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“yaowarat road”(89 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 yesterday

Chaotic, crowded and full of cooking smells - you should visit at least once if you have the time. Besides shops and street stalls selling bags, t shorts, snacks and household utensils, there are also lots of food options around. Do take the time to...More

Thank Orator11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited with a Chinese friend who was able to recommend lots to me, it can be a little crowded and overwhelming at times with cars, bikes and pedestrians. Most just food with some small shops and stalls. I tried the shark fin soup which...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved Chinatown. It was buzzing with atmosphere and the Street food is amazing. We took a Tuk tuk from our hotel with a guide who showed us all the best places to eat and go. We also visited the near by flower market.

Thank paulapeters40
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place draws quite a large number of tourists, including my family. We came here purely for “exotic” food - seafood meal, shark’s fin, bird’s nest (lower price compared to other places in Bangkok). The traffic jam leading to Chinatown can be quite terrible so...More

Thank happyyytraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught a Grab taxi to Chinatown and then just started walking around the small lanes. Some wonderful textile shops and curio places around. But really just getting amongst it in a very interesting city and you will find something that surprises you.

Thank TrumanWA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved visiting china town busy busy busy.good overall day out.we took the boat on a one day hopper pass 400thb for three people .you can hop of and on all day

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a short visit to Chinatown Bangkok but this place is packed with people and vehicles, we could not easily move around.

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited it is location. it was interesting, but noise in area was pretty loud. There were some good restauran dt here. Enjoyed an excellent lunch meal with friend

Thank maw930
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best china town I’ve visited. Had a nice dinner at a seafood restaurant on the corner of main road. Also had a stall that sold chocolate hot rolls. Lovely!! A good, busy place to walk around for an evening.

Thank FallowfieldHillbilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big market. Crowded. Cheap. Lots of everything. On during day every day. We went there by train and then ferry

Thank Annette W
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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
August 9, 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
July 15, 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
May 5, 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