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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 85%Local Culture
- 84%History Buffs
- 75%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (43)
- ChinatownMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 02, 2014
Chinatown a.k.a. Sampeng it’s the only place in all of Thailand to get cotton quilt fabric at cheap prices. Chinatown is packed with traffic, crowded with people, and is hustling and hopping 24 hours a day but there are a lot of chinese resturant with amazing food. You can't leave thailand before eat street food here
- ChinatownMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Oct 21, 2013
One of my favorite Chinatown's in the world. This place feels like China. I used to shop here for my Chinese class notebooks and for my brushes.
- ChinatownMar 03, 2014
Try variety of food. All cash no credit card. Open around 5-11pm. Some recommendations...
Dim Sum ( Crab Stick Wrapped with Seaweed, Green Shumai Shrimp)
Old Chinese Herbal Drink
Guay Jab (Rolled Noodle in a Peppery Soup)
Old Fashion Lychee Ice cream
Stir-fried water mimosa
Charcoal Grilled Jumbo Prawn with Thai seafood sauce
Succulent Fried Duck’s Cheeks
Black Sesame Dumpling in Ginger Tea
- ChinatownMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
Mobbed as Bangkok is with tourists, Chinatown here still gets fairly few foreign visitors. More's the pity, because it's a zone of fascinating street markets, great food, and a host of picturesque shops selling everything from machine parts to Chinese Buddhist paraphernalia. Staying in Silom? Walk back from Wat Pho rather than catching a taxi -- it's a long hoof, but there's more than enough to entertain you along the way.
- ChinatownJan 07, 2013
Eh oui! Il y a un quartier chinois, même à Bangkok!
Si vous êtes fatigués des currys verts, rouges, pimentés, allez faire un tour dans Chinatown : la nourriture est différente. Le visage du quartier est lui-même différent du reste de la capitale.
- ChinatownJul 05, 2012
Ahhhh, this place is crazy!! It's SO crowded and can be rather overwhelming at times. BUT this is one of the best places to buy clothes and jewelry at local prices. If you're up to it, I would definitely visit. There are lots of Chinese temples that are nice to visit and yummy, local shops to get Chinese food. Chinatown is a food-lovers haven as there are dozens of delicious, food stalls to please anyone's palette. Keep in mind Chinatown is closed on Sundays, so make arrangements accordingly. The one nice thing about Chinatown is that it's easily accessible from either the MRT (subway) or the river taxi. If you take the MRT, get off at the Hualamphong stop, and take exit 1. From there you can either walk, but if it's dark I would suggest either taking a taxi or tuk tuk. Another, and better, option is taking the river taxi. The river taxi is a great way to get a different perspective of BKK and it's VERY reasonable, 7-30฿ depending on where you go and what line you get on. To get to Chinatown from the river taxi you can take the MRT, the river taxi stops are marked with little boat/pier markers, so just pay attention to the map. Once at the pier hop on a boat and get off at the Ratchawong Pier to reach Chinatown. Good luck!