Chinatown/Yaowarat Attractions in Bangkok

The Chinese made a big impact on Thai culture and Bangkok society. Chinatown, also known as Yaowarat, is rich display of the Chinese culture and a must-visit section of Bangkok if only for the food. NileGuide offers here the Top Ten Things to Do or See in Bangkok's Chinatown. There's a lot and some of it is difficult to find in the network of roads, backstreets and walking lanes. But if you really want to experience Bangkok, this is going to be part of it.

Though this is our list of the most important attractions in Chinatown, we also include Chinatown itself as a whole. Why? Because much of what you will do here is eat and food is everywhere and aplenty. Restaurants and food carts line the lanes. Getting down to more specific sites, you will also find an abundance of shrines. The most important Chinese shrines are Leng Nei Yee and Leng Buai Ia, but don't miss the Kuan Yim shrine at the Thian Fah Foundation. All of this is walkable, of course, but consider seeing Chinatown on two wheels. Bike tours are a great way to cover a lot of ground quickly and in a way most travelers miss out on. Plus you can still take the bike to these most important tourist sites in Chinatown.

Chinatown (Yaowarat)

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Yaowarat Road
Sampanthawong District

See (and taste) the Chinese influence on Bangkok...
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Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)

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Traimit Road
Chinatown

A solid gold Buddha weighs 5 and a half tons...
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Leng Nei Yee (Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat)

Charoen Krung Road between Thanon Mangkorn & Soi Issaranuphap

Chinatown's most important Chinese temple... read more

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Co van Kessel Bangkok Tours

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Grand China Princess Hotel, 3rd F, 215 Yaowarat Road

Super Fun Off-the-Path Bike and Boat City Tours...
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Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center

Traimit Road, Samphanthawong District

Get the story of Chinatown before you explore it...
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Leng Buai Ia Shrine

Off of Charoen Krung 16, Samphanthawong

An important local shrine in Chinatown... read more

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Chinatown Gate (Odeon Gate)

Intersection of Yaowarat, Chareon Krung and Tri Mit Roads

The large gate marking entry into Bangkok's Chinatown... read more

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Sampeng Lane

Soi Wanit 1

A famous Chinatown market lane... read more

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Thian Fah Foundation (Kuan Yim Shrine)

Yaowarat Road

An important Chinese goddess and her shrine...
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