Posted on: 26th February 2016
China Town is about 4 km from Holiday Inn and is best known for its many food destinations in addition to the Chinese temples and obviously the main street which, like other attractions has its own allure. Located in the Samphanthawong district, Yaowarat Road is home to Bangkok’s China Town; because of this road this place is also known as Yaowarat among Thais.
Original China Town
The original China town used to exist at the place where the royal palace now sits. King Rama I asked the Chinese traders living in the area to move and china town was shifted to the east of the new city. This change occurred some 200 years ago and today also the area exudes the same charm which was there initially. At first Sampaeng Lane was China town’s main road; as it was very narrow in 1902, a new road was constructed when the people asked the king to do so. As a result Yaowarat Road was constructed which was much wider and today it covers a broader area.
China Town: Present Day
At daytime the place is cited as the best place to buy anything from gold, garments, textiles, herbs, stationary, second hand things etc and at night it turns into a food street which attracts tourists and locals alike. This place not only offers Thai cuisines but also gives access to best Chinese restaurants that can be found in whole of Thailand. It is interesting to note that since the road has a curvy path which resembles the body of a dragon; it is considered as very auspicious locations for business by the local traders.
China Town can be visited any time of the day and night – it starts at 7 sharp in the morning and remains operative till midnight. China Town can be visited any time of the day and night – activity starts at 7 sharp in the morning and remains operative till midnight. A car rental at Holiday Inn Resort is a great way to visit china town; book by using our booking engine and get access to the finest cars made available for hire by the biggest car hire suppliers.