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Chao Krom Pho

Critics' choice
Shops

Traditional herbalist dispensing Thai and Chinese prescriptions from walls of wooden drawers and sacks strewn about the floor. If you don't have a...

229-231 Thanon Chakkrawat

Chinatown Heritage Centre & Golden Buddha

Critics' choice
Attractions, Museums

The famous solid gold Buddha image has been moved from a drab hall into the soaring spire of a marble mondop (artefact tower) that is so glaringly white you...

Wat Traimit
FreeMajor venue

Dumnam

Critics' choice
Attractions, Sport, health & fitness

Bangkok's strangest conversion of a historic home is this diving school on a tiny riverside lane. Behind ornate gates, NAUI instructor Phusak Posayachinda...

282/1 Soi Duang Tawanaka

Ia Sae Coffee Shop

Critics' choiceBudget
Restaurants & cafés

A decades-old Chinese café, with old men and local chefs swapping tales over sock-strained coffee, washed down with buns and tea.

58-60 Thanon Padsai

Leng Noi Yee (Wat Mangkorn)

Critics' choice
Attractions

Set behind an imposing multi-tiered entrance, the 'Dragon Flower Temple' (aka Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat) is Chinatown's first and biggest. Several sermon halls...

Thanon Charoen Krung
FreeMajor venue

Pet Tun Jao Tha

Critics' choiceBudget
Restaurants & cafés

This is the place to tuck into duck and goose served straight up with rice noodles and condiments.

941-7 Wanit Soi 2

Royal India

Critics' choiceBudget
Restaurants & cafés

Pahurat teems with small curry operations, most famously Royal India. Photos of Thai politicians adorn the walls, although as Thais tend to dislike Indian...

392/1 Thanon Chakraphet

Sala Chalermkrung

Critics' choice
Dance

Amid art deco and wrought-iron grandeur, condensed khon is staged at this early cinema with more narrative clarity and audience explanation than is provided...

66 Thanon Charoen Krung
Tags: Chinatown
Major venue

Sampeng Lane Market

Critics' choice
Shops

Sampeng's oldest market is losing some charm, but remains an epic alley crammed with bric-a-brac, costume accoutrements, honking motorbikes, smoky quarters...

Soi Wanit 1
Major venue

San Jao Sien Khong

Critics' choice
Attractions

Behind Riverview Guesthouse, this 200-year-old riverbank shrine comes alive during the Vegetarian Festival (Oct), when it stages Chinese opera and...

Soi Wanit 2
Free

Shanghai Mansion

Critics' choice
Hotels

It's little overstatement to say this boutique hotel is electrifying, and it's not just the acidic colour scheme: it has a real buzz to it. The rooms are...

479-481 Thanon Yaowarat

Siam Commercial Bank

Critics' choice
Attractions

An ATM in a stucco sentrybox marks Thailand's first bank building (1904), a classical Italian-built edifice set in riverside gardens behind a humungous...

1280 Thanon Yotha
Free

Soi Texas

Critics' choice
Restaurants & cafés

Visit Soi Texas by day and there's not much to see. But by night, customers in this hectic spur off Yaowarat dig into lobster-sized river prawns, mud crabs,...

Thanon Phadungdao

Talad Pahurat

Critics' choice
Shops

The heart of Little India, Pahurat is awash with fabrics and textiles, from rainbows of saris to Thai and Chinese silks, synthetics and cottons. Winding...

Thanon Chakkaphet & Thanon Pahurat
Major venue

Tang Toh Kang

Critics' choice
Museums, Shops

Yaowarat is a world gold trade hub. Thai bullion is soft and yellow from its 97.5 per cent purity. It's sold not in ounces, but in baht (not the currency;...

345 Wanit Soi 1
Free
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