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“yaowarat road”(90 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 yesterday via mobile

It was a lot of fun to visit Chinatown. There were many things to do, walk around and people watch. Also get some good food at many of the restaurants. Do be prepared to wait a little while at some of the most popular eateries.

Thank Mich_GMan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you’re a foodie and loves seafood, Chinatown in BKK is the place to be! Best to visit during night time.

Thank Carmina P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an incredibly vibrant part of the city, but manage your expectations as it doesn’t suit everyone being so busy, it’s also very hot & dirty but it all adds to the character, lots of market stalls & plenty of cheap places to eat...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ferry ride over is nice, but Chinatown itself is dirty, crowded and hot. Not a very pleasant place to walk around.

Thank travelbysuitcases
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at the Grand China Hotelin Chinatown and loved exploring the area. So many options for shopping. This area never stops and barely even slows down. We sat out front of the hotel with a Starbucks iced mocha and just watched the traffic and...More

Thank Barbie F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I didn't like it at all, dirty with bad smell in all the way. Nothing to buy & just wasting my time.

Thank Morteza F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The oldest Chinese community in Bangkok, famous for its colorful neon lights at night, Thai Chinese style food, both street and proper restaurant style and variety of goods imported from China and sold here (spices, medicinal mixtures, tea and so on). Apart from visiting main...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like the hustle and bustle of street markets, this is the place to be. The area is packed with stall after stall of anything oriental you can probably think of. There are some hidden little streets that if you blink, you’ll miss them,...More

Thank The_Peacock_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Great day walking through the streets. Would recommend. Los of places for street food. Friendly people too.

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your stuck for something to do for a couple of hours, you should take a visit. Lots of market stalls....it does get pretty busy and also lots of excellent street food.

Thank Rob S
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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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Sing W
10 August 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
15 July 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
Qazi H
5 May 2018|
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Response from Robin C | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for definite- but there seems to be everything possible on sale. It’s just a case of finding which one- it is a huge area. But everyone is incredibly friendly & helpful there, so I know they'll be able to guide... More