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“yaowarat road”(101 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

Was excited to go but was disappointed as it was all food stalls and restaurants. Apparently there are other stalls during the day but we went at night.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 365kazg
Reviewed today

I just loved it. Just like the movies about asia and chinatowns from the 90s. Perfect for quick local bites and street photography. Pretty packed with people.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Svetozar92
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When I was first brought to Chinatown I was not impressed until an old Friend showed my the REAL Chinatown and I loved it ever since! The variety of food, merchandise from car accessories, hard wares, eye wares, cooking wares, fashion for all ages, be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aprilnyeo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Many different Chinese restaurants with excellent food. Even Michelin restaurant are there. Typical Chinese street with signs in Chinese language and Thai, few in English as well. Best street food you can find only there but don’t go there on Monday as there is no...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 56arberh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Vibrant, colourful area with many places to eat. The combined scent of Cooking and spices (which you can purchase) - the bright lights and lanterns are a welcome assault on your senses.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 622shellah
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are Chinesse food lover, must come to China town BBK in the evening. You will see 2kms long queue for traditional dishes here oftenly. Both 2 sides of the road fill full by food: food stalls, restaurants.... They also sold some souvernies which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emilyluu
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for shopping you need to visit the Chinatown... all kind of food and merchandise can be found there....good bargains... be ready to spend a lot of time there.... so much to see.... great experience....!!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank prhialeah
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We realized there are more street stalls now as compared to our previous visit. More PRC tourists, more disorderly, more noisy, more stalls.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DonC181
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a boat (sorry, forgot the name of the line) from Sathon Pier (BTS: Saphan Taksin) to Rajchawongse to visit China Town. We enjoyed about 2 hours walking through the busy streets with any number of shops and street food. The atmosphere consisting of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anspaul
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there on a Monday night and absolutely loved it. Everyone is out in the streets enjoying the street food - which was delicious!

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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November 20, 2018|
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Response from Nirmal75 | Reviewed this property |
Sampen Market. The road is also called Sampen Road i believe. You get plenty of costume Jewellary shops and accessories there. You have to buy in bulk though
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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