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chinatown - Dusit

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely an area one should visit on a trip to Bangkok. We spent a busy Saturday night there and it was a balmy evening of sights sounds and smells. Loads of street vendors fresh fruit stalls and tourist shops - the only thing to note is that all the restaurants close early in Bangkok - so don't think about eating... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Except a few blocks with lights that reminded me of Hong Kong. If you've been anywhere in China, Taiwan, etc.,, you might get feel disappointed. The food is nothing exceptional also. Maybe I need to go earlier on day instead of going in the night.

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Thank 1234voyagers
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The swirling of different people objects foods surely is interesting but don't waste too much time on it. For a 2-3 hours afternoon it's ok.

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Thank Barbara A
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Chinatown Bangkok is impressive, must visit it at night (because of the traffic). The ambient is special, with the lightning, olors, etc. It is safe to visit it at night.

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Thank Àlex M
Leeds
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

It's not like canal Street nyc so don't expect that . Difficult to navigate around . Traffic restricts the desired direction of your trip

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We ventured into Chinatown after visiting Wat Raimit, which is close by. Chinatown is the usual hustle and bustle, like anywhere around the world. If you go down the side soi's, you'll enter very packed streets full of people and vendors selling anything from Chinese medicine to tacky toys, gifts etc. There are lots of street vendors selling food to... More 

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Thank Del-Sowerby
Chengdu, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This area in the old part of Bangkok is just a good place to wander through, especially if you have never been to China. The buildings are a mixture of colonial styles and are now home to a lot of wholesale companies. Fake shark's fin restaurants sit alongside Chinese medicine vendors and souvenir stalls. Go there on the subway and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

I took a cab to Chinatown (100 baht) to take some photos. I walked around with my tripod & camera and shot away! Got some great shots that portray the heart of this area and felt safe and had a unique experience that most tourists don't get...best of all, it was cheap and fun!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Poor hygiene conditions, smell from about 1km away of effluent, people going to toilet on the street. Street market rubbish, smokey etc.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

Very crowded with tourist and chinese people,but planty free seats and lovely foods,prices are -100thb to 200thb pp!Enjoy and visit Bangkok Chinatown!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: thanon silom, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Silom
  • Neighbourhood: Silom

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Silom
Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
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