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Things to do in Samphanthawong

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Route
“Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong District is the main artery of Bangkok's Chinatown. Modern Chinatown now covers a large area around Yaowarat and Charoen Krung Road. It has been the main centre for trading by the Chinese community since they moved from their old site some 200 years ago to make way for the construction of Wat Phra Kaew, the Grand Palace. Nearby is the Phahurat or Indian market. The area is bordered by the Chao Phraya River to the south. Yaowarat Road is well known for its variety of foodstuffs, and at night turns into a large "food street" that draws tourists and locals from all over the city.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Store
“Bangkok's China Town, bustling day and night with street-food night market and wholesale/clothes/various kinds of shops during the daytime”
  • 42 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Jam Factory is a café, a homeware store, a gallery, a restaurant, a bookshop, and an office, all in one on the river. Old factory buildings sit on a grassy courtyard with massive Bodhi trees and a deck leading to the river's edge. It is truly a place for a sigh of relief.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong district is home to Bangkok's Chinatown, which is centred on Sam Pheng Lane Chinatown's Sam Pheng Market is an old business centre noted for a post-WW II visit by the young king Ananda Mahidol.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“They serve a very nice Thai food with a great view of Chaow Praya River. But the price is relatively high.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“*Loads of nice restaurants with the views of the river * Enjoy cruising along Chao Phraya river ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Bangkok’s Chinatown is a popular tourist attraction and a food haven for new generation gourmands who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. At day time, it’s no less busy, as hordes of shoppers descend upon this 1-km strip and adjacent Charoenkrung Road to get a day’s worth of staple, trade gold, or pay a visit to one of the Chinese temples.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Church
“Wat Mangkong Kamalawat or Wat Leng Noei Yi is the famous Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. You can go there for Chinesen New Year pray or Chinese vegetarian festival. It's really near Yaowart Road which is the biggest China town in BKK . From Siam Fandee Suite, you easy can go to Wat Mankong by MRT and take exit Wat Mangkong.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Lhonh 1919 has reclaimed a bunch of old warehoused and a Chinese Shrine dating back to King Rama V for it's 6800 sqm of co-working space, eateries and art and design shops spotlighting the work of young artists. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in the crumbling streets of the up-and-coming Charoenkrung area, this restored shop-house has plenty of raw appeal, emphasized with mood lighting and simple wooden tables. Here, you'll find potent cocktails mixed with Thai fruits, herbs and spices. There's also a good line of home-infused ya dong (Thai herbal whiskey) as well as a kitchen specializing in Thai tapas (as well as a few classics like pad Thai). Come nightfall, enjoy your meal while Thai musicians take the stage to play traditional music from the Central region”
  • 15 locals recommend
Store
“Bangkok's Chinatown is an enthralling place, one of the most authentic and unchanged spots in the city, and one of the most enjoyable spots left for walking. There are so many tiny lanes and narrow alleyways which are ripe for exploration. Start your visit here off with a stop at the informative Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Centre. From here, you can make your way down Yaowarat Road, exploring the vibrant markets in Trok Issaranuphap and Sampeng Lane. Also the hidden villa of Sou Heng Tai, and the colorful street art murals can be found in atmospheric alleys. Last, don't be in any hurry to leave Chinatown though. On Yaowarat Road at night, with hundreds of delectable food stalls and restaurants opening up and an electric atmosphere filling the air.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“Largest solid gold Buddha image in the world For centuries the true identity and value of the image were not known, until by accident in the 1950’s it was discovered that the image was made of solid gold. The image is more than three meters high, weighs some five and a half tons and is most likely some 700 to 800 years old. It is the largest solid gold Buddha image in the world.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bangkok China Town Open Hours 6pm- 10pm Closed on Monday Night Market / Street Foods”
  • 11 locals recommend
Road
“China town (Yaowarat) is a district of the Thai-Chinese community, the oldest part of Bangkok, a popular tourist attraction and a Thai- Chinese food haven. It is packed with market stalls and street-side restaurants. There are many more intersting stalls and restaurants to visit in Yaowarat. Prices : As Yaowarat is a food street. The prices vary depending on each stall, however, it is very reasonable. Hours : This street never sleep!!! It opens 24 hours, daily, but best for street eating in the evenings after sunset. How to Get There : Take MRT subway to Hua Lamphong MRT station. The station is not close to Chinatown. From the station you have to walk for 10-15 minutes or take a taxi.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“They serve a very nice Thai food with a great view of Chaow Praya River. But the price is relatively high.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in the crumbling streets of the up-and-coming Charoenkrung area, this restored shop-house has plenty of raw appeal, emphasized with mood lighting and simple wooden tables. Here, you'll find potent cocktails mixed with Thai fruits, herbs and spices. There's also a good line of home-infused ya dong (Thai herbal whiskey) as well as a kitchen specializing in Thai tapas (as well as a few classics like pad Thai). Come nightfall, enjoy your meal while Thai musicians take the stage to play traditional music from the Central region”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bangkok China Town Open Hours 6pm- 10pm Closed on Monday Night Market / Street Foods”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Chinese Street Food in Comfort Style. Great vibe and cocktail is creative and delicious! Closed enough to walk to when get off from MRT or underground. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Tapas Restaurant
“Of course, El Chiringuito. This is our little tapas bar, where from Thursday to Sunday you can enjoy a good Spanish tapas, sangria or a glass of Spanish gin”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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