526 Yaowarat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand
02 225 0204
NileGuide Expert tip:
Two floors above this is the famous Golden Buddha of Wat Traimit.
Opened in 2007, the Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center is a nice modern museum exhibit housed inside Wat Traimit Wittayaram
. A visit begins with a ten-minute video which is shown in Thai, Chinese and English so you may have to wait for your preferred language's turn. Bangkok's Chinatown
emerged in the late 18th century beginning during the reign of King Rama I. Six rooms present exhibits of the journey from China by the traditional ship, the junk, dioramas dedicated to social life during the 1950s when Chinatown was Bangkok's business and entertainment center, a video hall of fame, photos of the Royal Family, and touch-screen computers with information on attractions in Yaowarat (Chinatown). Admission is 100 baht for foreigners.