Chinatown Bangkok is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. Bangkok has a very large Chinese community are they all converge on Chinatown for shopping and eating.
Many tourists visit Chinatown in Bangkok as it is lively, full of good bargains in the markets and is a great place to get some tasty Chinese food at very reasonable prices. Many of the small restaurants have their small plastic tables and chairs setup outside the restaurants at night time. You can get some of the cheapest food in Bangkok right here in Chinatown.
Chinatown in Bangkok is located in the Chaloem Buri area of Bangkok and is made up of one large street (Thanon Yaowarat) and many smaller streets and laneways that run off from the main street. In the small streets there are markets open during the day and it is very busy with people, cars and delivery men with trolleys.
There are markets in Chinatown everyday all through the small streets and laneways.
The markets sell everything imaginable, fresh fruit and vegetables, dried fruits, cooked foods, seafood, herbs and spices, leather products like handbags, belts and shoes, Tshirts, shorts and other clothing.
At nighttime Chinatown comes alive with all the lights and food. Many of the little restaurants setup tables and chairs in street. Food prices in Chinatown are incredibly cheap. 2 people could have a meal with a few beers for around 500 Baht – less than $10.
Located close to the large Chinese archway is the Wat Traimit Wittayaram – Traimit Royal Temple or Temple of the Golden Buddha.
Getting to Bangkok Chinatown
You can get a taxi or a Tuk-tuk to Chinatown from the centre of Bangkok for around 50 – 60 baht.
If you are coming along the river you get off at Ratchawong Pier and Chinatown is only a few minutes walk from there.
Hotels in Chinatown Bangkok
Check out a full list of hotels close to Bangkok’s Chinatown