many people, too busy and too dirty for my taste. If it was less of all the above i could have enjoyed it, but it was all too much and couldn't breath proper fresh air and left after 10minutes

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the most packed place we went to in town. Tourists from every country and locals packed the streets for food, gifts, lottery tickets, shark fin soups, jewelery, kids toys, everything you can thing of. This is a decent place to shop as you can find pretty much anything here. On the south side is the Chinese Buddhist temple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Chinatown is like almost every other Chinatown I've been too: crowded, exciting, lots of energy and of course lots of places to shop. Pricing of items there are among the best in Bangkok. Bring comfortable walking shoes, you'll need them.

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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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