One of the largest Chinatowns in the world, Bangkok Chinatown also known as Yaowarat is not only a major tourist attraction, but also a business and commercial center. Yaowarat Road starts at Khlong Ong Ang in the outer City Wall, near Saphan Han, and ends at Wat Traimitr, or Wat Sam Chin.
Chinatown is a paradise for food lovers who crave for Chinese cuisine. Both sides of its main street are flanked with restaurants and food vendors throughout the day. Local delicacies include dim sum, Teochew-style steamed Chinese mullet, sharks' fin in red sauce and various Chinese noodle and rice dishes such as stir-fried noodles, casserole pork in noodles soup, rice with boiled chicken, rice with crispy pork or duck toppings, and many more.
A tour of Chinatown Bangkok provides a fascinating insight into a very different way of life. With 10 temples, 20 shrines, old shops, markets and homes, Chinatown is a wealth of cultural treasures which have been carefully preserved for more than two centuries.