Bangkok - Chinatown (Chapter)
This is the Chinatown chapter from Lonely Planet's Bangkok guidebook.
Bangkok’s Chinatown could be a bosom brother of any Chinese city - crammed with shark-fin restaurants, gaudy yellow-gold and jade shops and flashing neon signs in Chinese characters. It’s Bangkok’s most hectic neighbourhood, and a great place in which to get lost.
- witness 5.5 tonnes of solid gold Buddha at Wat Traimit.
- dine al fresco at decades-old street food stalls such as Nay Mŏng and Nay Lék Ûan
- watch chaos and commerce battle it out in Talat Mai, Chinatown’s hectic yet photogenic fresh-food market.
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping and Sports & Activities.
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