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Chinatown Bangkok

Like in other countries in the world, Bangkok also has its own Chinatown. The Bangkok's Chinatown district runs along Yaowarat Road from Odeon Circle up to the Ong Ang Canal. It's made famous for its gold shop and pawnshops or just about anything you wanted to buy could be found here.

Like in other countries in the world, Bangkok also has its own Chinatown. The Bangkok’s Chinatown district runs along Yaowarat Road from Odeon Circle up to the Ong Ang Canal. It’s made famous for its gold shop and pawnshops or just about anything you wanted to buy could be found here.

Busy Yaowarat road is Chinatown’s main street, and has surely one of greatest concentrations of gold shops anywhere, reflecting the love of gold the Thai-Chinese are often thought to have. There’s dozens of them, all dazzlingly brightly colored, and with mainly very good prices. There’s also plenty of restaurants round here also, where you can get birds-nest soup, dim sum, shark fin soup and other traditional Chinese delicacies.

Historically, this area was one of the earliest Chinese communities in Thailand. It bears a lot of interesting aspects of history, architecture and commerce, which are worth promoting as a valuable heritage. For that, there are lots of historical Buddhist temples in this area such as Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha which received busloads of tourists that visit every day. Basically it’s really easy to go here either take the sky-train or by boat. And simply walk around the Chinatown district by foot and wander yourself through all the shops. The best time to visit is definitely around February when the Chinese celebrates the Chinese New Year. Everybody and everywhere you see will be in all red. If you lucky you’ll get to see the lion dance or parade along the streets. I had fun here.

http://thailandforvisitors.com/central/bangkok/chinatown/index.html

written by syahrulfikri

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