We’d say the only absolutely not to be missed part of Bangkok is the glorious, sprawling mass of Chinatown. Whatever time of day you come – whether it’s for a steaming bowl of congee for breakfast, wantan mee, bird’s nest soup, or char kway teow (stir-fried rice-cake strips) at lunchtime, or sesame dumplings in ginger soup and fabulous homemade ice cream at night, you’ll find an enthralling mix of shopping, eating and sights. Yes it’s daunting at first sight, but it’s also safe, cheap, fun and exhilarating – surely some of the best reasons for travelling? The action centres around Yaowarat Road and adjacent Charoen Krung Road, radiating south to the river where the piers make for a peaceful break from the heat and chaos during the day.
Yaowarat RoadIf Bangkok has one must-visit foodie area, this is it
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