No Bangkok shore excursion completed without visiting Chinatown.
Bangkok’s Chinatown is heavily visited by tourists and even locals. It not only boasts popular sacred sites but also is the food haven for any gourmands. It is said that keep hungry and head to Chinatown after sunset to explore the lively and tempting street-side dishes and the fascinating Chinese temples ahead at daytime.
Indeed, Chinese traders are the first ones founding Thailand’s capital. After the Grand Palace Complex was built, Chinese merchants settling down in Bangkok established this area. Starting from Odeon Circle, along Yaowarat Road – the main street of Chinatown, this bustling area is home to a wide range of stalls, eateries and a dense network of gold shops. Locals would say here, in Bangkok’s Chinatown, you can find just about anything. The most attractive tourists to this spot are its energetic atmosphere oozing everywhere.
The sound, the smell of irresistible foods, the friendly smiles of Thai people, interesting stories of the Chinese community and the splendid structures,… it keeps each person wanting to come back for more and it seems that each time you come back, you get another bit. At its best – during important festivals of Chinese as Lunar New Year, this area is more attractive.
An exotic, pleasingly chaotic gem will highlight your shore trips.