Practical information about Chinatown
Served now by Bangkok's MRT metro (Wat Mangkon station), the district is now more than ever an interesting base for a stay in Bangkok. You can easily discover the local street cuisine in the evening, visit the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho with a metro ride, explore the klongs, the small canals of Bangkok and their rural life by joining one boat tour from the piers along the Chao Phraya river, and of course, it is THE place to be for Chinese festivities, such as the Chinese New Year or the vegetarian festival in October. There are two accommodations that I really like in Chinatown Bangkok, the Hotel Royal Bangkok Chinatown
and its rooftop swimming pool and River View Guesthouse
for its dominant view over Chao Phraya river and its location in the charming Talat Noi district.
To go visit Chinatown, you can also book one of the tours above.