Not packed in a bus. Not herded with a group. Self guided walk is the SAFEST way to sightsee while observing SOCIAL DISTANCING!

Chinatown Walk (Self Guided), Bangkok

With temples, shopping arcades, markets, restaurants and street food, Bangkok’s Chinatown is a throbbing and vibrant hub of colorful and exciting experiences. This is a fantastic place to roam where the senses are pleasantly assailed by gorgeous cooking smells, beautiful buildings and an atmosphere that fizzes and crackles with energy.

Architecture lovers will relish the lavishly decorated temples and old wooden shop-houses. Wander along roads, streets and small alleyways to find arcades, gold shops and a thrilling mix of markets selling everything from fresh food and fabrics to furniture and electronic goods.

Sampeng Lane Market in the heart of Chinatown is where you need to be to snap up some of the best bargains in the district. The prices are a lot cheaper here than in many of the shopping malls. Among the goods on sale are copied DVDs, cosmetics, handicrafts, children's toys, jewelry, appliances, women’s shoes and souvenirs.

When it is time for food, head on over to Yaowarat Road. This is Chinatown's main street, world-renowned for its outstanding array of restaurants and a dining favorite of locals. After savoring Chinese staples and delicacies, stroll through the surrounding streets and alleys where there are Chinese pharmacies and a huge concentration of gold shops.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Chinatown Walk Map

Guide Name: Chinatown Walk
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Linda

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