Bangkok China Town

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China Town is in one of the oldest parts of Bangkok. The area is not as touristic as other areas in Bangkok, but that’s exactly what makes it so interesting. If you walk through the narrow alleyways where the markets are you feel like you transported back in time.


Chinese gate chinatown bangkok

(The chinese gate at China town)


The central street in China Town is Yaowarat street. In the evening the street transforms into a big food market. During the day there are stalls in the side streets where you can find any Chinese product you desire. It is just a nice place to soak up the atmosphere.


China Town is easy to reach by MRT. If you get out at Hua Lampong MRT station you can walk to China town.  You’ll first pass Wat Traimit where you can see the Solid golden Buddha. Here you will also find the Chinese gate. From there you can walk through Yaowarat road. In Yaowarat Soi 6 you can find the Oldest Chinese Shrine in Thailand.


Bangkok china town at night

(Yaowarat road in the evening)


During Chinese new year there will be a lot of festivities in the area. Chinese new year in 2012 will be at the end of January. If you are in Bangkok at that time you should not miss the celebrations. Expect large crowds in the entire length of Yaowarat road with firecrackers and dragon dancers.


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Entertainment in Chinatown:


- The Cotton Jazz Bar


Hotels in Chinatown:


Grand China Hotel price range: 1530 -21250 baht

- Shanghai Mansion price range: 2100-2600 baht

- Grand China Princess price range: 2200-2800 baht


Shopping in Chinatown:


- Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market


Sights in Chinatown:


- Chinatown Gate


Temples in China Town:


- Leng Buai Ia Shrine

- Kuan Yim Shrine

- Wat Triamit The Golden Buddha


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