Last year we visited Chinatown in Bangkok for the first time and had an amazing food experience which I also wrote about on my blog. This year we decided to come back, and although it was not quite as good as last year, it was a lovely evening spending many hours just walking around taking in the atmosphere, ordering something to eat whenever we felt for it. Below is what we ate.
Rolled rice noodle soup with crispy pork belly
Yaowarat, or Chinatown as most tourists would call it, is a must-visit in Bangkok. It’s a good vibe here, especially at night between 6 p.m. and midnight when both locals and tourists can be seen everywhere along the Yaowarat Road munching one of the best street foods in the world (except Mondays as there are no stalls due to sidewalk cleaning).
We visited Chinatown after 10.00 p.m., and some of the neon signs were already turned off. You should, therefore, come here earlier because the long strip of neon signs are really cool and provides some great night photos.
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.