Yaowarat Road (Chinatown)

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Yaowarat Road (Chinatown)
Yaowarat Road (Chinatown)

Introduction

The largest outside of China – Chinatown – is a bustling, crowded area where you can buy just about anything day or night.

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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.

King Rama V
King Rama V

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.

Trok Isarnuphap
Trok Isarnuphap

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

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