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Visit Chinatown (Bangkok)

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Chinatown Bangkok
Chinatown Bangkok
Chinatown Bangkok
Bangkok's Chinatown, in addition to the Chinese temples like Wat Mangkon, or Buddhist temples like Wat Traimit and its massive golden Buddha next to the big Chinese gate, offers above all an atmosphere of its own. Between its main street, the most famous Yaowarat Road, very lively even in the evening because it hosts the largest Street Food area in ??Bangkok and the maze of small streets of the very charming district of Talat Noï, my favorite area in Chinatown, it's one of the interesting places in Bangkok to shop especially at Sampeng Lane Market or eat on the go in the evening. The area is also home to the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theater and its Khon performances. Khon is a traditional dancing masked theater listed as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

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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.

How to get to Chinatown ?

The easiest way to reach Chinatown is to take the blue line of MRT Bangkok metro and get off either at Wat Mangkon station or at Sam Yot station. Bangkok's Chinatown is also easily accessible with the Chao Phraya Express river shuttle boats. Stop at Marin Dept station and you will be in the middle of Talad Noï district, a neighborhood with small streets gathering a lot of mechanics and engine repairers shops which looks like a nice small village in the heart of Bangkok, otherwise you can also stop at Rachawongse.

Some tours going Chinatown

Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Discover the unknown Bangkok on a 3-hour bicycle tour that explores Chinatown and the Chao Praya River. Cross the river by pedestrian ferry and continue through backstreets discovering shop houses and the historic neighborhood of Thonburi.

Chinatown Walking from Past to Present

Chinatown Walking from Past to Present

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Bangkok Chinatown has been the biggest trading district in Thailand more than 200 years. It is the place where you can see local lives during business hours, supply chain & Chinese influences through the foods & architectures in the hidden alleys.

Chinatown Street Food Night Tour with a Local

Chinatown Street Food Night Tour with a Local

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Looking to spend a great evening time with deliciously local Thai street food, this trip is for you! Enjoy a secret street food stall follow by a great dessert at Chinatown. End the night at one-and-only Thai culture bar. Definitely a must in BKK!

Street Food Tour in Bangkok Chinatown

Street Food Tour in Bangkok Chinatown

Offered in Englishenglish guide
If you're looking to taste the best street food in Bangkok, then Bangkok Chinatown is the place for you! There's no better place than the world's biggest Chinatown to experience the mix of Thai and Chinese culture, especially with your taste buds! Let our Local Expert show you where the delicious hidden treasures are in the hidden alleys. Let's go!

Yaowarat Foodie Walk and Culture Tour

Yaowarat Foodie Walk and Culture Tour

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With lots of thing to see and a large variety of foods to choose from, even Thais from other parts of the country found it difficult to navigate themselves in Yaowarat. Our 3.5 hours tour aims to help visitors unveil the secret of Chinatown.

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