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Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat)
With its heady smorgasbord of street food, gold merchants, wooden shophouses, and ancient Chinese temples, there’s never a dull moment in Bangkok’s Chinatown, also known as Yaowarat. Exploring the bustling sois (side streets) of the city’s oldest district is a must on any trip to the Thai capital.

The Basics
Bangkok Chinatown envelops the streets and alleys branching off Yaowarat Road, its main thoroughfare. Since the area transforms into a food street after dark, many visitors choose to explore it on a walking food tour. Those more interested in the history and heritage of Bangkok’s Chinese immigrants can opt for a daytime biking tour or walking tour to visit the area’s Buddhist temples and neighborhood markets.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bangkok Chinatown is a must-see for foodies and first-time visitors.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to walk; there’s a lot to see in this busy neighborhood.
  • Most Chinatown tours include a bit of shopping, eating, and temple visits.
  • Walking and biking tours that include Chinatown typically last three to five hours.

How to Get There
The easiest way to reach Chinatown is by boat; alight at Ratchawong Pier and walk up Ratchawong Road until you get to Sampeng Lane or Yaowarat Road. You can also disembark at Harbor Department Pier or Memorial Bridge Pier. Alternatively, take the subway to Hua Lamphong Station on the eastern bank of the Phadung Krung Kasem Canal.

When to Get There
To get the most comprehensive Chinatown experience, plan to visit by day and after dark. Plan to arrive hungry at night, when the street-food stalls are in full swing. The neighborhood is at its most vibrant during major Chinese festivals, especially Chinese New Year (January or February).

Must-Try Foods in Chinatown
Food is one of the major reasons for a visit to Chinatown. Seafood restaurants here serve some of the freshest crabs and prawns in the city, while street-food vendors cook up grilled squid, Thai toast, kway chap (a peppery noodle soup), pad thai, and bird’s nest soup.
Address: Thanon Yaowarat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand
Admission: Free
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Chef-designed Bangkok Food Tour for 8 Exclusive Guests

Discover the delicious street food of Bangkok on 4-hour tour through Chinatown. Sample some of Thailand’s best food such as chicken satay, Thai curries, noodles and more as you stroll through the streets with our knowledgeable guide. Learn about Thai cuisine and culture during this hands-on experience and leave with a full belly and full mind.
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Evening Chinatown Walking and Food Tour

This easygoing walking tour through Bangkok’s Chinatown district will take you on a culinary adventure that you just can’t get from searching the internet or poring through guidebooks. Sample a huge range of Chinese food, drinks and dessert, from bean cakes to dough sticks and from dumplings to herbal tea, at a series of local restaurants, shops and roadside stalls. With your guide accompanying new on this journey, discover new tastes and take away some handy local recommendations.
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[HOT DEAL] Personalized Street Food Tour in Bangkok Chinatown

When you finally get to be in Bangkok and want to taste different yummy dishes, but you have no idea where to. This trip will be just a perfect trip for you. Definitely! I will take you to one of the most famous places to grab all the deliciousness in the world’s biggest Chinatown! This is your chance to taste various yummy street food such as Wonton Noodles, Guay Jub (Rolled rice noodle soup), and a plethora of Chinese desserts. Each dish in Yaowarat has their own story, tracing it roots back to different parts of China. As lovers of Bangkok’s culture, it’s our pleasure to make sure you enjoy our recommended dishes, and nothing makes us happier than seeing your smiling faces!Come with us to explore Chinatown’s alleyways, where dozens of family have been living for generations. We’ll give you tips on how to make the most of your time in Chinatown, such as what to eat, and where to find them along the way. Let's do a street food-hopping!
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Adventurous Bangkok Chinatown Evening Food Tours

Explore for more hidden gems around Bangkok Chinatown and Hua Lumphong District. There are hundred of street foods available in Bangkok, we only serve the kind that is top notch to our guest chosen from local and guests favorite dishes. Visit alleys and learn the historic culture behind the foods and location. You will never experience anything like this on your own.
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We invite you to join us for this evening adventure. Let’s explore together the wonderful food and seriously amazing dishes which await you. You will get a behind-the-scenes exposure of this unique neighborhood. Experience the bright lights and energy of Chinatown’s electric Yaowarat street, whilst learning first-hand why Chinatown has some of Bangkok’s best kept secrets. We will take you to religious and cultural landmarks which will amaze you.
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  • 3 hours
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