Bangkok - Chinatown (Chapter)
This is the Chinatown chapter from Lonely Planet’s Bangkok guidebook.
Chinatown embodies everything that’s hectic, noisy and polluted about Bangkok, but that’s what makes it such a fascinating area to explore. Hit the area’s big sights – Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha) and the street markets –but be sure to do some map-free wandering as well.
- watch chaos and commerce battle it out in Talat Mai, Chinatown’s frenetic, photogenic fresh-food market
- witness 5.5 tonnes of solid gold Buddha at Wat Traimit
- check out the oil-stained machine shops, hidden Chinese temples and twisting lanes of Talat Noi
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore: Chinatown, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating and Drinking & Entertainment.
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