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Along Yaowarat Road you will find Bangkok's Chinatown, while Pahurat Road is the home of the sizable Indian community. 

Bangkok's Chinatown is the country's largest Chinese district, a sprawl of narrow alleyways, temples – including Wat Traimit and it's famously heavyweight Golden Buddha – and shophouses plagued by thundering traffic and choking fumes.

 It's all packed in between Charoen Krung (New Road) and the river, separated from Ratanakosin by the Indian area of Pahurat – famous for it's cloth and dressmakers' trimmings – and bordered to the east by Hua Lamphong train station

Best way to be introduced to Chinatown is to start at Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Centre is an exciting start of the art exhibition centre located in lower level of Wat Traimit (home of famous golden budda), so much history in 1 place with many attractions nearby in crazy busy Chinatown zone of Bangkok






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Transport

Airport: Skytrain to/from airport including timetable.  Tip: Peak hour traffic warning.

Land: 
Major transport BTS (skytrain) DOES NOT pass through this zone, MRT (Subvway) gets you there at station Hua Lamphong

Public buses otherwise taxi car, tuktuk or motor bike

Waterways: Nearby inland canal Saen Saep for express transfer behind the city into zone of Bang Lamphu, Rattanakosin and Chinatown, which connect with the Chao Phraya river which is serviced by ferry boat Chao Phraya river ferry






 


Accommodation - Medium

Choice of Accommodation, 3 to 5 star, mostly the area is trading post but high quality Accommodation can be found in the adjoining zone along the river. 

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Attractions




Trading post, chaotic, loads of bargain shopping (if you can handle the chaos), incredible food delights,  Push bike, river and canal tours are high on the agenda








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    Eating


    So many worthy nominees, Bangkok (Thailand) is a champion of culinary taste delights.
    • Chinatown is arguably the mecca of "food tours" 
    • A major aspect of local culture is street food, if you need a few tips try Thai food $1 Menu, ideally you should have a local host or a few drinks to give you the confidence to try (try NOT die). 






     

    Rooftop


    • Chinatown does not have significiant rooftop vantage points back across the city skyline but it's so close to nearby venues such as Bangkok's most famous, the skybar







     

    Nightlife


    • Chinatown is limited nightlife, it's more relaxed ad hoc venues along the river, the good news is your minutes away from neighbouring zones that have nightlife such as Bang Lamphu - Nightlife zone khao San Road

    Shopping



    • The mecca of Markets, it's bustling and bargains, if you've got the patience and desire then you need to visit 
    • the range in Chinatown shopping 










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    Wat Samphanthawongsaram Wak Koh Museum elements, High Tower and settings of beauty  NW 300mtrs  
    Talad Noi Heritage zone on Chao Phraya River hirstory S 500m 
    Chinatown gate Gate way to Chinese Heritage  Landmark for walk tours starting point of zone Icons 
    walking tour chinatown Family orientated  0 start at gate 
    River City Shopping Complex River Pier complex shopping and Boat cruise Main Pier for Diner Cruise river boats S 1km  
    Soi NaNa Chinatown Infusion Heritage Bars Cafe Art gallery  spend a few hrs and chill N 300 mtrs 
    Icons Rattanakosin Old City Bangkok loaded with Treasures incl Grand Palace NW 2.5kms 
    Yaowarat Street food Street markets / 3 hrs incredible bustle and hustle  N 200 mtrs 
    Bangkok Flower markets Street markets / 3 hrs incredible at evening NW 2kms 
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