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Chinatown Shopping


2015-09: 3 kms West for Siam Centre
 
Chinatown, also called Yaowolat after the neighborhood’s main street as the major shopping destination for decades.
If you can handle the crowds, heat and confusion, this is the best one-stop shopping neighborhood in the city. With so much history it's alive with adventure, see links below.

BTS skytrain DOES NOT not enter this zone, MRT subway station is close as too is the River Ferry.



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: HighShopping: High
Family: HighPopular tours: High
Transport: Low-Med
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Transport:

 
 
 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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  • Memorial Bridge Night Market  Saphan Put Market Night Bazaar. Jeans (new & used), trendy teen clothes. Finish chakraphet side for cheap flowers, exit near Pak Klong Talaat, Tri Phet Rd. Open: 20.00-01.00 Tue-Sun. 
  • Bangkok Flower markets or Pak khlong Talaat A wholesale market for fruit and vegetables and consumers market and the main clearinghouse for flower vendors. Best time to go is very early morning, when boats and trucks arrive with immense quantities. Things get frenetic around 2am to 3am, great photo shots..
  • Flashlight Markets (Talaat Fai Chai) Flea market. Everything second hand imaginable. Not all vendors can afford lighting.
    Trivia: Talaad Mued means "no light market". Btwn Luang & Charoen Krung (New) Rds, 
    off Mahachak Rd. Dusk Sat-dawn Sun. Take a flashlight Klong Ong Ang Markets Games, watches, stereos toys, phones, CDs and model car parts. Vinyl record shops opposite on charoen Krung Rd side. Avoid weekends if you can. 10.00-17.00 daily. 
  • Nakhon Kasem Markets (formerly Thieves Market), Hardware items, and music equipment. between Charoen Krung & Yaowarat Rds.
    Between Boriphat & Warachak Rds. Phahurat Rd. Open: daily.
  • Phahurat Cloth Markets Fabric, Thai dance costumes and jewellery.
    Indian stuff at southern end. Another place to avoid on weekends if you can not handle crowded and hot! Open: 9am-5pm daily 
  • Sampeng Lane Markets (Soi Wanit1) Sells everything, fabric, arts & crafts, hair accessories, jewellery, stationary. Party decorations.
    Many shops w/sale (min 3 items). Go early to beat the crowds, week days best. Open 9am-5pm. Narrow Soi (old & new) between Songsawat & Chakraphet Rds





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Siam / Chit Lom / Phloen Chit @ Siam Centre Retail Tourism; upmarket shopping, entertainment Low High High Medium 
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Sukhumvit Rd E 3km: "Farangville" (Foreigners) retail  Low Low High High 
Chinatown SW 4km: Chinese infusion; trading post, markets High High Medium Low 
Thonburi W 5.3km: old Capital, many Canals, markets High High Low Low 
Chatuchak N 10km: Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing Medium Medium Medium Low 
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