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“chinese food”(149 reviews)
“yaowarat road”(96 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 2 days ago via mobile

A totally dirty and crowded area. Much overpriced. Very difficult to grab taxi at this area. Taxis don’t go by meter there ... overpriced again ! There a many other good places, sho lpping areas and markets in Bangkok with better environment and fair prices...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chinatown area is a must visit place if u like shopping. Though i hate shopping but still ended up buying bagloads of things. You can find everything ranging from dresses, bags, toys, handicrafts, cosmetics, stationary etc etc. All china made and cheap. Market closes at...More

Thank shoebarif
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes Bangkok does have a Chinatown and it's big. A place you can get lost without having to stress about it because there's so much to see and do. There is no end to the amount of different food vendors, restaurants and street stalls this...More

Thank Nuckerhead
Reviewed 3 days ago

always buy gold here my wife is Thai anf knows the gold buying scene in Bangkok always get good pieces here finely made and just above bullion price,

Thank J6736MDjohn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always seems to be very busy but if you want a wonder through the hustle and bustle. Lots of restaurants market stalls and shops great place to try something new

Thank byronw565
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really a hot spot for the city !! I am not sure that is a place were you can have good time as a couple..at least for us it's wasn't the best time of it holidays..! Many places to visit but almost everywhere was a...More

1  Thank apostolosk284
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know if we can believe this. It seems all the things here are like a magic. You get amazing this from here. What all a human want just come here.. everything is in and around for you. It is a heaven for the...More

Thank Aswathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say about this? There were a lot of Chinese signs and a lot of traffic. It wasn't very exciting. Having lived in Taiwan there wasn't anything new here except more traffic.

Thank 943kbc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read so much hoo hah about this place but it was quite terrible. Place was dirty, filthy and air was stuffy. I prefer hatyai market than this. If you are the type of traveller that have no expectation, then you can try for experience. But...More

Thank CathBLC82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say ? The place is bumping. We ate at one of the top seafood places, food was delicious. We ate about 12 inches from traffic, that was exciting.

Thank emusdad
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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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21 November 2018|
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Response from roydio1948 | Reviewed this property |
Sampeng Lane Market pretty much sums up the whole shopping experience of Chinatown – and, to some extent, the surrounding Old City area; it’s hot, busy, and the narrow lanes often become overly congested with vendors selling... More
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