Chinatown is located at Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong District, one of the oldest parts of Bangkok. This vibrant district with market stalls, street-side restaurants and gold shops has been a center of Chinese settlement since 1782. The 1-km long strip with neon signs in Chinese, tuk-tuks and wooden buildings provides many great photo opportunities.
Bangkok’s Chinatown is just 2 km away from the Grand Palace, so I recommend you to go to the palace first and then grab a tuk-tuk or taxi and go to Chinatown. Tell the driver to stop at Grand China, a hotel located in the heart of Chinatown. From here, you can walk up the strip and discover some of the best Chinese food around and why not pay a visit to a Chinese temple.
Chinatown is located 5-10 minutes walk from the Chao Phraya River ferry.