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A Quick Chinatown in Bangkok Guide

A brief history

Chinatown of Bangkok is widely called “Yaowarat” for its location on the busy road in the middle of Bangkok. This 1-km-long road was built during the reign of King Rama V as a road which upheld commerce and trading alike. Initially, it was named by the King “Yuppharat Road” but was later changed to “Yaowarat” as we know it today. The road has housed several generations of both Chinese and Thai-Chinese descendants and still remains one of the prosperous business districts in Thailand.

How to get there

  • MRT subway - Wat Mangkon Station (use exit 1 or 2 and walk through Soi Charoen Krung 16 to Yaowarat Road)

  • Bus - Number 1, 25, 40 (AC), 49 (AC), 7 (AC), 73 ก. (AC), 85 (AC)

  • Taxi (fares may vary)

What to do in Chinatown?

1. Grab some of the best street food in Bangkok from the stalls

Our recommendations: Yaowarat toasted buns, Chinese rolled noodle soup, fried noodles, grilled squids, shark fin soup, fish maw soup, pork satay, dim sum, and many many more

2. Sightseeing

Visit: Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan, Tang Toh Kang Gold Shop Museum, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, Shanghai Mansion Bangkok, and other Chinese shrines and temples nearby

3. Hang out at secret bars

Must visit (but don’t tell anyone else): Ba hao, Píjiu Bar, Asia Today,t, 103 Bed & Brew, Tep Bar

Nearby landmarks

-Ong Ang Walking Street

-Hualamphong Station Train Station

-Sampheng Market

-Pahurat Road

-Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge, Memorial Bridge

-Flower Market

-Chao Phraya Sky Park

-Samyan Mitrtown

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