Chinatown Walk, 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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works 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
Author: Linda

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