Yaowarat Road is only a small part of Bangkok’s Chinatown but it certainly is the busiest. Jammed from one end to the other of shops selling health products, souvenirs, clothes, and gold; market stalls selling fruit and vegetables; endless restaurants with a wide range of delicious Chinese food; and temples and shrines to enjoy. It really is a vibrant neighbourhood any time of the day or evening. You could easily spend all day here just wandering around soaking up the atmosphere. It is a great place for walking too as there are a few narrow lanes just off Yaowarat Road where you can really experience Chinatown at its best. It’s definitely worth putting on your to-do list whilst you are in Bangkok.
Getting there: Closest pier is Rachawong; Closest MRT is Hua Lamphong. Yaowarat Road is a short walk from either place.