All of Bangkok is incredibly unique, but no area of the city is as full of life as Chinatown. Here, 10 photos that prove Chinatown is the most vibrant place in Bangkok.

The Hon Wong Kung shrine is bright red in color and decorated with murals. It is found down an alleyway in Talad Noi, a subsection of Chinatown.

Spirits trees are common in Thailand. Locals will wrap them in colorful fabric believing that a spirit resides in the tree.

Buses are one of the main forms of transportation in the capital and are also one of the cheapest ways to get around.

The Sieng Kong Zone, otherwise known as Sarn Chao Sieng Kong, is filled with colorful vehicles and Vespas in need of a tune-up.

Tuk-tuks, meaning “cheap cheap,” are a fun way to get around the city. It is a bit more expensive than a taxi depending on how far it is you want to travel, but every visitor should try this form of transportation at least once before leaving the Land of Smiles.

Yaowarat Road in Chinatown is one of the most colorful streets in the city, filled with shops sporting bright, neon lights. 

The food on Yaowarat Road in Chinatown is almost as colorful as the street itself, especially these delicious buns filled with a number of bright toppings. 

You never know what you will find lining the sois (streets) of Chinatown in Bangkok.

More spirit houses lining the alleyways of Talad Noi. 

The houses here are oftentimes close to one another making for a chaotic aesthetic but are still beautiful all the same.

By | 2017-09-21T16:47:22+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: See & Do|6 Comments

About the Author:

Kelly is a writer and photographer living in Bangkok, Thailand. She is originally from Lenexa, Kansas and studied journalism at Kansas State University. She enjoys reading and coffee way too much.


  1. Muhammad Ameen Sheikh October 2, 2017 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I did not know there was a china town in Bangkok 😮

    • Kelly Iverson October 3, 2017 at 3:27 am - Reply

      It is one of the oldest and largest Chinatowns in the world!

  2. marine October 3, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

    those pictures are incredible !

  3. Bhuboy October 3, 2017 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know that there’s is also Chinatown in Bangkok like we have in the Philippines, Thanks for letting me know

  4. Niki October 10, 2017 at 7:46 am - Reply

    so colorful and different!! great pictures!

  5. Kasia October 30, 2017 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I love all of these photos. Beautiful.

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