Yaowarat or Bangkok’s Chinatown is a lively and vibrant district that is best explore on foot.
Yaowarat or Bangkok’s Chinatown is a lively and vibrant district that is best explore on foot. It is only a few minutes away from Hualamphong Train Station and can easily be reached by public transportation (tuktuk or taxi). To get there, ask the driver to drop you off at Traimit Road (east) or Charoen Krung Road (north). These are good starting points to begin your walking tour of Chinatown. You can also reach this area by boat. Alight at the Ratchawong Pier and head towards Ratchawong Road to Yaowarat Road.
Located in one of the oldest areas in Bangkok, Chinatown is a paradise for those who crave for exotic and traditional Chinese cuisines. The streets are filled with restaurants and sidewalk food stalls that cook Oriental delicacies such as dumplings, noodles, shark’s fin and bird nest soup, etc. It is also famous for gold products and jewelry. In fact, you can see hundreds of gold shops lined up along Yaowarat Road. No wonder why it is also known as the “Golden Road.” Cross the road to Siphon Han and Phahurat if you want to go shopping. You can find lots of stalls in this area that sell various goods, ranging from jewelry, clothes, electronics, cosmetics to souvenirs.
Numerous shrines and temples, as well as old architectural structures, are scattered around Chinatown. Well worth visiting is Wat Traimit, a small temple that houses the largest solid gold Buddha image in the world. Entrance fee costs 40 baht.
For a much detailed walking tour itinerary, I suggest you visit http://bangkokforvisitors.com/ctown-tour.html
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