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13 Best Attractions You Should Visit In Bangkok Chinatown 2020

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Bangkok Chinatown is claimed as the largest Chinatown in the world. Many countries have Chinatown, but Bangkok Chinatown is probably the best Chinatown that you shouldn’t miss. The mix of Thai and Chinese culture makes this town unique and amazing as you can find stunning Chinese temples and the huge choices of food here.

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Here you can expect many interesting attractions, amazing markets and exceptional food. This article will show the best highlights that you shouldn’t miss in Bangkok Chinatown.

Location: Yaowarat Road | Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
How to get there: Take MRT to Hua Lamphong Station and take Exit 1

1. Chinatown Gate

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The Chinatown Gate is actually called the King’s Birthday Celebration Arch, signifying the loyalty of the Chinese community to King Bhumibol of Thailand. It is located in the middle of the Odeon roundabout, flanking the entrance to Bangkok´s Chinatown. This is definitely a very good background for the photographers.

Location: 322 Tri Mit Rd, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

2) Yaowarat Road

You shouldn’t say you’ve been to Bangkok Chinatown before visiting this street. It can be said that the Yaowarat Road is the heart of the Chinatown. You can buy a lot of Chinese stuff here especially gold. This is the place where you can find numerous gold jewelry as there are more than 150 gold traders settled in this area.

Yaowarat Road is actually a street that you can visit all day long. In the evening, all the billboards will light up and you can see different scenery compare with the morning. Most importantly, the food stalls are normally open at this time and you can start your food adventure here. Popular offerings of Chinese and Thai food include dim sum, oyster omelets, flat noodles in a pepper broth, and lots of fresh seafood. Curious about what are the best foods in this street? Visit this article and you will find it out!

Location: Yaowarat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand

3) Wat Traimit

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Wat Traimit is where you can see the largest gold Buddha in the world. The beautiful temple is known for housing a 5.5-tonne statue of a seated Buddha. This Buddha statue has an incredible value of $ 250 million. If you want to know more about the history of the golden buddha, there is a museum on the 3rd floor.

The temple is very close to the Chinatown Gate, you should definitely visit this impressive temple complex and the precious golden Buddha.

Location: 661 Charoen Krung Rd, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily from 8AM to 5PM

4) Wat Mangkol Kamalawat

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This temple is also known as The “Dragon Lotus” temple and considered to be Bangkok’s most important and largest Chinese-Buddhist temple. The temple is decorated with plenty of animals, floral and Chinese dragon motifs. The main hall contains three Chinese-style Buddha images. Shakyamuni, in the center, with Amitabha, and Yaoshifa to either side. Elsewhere in the temple are separate shrine rooms to Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian deities.

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Location: 423 Charoen Krung Rd, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9AM – 6PM

5) Sampeng Lane

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This famous shopping market is where you will find a huge range of things to buy. And yes, here is also one of the cheapest places for shopping in Bangkok and some items are rarely/hard to be found even in Chatuchak Market. Some of the most popular items to look out for at the market include silk sarongs, jewelry, women’s shoes, home décor and appliances, toys, handicrafts, and dried food.

Location: Soi Wanit 1, Yaowarat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily from 8AM to 6PM

6) The Crocodile Temple

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It is affectionately called the Crocodile Temple, Wat Chakrawat has three live crocodiles that live in an outdoor enclosed area you can view. You’ll also find some exceptional 19th-century temple architecture along with a few other quirks and quiet spots for taking a break from the bustle of Chinatown.

Location: Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily from 8AM to 6PM

7) Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theater

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Theater lover, anyone? Sala Chalermkrung is a charming theatre which is also considered to be the largest and most modern theater in Thailand. It has a history of about 300 years and is famous for its classical dance, especially “Khon”. “Khon” is a Thai masked dance that’s tasked with maintaining Thailand’s traditional performance art and dance. The show is a mixture of exquisite costumes, traditional dance and a historical epic about a double-crossing demon.

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Location: 66 Charoen Krung Rd, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Opening Hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 7.30pm

8) Street art in Chinatown

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Not only market and temples, but you can also find some interesting street art in Chinatown. The paintings are all eye-catchy and I believe this will be one of the best spots to take photos.

Location: Trok San Chao Rong Kueak, Bangkok.

9) Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market

The famous 24-hour Pak Khlong Talat flower market is not just the biggest flower market in the nation, but also one of the most colorful tourist attractions. Situated directly on the Chao Praya River, you can easily reach the flower market by ferry boat.

Location: Jakkrapet Road, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

10) Romaneenart Park

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Romaneenart Park is a well-maintained city park with many garden areas. You can see many people jogging, working out and practicing Chinese fan dancing here. The park is unique in that it is also the home of the old Bangkok City Jail which has been renovated into a corrections museum. 

Location: 649-665 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily from 5AM to 9PM

11) Grand China Princess Hotel Rooftop Bar

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Located inside the Grand China Hotel, The China Princess Hotel Rooftop Bar will impress you with its cocktails and enchanting atmosphere. With live music every evening, you can enjoy the impeccable views of the Chao Phraya River. This is the perfect bar to unwind in after a long day spent exploring the immense city.

Location: Grand China Hotel, 215 Yaowaraj Road, Samphantawong, Bangkok, Thailand
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12) Hua Seng Hong

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You shouldn’t miss this restaurant if you are looking for some Chinese cuisine. Hua Seng Hong serves genuine and authentic Chinese food (Teochew Chinese style). But of course, they have a wide variety of other dishes to choose from as well, including dim sum, roasted duck, braised goose feet in a clay pot, steamed crab with glass noodles and other seafood dishes.

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Location: 371, 373 Yaowarat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily from 8.15AM to 12.30AM

13) T & K Seafood

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Seafood Lovers! This is the restaurant you shouldn’t miss in Chinatown. T & K is dedicated to seafood and the famous dish here is Grilled River Prawns. However, please reach earlier or be prepared for the queue as the restaurant is crowded after 6PM.

Location: 49-51 Phadung Dao Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: Daily from 4pm to 2am

For more Best Food to Eat in Chinatown, please visit this article.

Chinatown is partly located on the Chao Phraya River, the huge river of Bangkok. If you are looking for some Attractions at the Riverside, please visit this article.

NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!

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