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“Sampeng Lane market in Chinatown Bangkok” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chinatown - Bangkok
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Street Food Trail in Bangkok
Ranked #43 of 524 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Geelong Australia
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“Sampeng Lane market in Chinatown Bangkok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Although the market is known as Sampeng Lane, it is actually on Soi Wanit 1. The market runs the length of this Soi in the heart of Chinatown, with many lanes running off from both sides. It is a unique experience, crowded, hot and bustling with activity. The narrow lane is not for the claustrophobic. The shops deal mainly with bulk sales and usually offer real discounts for persons buying several items. This is the place to buy the 20 pairs of earrings you need for presents. Prices are half of that in the shopping malls. This is also a good place to buy sarongs and lots of different textiles. Along the way there are many food stalls and if you want the comfort of air-conditioning, there are several restaurants along Yaowarat Road which runs parallel to Soi Wanit.
You can walk into Chinatown in 15 minutes from Hua Lampong station which is on the underground train system.
If you are into markets this is well worth the detour, if only for the experience.

Visited August 2012
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“We loved it here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Fantastic shopping and night market, we couldnt get enough. Got very hot and crowded but it just added to the experience.

Visited September 2012
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“Hustle, bustle, and lots of shoes.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

If you like shoes--more specifically women’s shoes, then this place is for you. Chinatown is packed with traffic, crowded with people, and is hustling and hopping 24 hours a day. Great vibe. Service in the restaurants is lousy (plates and silverware dropped on the table)...after all, it’s Chinatown in Bangkok. Hahaha.

Visited March 2012
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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“Busy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Drove through this part of town and it seemed very busy! Unfair to give review based on restaurants as we only stopped at a friends jewellery shop and had a drink.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“seafood & noodle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This road is the signature of street food in BKK.Various type of food.One of the most delicious Ladnar noodle is next to Seafood vendor.Two seafood vendors are at the corner.They can cook food great the same.I love this street ,cheap,adventure,warm air up to swelter ,delicious.

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