China Town (Yaowarat Road)
Chinatown is a bustling, crowded area where you can buy just about
anything day or night.
The main thoroughfare through Chinatown is Yaowarat
Road, which is approximately 1.5 kilometres in length. It was
built during the reign of King Rama V. On each side of the road,
there is a network of streets and alleys lined with shops selling
all sorts of things. In many of these streets you’ll find shops
side by side selling the same items.
There is an old fresh food market called Trok
Isarnuphap where leading chefs from all over Bangkok shop for
the finest and freshest ingredients for their restaurant menus.
A visit at night will take you to a food street where you sit
on stools watching your meal being prepared, then enjoying the
delicious cuisine washed down by tea or a cold beer.
How to get there: Subway to Hua Lamphong station
Bus routes 1, 4, 7, 25, 53, 501