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“If you're into Food Binge, come here!”

Chinatown - Bangkok
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Street Food Trail in Bangkok
Ranked #42 of 536 things to do in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the oldest district in Bangkok since Chinese merchants moved to this area in the early 1780s when the city was founded.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“If you're into Food Binge, come here!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

This is a serious place for people looking for some adventure in food. All we can do is to eat. I won't recommend the place for food shopping if you are health conscious. Tables are placed along the road, with cars, trucks and taxis honking every now and then. If you are looking for some fun and want to see the other of Bangkok, this is the place to be.

Visited April 2014
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“Overwhelming ”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Visited Chinatown after hearing some good reviews.
If you're a person who enjoys very cultural experiences and being amongst local scenes, then Chinatown is a must. It's extremely busy and very overwhelming on the senses - including the smell - some parts smell disgusting, some parts smell incredible.

Personally, I wouldn't go back. Its a fair trek and isn't the most amazing experience Bangkok can offer.

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“Get yourself lost in time”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Yaowarat is home to Bangkok's Chinatown, and nowhere is this more representative than the Sampheng Lane shopping street. Those who have been to Jiufen in Taiwan will find this street almost identical in layout, crowds, and even motorbikes zipping up and down. In terms of goods, the choice is mind blowing. If you are into shopping, you can easily spend a good half-a-day inside without knowing.

Visited June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Chinatown and Sampeng Lane Market”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Busy Busy place with lotsa good food and souvenirs to buy for family and friends. Love this place. Went in the late morning and it is still very busy. Must try their bird nest and shark fin in some restaurants along Yaowarat Road. I visited Nam Sing twice. But seems like the one next to it is good too.

Sampeng Lane is a busy alley with lotsa souvenirs to buy. Definitely a good place to grab something!

Visited June 2014
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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“not good for shopping”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The famous Chinatown in Bangkok is a big, crazy market where you can (closely) find everything.
The prices are really cheap but i do not like smell of Chinese food.at Chinatown there are always a lot of people (tourists, chinese and thai people) coming and going ... so there is always a lot going on.

i Having been to Chinatowns in cities of many different countries, the one in Bangkok I found disappointing. At night it is focused really only on food. If you’re into the cloth bad quality & expensive.

Visited June 2014
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