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2017-09-21: The Chinese Trading Post 

3kms West of Siam Centre

Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants, Chinese medicine stores and probably the greatest concentration of gold shops in the city, Chinatown is an experience not to miss. 

This historic area is as old as Bangkok itself, its growth spawned by waves of Chinese immigrants who left communist China, settled down here and continued what they did best "trade"

Today, Bangkok’s Chinatown is a popular tourist attraction and a food haven for new generation gourmands who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. At day time, it’s no less busy, as hordes of shoppers descend upon this 1-km strip and adjacent Charoenkrung Road to get a day’s worth of staple, trade gold, or pay a visit to one of the Chinese temples.

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










tour zone features Chinatown

Cultural: High Shopping: High
Family: High Popular tours: High
Transport: Low-Med
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Major public transport: medium

BTS skytrain & gets you close, MRT (subway) stops at on the edge of the zone 
Land: Taxi: car / tuktuk / motor bike is frequent 
Water: canal ferry is close and river ferry is frequent

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Attractions

  • Pusbike tour: No hills lots of thrills, 3 or 5hrs, these definately deserve the mantle in Bangkok most Popular tours, check out the overview, or you can  take a look at our recent reviews & tour video
  • Sampaeng Lane Markets Soi Wanit 1, the "shoppers walking street", 3kms, infusion of several cultures; 
    Thai, Chinese & Indian sections along the stretch are old and new - see more also noted in the shopping zone
  • Pak Klong Talad wholesale night flower markets are extraordinary, the wholesale flower market clogs several blocks on the northern edge of Chinatown, an astounding spectrum. 
  • Settle in at a Pier caf'e to sunset photos of Wat Arun, brief walk to evening view of Wat Pho and then a short walk to the wholesale flower markets which are not far to Saphan Phut Night Bazaar
  • Markets "Flashlight" or Thieves market, see more in link "Shopping" a popular tour M-D-P 
  • Canal boat tours (popular tour) offers genuine amazing sites; poverty to glory, select the style of tour to suit, slow or fast boats (long tail). Tours are generally from 2 to 5 hrs, and rated as Popular tour M-D-P






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Chinesischer Temple ศาลเจ้าแม่กวนอิม มูลนิธิเทียนฟ้า Chinese Shrine   N 50 m 
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 
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ZoneSummaryThai CultureFamily IconsShoppingNightlife
Bang Lamphu W 4kms of Siam Centre A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd High High Medium Medium 
Chatuchak N 10kms of Siam Centre Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing Medium Medium Medium Medium 
Dusit NW 3.5km of Siam, Grand Avenues of Royalty High - Historical Royalty  High Low Nil 
Thonburi SW 5.3km of Siam, old capital mostly undeveloped High: many canals (khlongs) High:  Low: mainly water markets (Talad Nam) Low 
Chinatown W 3km of Siam, Chinese infusion; a trading post, chaotic & markets High: Street food mania High: historical Medium: mainly makets Low: River Icons or nearby crazy Khaoson 
H: Attractions Bangkok Index all all all all 
H: Tourism Bangkok Index all all all all 
Siam Centre centre of town - retail Low: retail tourism High: retail  High: mainly brand label Medium: 5 star venues 
Talad Noi WS 3.5km from Siam - > Heritage zone Chinatown, walking tours chill zone High - influence of Chinese  High: quiet friendly  Low : cultural not tourism Nil: quiet not far to buzz places 
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Name & URLZoneDistance from Siam CentreCensorship rating
Wat Pho - tour page Rattanakosin - Old city W 4.5 kms F Family 
Grand Palace - Tour page Rattanakosin W 4.5km F Family 
Rooftop venues - tour page all  various F Family / same venues do not allow children for safety 
Golden Buddha & Exhibition Chinatown W 4.5km F Family 
Dinner Cruises Chinatown / Bang Rak  W 5km F Family 
Bungsamran Fishing Park Chatuchak / Bang Kapi NE 14km F Family 
Ancient City (Muang Boran) Samut Prakan SE 33km F Family 
Sealife Bangkok Siam Centre: many Icons nearby nil at BTS Siam F Family 
Chao Phraya River & Canals Thonburi  F family 
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ThemeName and URLIntensity / Best time / DurationDistance from Siam CentreZone
F: River and Canal Rides River and Canal Tours Medium E 4km:   
F: Cultural stage Show - History Siam Niramit Low: extremely we presented cast of hundreds E 3km zone Huai Khwang Huai Khwang / Ratchada 
F: Day walk Throne Hall Exhibition Ananta Samakhom Throne hall Low: Night photos stunning NW 3.7km Dusit: Royal zone 
F: Food Tour Bangkok Food Tours Low: W 4.5km Chinatown 
F: Museum National Museum Low W 4.8km Rattanakosin: Old city area 
H: Transport: BTS (skytrain) stations BTS Stations Low na all 
F: Shopping Zones Bangkok Compare Shopping Zones all all All 
F: Most popular Tours Most Popular Tours Various all all 
M: Ladyboy Cabaret Show Ladyboy Cabaret show  Low SW 5.8km Complex of 1500 venues Bang Kho Laem, nearest BTS Saphan Taksin 
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Hotels by Agoda zonesDistance from BTS SiamGeneral Intro
Dusit Thani NW 3.5km: Grand Avenues of Royalty, what Bangkok used to look like!  Dusit 
Khaosan Rd W 4km: walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd Khaosan Rd 
Rattanakosin Hotels W 4.5km: Historical area, most visited area by tourists (Grand Palace) Rattanakosin 
Bang Lamphu W 4km: A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd <> Bang Lamphu 
Thonburi SW 5.3km: Old Capital mostly undeveloped, many Canals (Khlongs Thonburi 
Sukhumvit - Chit Lom E 1.5km: "Farangville" (Foreigners) Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport systems BTS Chit Lom 
Sukhumvit Hotels E 3km: "Farangville" (Foreigners) Hotels, Bars and Nightlife with all major transport systems Sukhumvit general 
Chatuchak N 10km: Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing <> Chatuchak 
Ratchathewi N 2km: Suburbia and the Highest rooftop view 84 floors up Phayathai > Ratchathewi 
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Bang Lamphu W 4kms of Siam Centre A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd High High Medium Medium 
Chatuchak N 10kms of Siam Centre Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing Medium Medium Medium Medium 
Dusit NW 3.5km of Siam, Grand Avenues of Royalty High - Historical Royalty  High Low Nil 
Thonburi SW 5.3km of Siam, old capital mostly undeveloped High: many canals (khlongs) High:  Low: mainly water markets (Talad Nam) Low 
Chinatown W 3km of Siam, Chinese infusion; a trading post, chaotic & markets High: Street food mania High: historical Medium: mainly makets Low: River Icons or nearby crazy Khaoson 
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Siam Centre centre of town - retail Low: retail tourism High: retail  High: mainly brand label Medium: 5 star venues 
Talad Noi WS 3.5km from Siam - > Heritage zone Chinatown, walking tours chill zone High - influence of Chinese  High: quiet friendly  Low : cultural not tourism Nil: quiet not far to buzz places 
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