Bangkok audio tour: Chinatown Eats

About the Tour

Chinatown is one of Bangkok's busiest, most interesting (and most neon-y) areas, and is known primarily for two things: gold shops and food. Since we're not here to buy gold, the food will have to do. We'll take a walk up one side of Yaowarat Road and back down the other, sampling seafood, juice, noodles, chestnuts, and a wide variety of other nibbles, depending on how hungry (or adventurous) you are. Along the way you can pop your head into a decrepit-yet-still-functioning movie theater, take some pictures of a few impressively skilled streetside chefs, and see where a Chinese revolution got a little help from sympathetic Chinese-Thais.

Tour Producer

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Greg Jorgensen

Came to Thailand in 2001 on a short vacation. Forgot to go home. Now a married family man with no plans to leave. I love Bangkok in all its awful, exciting, grimy, gorgeous glory.

Major Landmarks

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Directions to Starting Point

Take the subway (MRT) to Hualumphong Station, and come up to ground level at exit #1. We'll start there.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Hard to pinpoint, as only a select few few food stalls are permanent fixtures. It's very much up to you - there are so many options that the best advice is to sample anything you find vaguely interesting. Don't be shy!

Best time of day

Chinatown is at its best at night, so anytime after 7pm will be fine.

Precautions

Watch out for cars and motorcycles, as Chinatown's streets are narrow and crowded.

Comments

So cool!

Posted by Hanh , over 4 years ago
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