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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
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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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Bangkok Chinatown Small-Group Night Food Tour
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Chinatown is a "Must Do" wherever you travel and Bangkok has one of the best. Be smart: you won't find amazing deals on first class merchandise, safely tuck your wallet away from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Reno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another interesting experience. Located at end of subway line at Hau Lamphong. From Center Point Hotel the cost is about 42 baht for 2. No need for taxi or Tuk Tuk. Walk about 5 blocks and you are in the midst of the chinatown market. Narrow streets loaded with gold stores, food carts and more stuff than you can imagine.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you late dinner or looking for some local food, chinese food and verity of food you can find awesome food here!! The big light sing show along this street and street food. Chinese people , Thai people local people and all visitors must be here!! Cheap And good taste. Don't miss if you are eat aholice!!! Yes!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chinatown is a "Must Do" wherever you travel and Bangkok has one of the best. Be smart: you won't find amazing deals on first class merchandise, safely tuck your wallet away from wandering hands, expect to go for the scene. When you approach it that way, you will have a great experience. We spent about 90 minutes walking around and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderin' around in Yaowarat...just don't walk-into Bird Nest restaurant or Shark-Fin restaurants...exorbitant prices even eating on the streets...if Tuk-Tuk try to sell you somethin'...just smile and walk away. this Chinatown has nothin' much to offer except if you're lookin' for Chinese dry food stuff but the you .could find some old shops selling cheap copy IT gadgets or electronic goods...walk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I expect to find things to be cheaper in China town but I was wrong. I bought some fruits from the street vendors and they were more expensive than what I paid near Terminal 21. The prices in the Chinese restaurants are comparable to the prices we pay in US which is too high in Thailand standard.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crazy busy to mad but worth a look although maybe be careful with your bags and wallet heard bad things although it did happen to us as we where on a bike tour and only got a quick look through it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

China Town is always worth a visit, even for Bangkok residents like myself. I would recommend one of the following: 1) Visit the small alleys on a bicycle during the day, e.g. with followmetours.com 2) If you happen to be there from Thursday to Sunday, visit this lovely tapas bar called "el chiringuito" (found of Facebook) and try their home-made... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend eat at one of the foodstalls. When it was time to pay I only had 500 bhat and the bill was on 330. I didn't get the change and when I asked for it they insisted that they had already given it to me. We tried to talk to them thinking it must be a mistake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place. Great place to find great Thai food to eat. And we ate there two times. Spicy and crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy old downtown area with plenty of shops, divine food stalls and restaurants, great place to visit and very busy in the evenings, do not miss the street side jazz in Shanghai Hotel foyer area..

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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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