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“chinese food”(138 reviews)
“yaowarat road”(91 reviews)
This is the oldest district in Bangkok since Chinese merchants moved to this area in the early 1780s when the city was founded.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Yaowarat Road | Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
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Reviewed today via mobile

All food here are so delicious, tasty and affordable prices. Some food truck, you have to be patient on the queue, but it's really worth for them. Don't miss!!!

Thank N_silfarpanich
Reviewed today via mobile

Such a happening and fascinating place. The most happening thing is food, food and food. While you find other shops as well for souvenir, jewellary, clothing, etc.. its a place to walk and absorb the Thai food atmosphere. Except for food pl bargain on other...More

Thank Nirmal75
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We left this until our last night to do. We ended up getting a Tuk-Tuk to take us there (make sure you haggle with the price). We had some amazing street food and my husband even got a fish spa.

Thank 852jessw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thousands food stalls, lots of markets, shops from jewelry till closing, kitchenware etc. Active from early in the morning till late evening. One of the highlights of Bangkok and a must visit and taste.

Thank devetasV
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went in the morning for the market experience. Very crowded on a sunday morning. Lots of stalls selling dried seafood and wet market stuffs. Further down you will find stores selling clothings, shoes slippers accessories...worth a visit.

Thank derricklwy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by here, it was very busy but very similar to other Chinatowns all over the world. If your looking to buy gold this is the place to buy it as there are plenty of of gold shops.

Thank lynseypower
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are some good shops with yummy food. We found a shop off the road provide delicious soup. It is beautiful views at night.

Thank JoyYang0103
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the famous place in Bangkok for Thai street food. You can reach here through Chao Phraya river by getting off the Rajchawongse stop. It is like an area full of shops selling food and it gets really crowded in the evening. All sorts...More

Thank Inspiration826830
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The echanting smells of the fresh spices that you see in big bags or just being hand picked, the old character of the buildings, the typical chinese displays, the order of the otherwise crowded specialised shops, makes Chinatown a good vibe area to spent your...More

Thank hannahanuman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating, gritty, loud and colourful. Go at night or in the late afternoon to watch the lights come on. Browse the narrow laneway markets and stalls, window shop for gold and stay for dinner at one of the many restaurants.

Thank GlobeTrotting791973
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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
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Sing W
10 August 2018|
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Response from fangyuhlim | Reviewed this property |
Frankly speaking, you might be able to get better & cheaper massage away from Chinatown. I tired one massage salon in Year 2015 near the famous birdnest shop and find it not skillful. Therefore, I stop massage in Chinatown... More
Nats G
15 July 2018|
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Response from Mimi1515 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you need a guide to be honest, just jump on the taxi or tuk tuk and explore.. it is safe. You can always ask questions to the taxi driver, they are very friendly and helpful. I hope this helps .. I was alone... More
Qazi H
5 May 2018|
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Response from Robin C | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for definite- but there seems to be everything possible on sale. It’s just a case of finding which one- it is a huge area. But everyone is incredibly friendly & helpful there, so I know they'll be able to guide... More