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  • Address: Thanon Yaowarat, Samphanthawong
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Chinatown (Yaowarat)

Chinatown - or Yaowarat - is a vibrant area, packed with shops, markets, restaurants and hotels, mostly concentrated along Thanon Yaowarat (Yaowarat Street).

Markedly different from the rest of Bangkok, Chinatown is relatively untouched by modern development and has the highest concentration of gold shops in the city.  There is also a smaller network of roads and alleys, which reveal markets crammed with anything from hair slides to cutlery.

Having been settled in the area since the 1700s, Bangkok's large Chinese community has a unique and fascinating history. You can now get a sense of that at the relatively new Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Centre in Wat Trai Mit Witthayaram. The center details the evolution of Chinatown and its people, from their earliest migration from China to the present day.

Practical Info

To get to Chinatown, take the underground to the Hua Lam Phong station on the eastern bank of the Phadung Krung Kasem Canal.

Tours & Tickets

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Bangkok by Night: Food, Temples and Markets by Tuk-Tuk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Ride a tuk-tuk past Bangkok’s iconic sites as you tour the city at night. This 4-hour tour loops along the Chao Phraya River, stopping at several temples and ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.09

Bangkok Chinatown and Night Markets Small-Group Tour including Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Discover the old and new Bangkok, stop for a coffee at a 100 year-old cafe and enjoy grilled seafood from the market street stalls on this Chinatown and Night ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.43

Flavors of Bangkok: Small-Group Chinatown Evening Food Tour

Discover the best bites in Bangkok’s Chinatown on a walking tour that visits seven different eateries, led by a knowledgeable guide. Go behind the scenes to ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.44

Small-Group Chinatown Walking Tour Including Sampeng Market

Visit lesser-known spots in Bangkok’s Chinatown on a 3.5-hour walking tour that takes you into the chaotic jumble of shops, temples, shrines and food vendors ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.96

Chinatown Bike Tour in Bangkok

Ride a bicycle through Bangkok’s Chinatown on flat terrain, stopping at several city highlights along the way. Follow your friendly local guide across the Chao ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.69

Talat Noi Chinatown Walking Tour

Go off the beaten track to explore Talat Noi, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Bangkok's Chinatown, on a 2.5-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.00

2-Night Best of Bangkok's Markets and Temples Tour

Discover the best of Bangkok’s temples, markets and cuisine on a comprehensive city tour with a professional local guide. Explore the streets of this ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $290.00

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