ChinaTown Market - One of the popular shopping places & a Cultural centre in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok has lot of happening markets. While some are extremely popular markets for nightlife, the others are about regular shopping, gift shopping or some special stuff about Thailand. China Market is one of the popular places in Bangkok for shopping, especially amongst local people. In fact, lot of Thai people visiting Bangkok from other parts also visit China market for shopping. This blogpost shares more about China Market in Bangkok, how to reach there, things to shop and what to avoid to ensure that you come back from China market with a great experience.   Related Blogpost - Chatuchak Market, Bangkok - The Largest Market of Thailand

Bangkok has lot of happening markets. While some are extremely popular markets for nightlife, the others are about regular shopping, gift shopping or some special stuff about Thailand. China Market is one of the popular places in Bangkok for shopping, especially amongst local people. In fact, lot of Thai people visiting Bangkok from other parts also visit China market for shopping. This blogpost shares more about China Market in Bangkok, how to reach there, things to shop and what to avoid to ensure that you come back from China market with a great experience. 


Let's talk about how to reach China Market from different parts of Bangkok city in Thailand :    One can reach China Market in Bangkok through boat, bus, taxi or tuktuk. We preferred taking a boat ride from Khao San Road to China Market in Bangkok it was very convenient with minimal walk from/to the pier from where we had to take the boat and the place where boat dropped us.     Related Blogpost - Temple on the Hill, Tribe in the forest, and more in Chiang Mai || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 2)

Let's talk about how to reach China Market from different parts of Bangkok city in Thailand :

One can reach China Market in Bangkok through boat, bus, taxi or tuktuk. We preferred taking a boat ride from Khao San Road to China Market in Bangkok it was very convenient with minimal walk from/to the pier from where we had to take the boat and the place where boat dropped us. 


Related Blogpost - Birds of Ayuthhaya || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 4)    Bangkok’s Chinatown is certainly a very popular tourist attraction and considered as a food town especially in the evening when lot of people walk towards Chinatown after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. We were there during the day and couldn't go in the evening, so can't really comment on that part.     Related Blog-post : Buddha in the Banyan Tree and other temples at Ayuthhaya || 10-day vacation in Thailand (Day-3 Continued)


Bangkok’s Chinatown is certainly a very popular tourist attraction and considered as a food town especially in the evening when lot of people walk towards Chinatown after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. We were there during the day and couldn't go in the evening, so can't really comment on that part. 


Related Blogpost - Google App for Cheaper & Reliable Commute in Thailand   Thousands of shopping enthusiasts come to Chinatown for different kinds of shopping.  Above photograph shows a shop with lot of gift items. Chinatown has plenty of shops to offer great variety of almost everyone. A shop with stationary will have almost every simple & fancy stuff for kids & adults of different age groups.     Related Blog-post : Kata Beach, Beach walks, Thai Food & lot more at Phuket || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 5)


Thousands of shopping enthusiasts come to Chinatown for different kinds of shopping.  Above photograph shows a shop with lot of gift items. Chinatown has plenty of shops to offer great variety of almost everyone. A shop with stationary will have almost every simple & fancy stuff for kids & adults of different age groups. 


Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss.     Related Blog-post : Khao San Road - One of the most happening Nightlife places in Bangkok   Above photograph shows dried fruits and flowers, which are supposedly used in different cuisines of Thai regions. During the day there are lot of road-side vendors selling these things and they are at reasonable demand.     Related Blog-post : Doi Suthep - Best place in Chiang Mai to explore Thai Temple, Aerial views of the City and some Hiking

Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss. 


Above photograph shows dried fruits and flowers, which are supposedly used in different cuisines of Thai regions. During the day there are lot of road-side vendors selling these things and they are at reasonable demand. 


Related Blogpost : Top 10 Tips to better plan your Island Hopping Tour in Phuket, Thailand    Planing a  visit during major festivals, like Chinese New Year, can be very special in Chinatown.     We walked around the streets and also checked some of the shops. Since we didn't have space we had to resist ourselves from shopping stuff from ChinaTown Market in Bangkok. More than shopping it was more of exploring the surroundings and observe some of the patterns like negotiation works in this market.     Related Blog-post : Charming Thai-style Homestay, Authentic Thai food & Ayuthhaya Travel tips || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 3)


Planing a  visit during major festivals, like Chinese New Year, can be very special in Chinatown. 

We walked around the streets and also checked some of the shops. Since we didn't have space we had to resist ourselves from shopping stuff from ChinaTown Market in Bangkok. More than shopping it was more of exploring the surroundings and observe some of the patterns like negotiation works in this market. 


Related Blogpost : Chiang Mai Weekend Market and Various Wats || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 1)    Let's also talk about some of the popular places to explore around Bangkok Chinatown :    1. Wat Traimit   2. Sampang Lane  3. Yaowarat at night  4. China Gate  5. Wat Mangkol Kamalawat  6. Romaneenart Park  7. Wat Chakawat Ratchawat  8. Sala Chalermkrung (Khon)    Related Blog-post : Bhubing Palace or Hmong Tribal village - Which one to pick for exploration along with Doi Suthep


Let's also talk about some of the popular places to explore around Bangkok Chinatown :

1. Wat Traimit 
2. Sampang Lane
3. Yaowarat at night
4. China Gate
5. Wat Mangkol Kamalawat
6. Romaneenart Park
7. Wat Chakawat Ratchawat
8. Sala Chalermkrung (Khon)


Related Blogpost : Chiang Mai Nightlife - Some of the best & diverse experiences in Thailand  Bangkok's Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, although many chinatowns in the world claim the same in one or other dimension so don't get carried away with this fact :). Bangkok Chinatown was founded in 1782 when the city was established as the capital of the Rattanakosin Kingdom and served as the home of the mainly Teochew immigrant Chinese population, who soon became the city's dominant ethnic group.   Originally centred around Sampheng, the core of Chinatown now lies along Yaowarat Road. Originally a wilderness area outside the city walls, Chinatown grew to become Bangkok's commercial hub throughout the late 19th to early 20th centuries, but has since declined in prominence as commercial activity moved elsewhere following the city's expansion. It now serves as a hub of Chinese culture, with numerous shops selling traditional goods, and is especially known as a gastronomic destination.  Related Blogpost from Bangkok, Thailand - Bangkok Flower Market - Pak Khlong Talat, Thailand



Bangkok's Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, although many chinatowns in the world claim the same in one or other dimension so don't get carried away with this fact :). Bangkok Chinatown was founded in 1782 when the city was established as the capital of the Rattanakosin Kingdom and served as the home of the mainly Teochew immigrant Chinese population, who soon became the city's dominant ethnic group. 

Originally centred around Sampheng, the core of Chinatown now lies along Yaowarat Road. Originally a wilderness area outside the city walls, Chinatown grew to become Bangkok's commercial hub throughout the late 19th to early 20th centuries, but has since declined in prominence as commercial activity moved elsewhere following the city's expansion. It now serves as a hub of Chinese culture, with numerous shops selling traditional goods, and is especially known as a gastronomic destination.

Related Blogpost from Bangkok, Thailand - Bangkok Flower Market - Pak Khlong Talat, Thailand

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