Bangkok - Chinatown (PDF 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.
- dine alfresco at Nay Hong and the dozens of other decades-old street-food stalls that de-fine this neighbourhood
- feast your eyes on 5.5 tonnes of solid gold Buddha at Wat Traimit, one of the country’s grandest and most famous temples
- watch chaos and commerce battle it out in Chinatown’s frenetic, photogenic fresh-food market, Talat Mai
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Entertainment.
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