How to get to Yawarat – Chinatown
Yaowarat road, knowing as Chinatown in Bangkok, is an always recommended in travel guidance. It is at 6 Yaowarat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand, opening 24/7. There are no subways directly to Yaowarat as other places but you still can easily get here only by bus, taxi or “tuk-tuk”. If you chose to take MRT subway to Hua Lamphong MRT station, which is not close to Chinatown so you have to walk around 10 to 15 minutes.
You can take Chao Phraya Express Boat and get off at Ratchawong Pier then walk from the pier straight, pass Soi Wanit 1 or Sampeng lane which parallels to Yaowarat Road until you see may gold shops.
In spite of the inconvenience to get there, Chinatown is always busy, especially at night. It certainly has more than just a reason but the most important one is because Chinatown turns into a colorful road with any kinds of Thai food. In fact, whenever you visit, you are still addicted to the attraction of the food from a road to road. There are countless of types, from fruit juice like pomegranates, kumquat, to noodles, tropical fruits, seafood…
Pomegranate juice is one of the best kind you should not miss when visiting Chinatown. Indeed, you would have no chance to miss it for this juice is sold along Yaowarat road, seeming like 2 stores in a row.
The pink iced bottles organized tidily next to the giant Thai pomegranates are really eye-catchy and attractive in the hot days of Bangkok.
Besides, when in Chinatown, durian addicts should prepare themselves enough money for the durians are everywhere. The giant Thai durians with thick meat and strong smell would absolutely keep you around.
Because of its extreme sizes, the durian is usually cut and packed neatly for easy accessibility for the tourists.
The bread stores in front of Government Savings Banks are also recommended. They sell bread with up to 9 kinds of fillers like butter, custard, chocolate…It might sound normal to people but there are lines of people waiting to buy it every day. You have to try before knowing how good it can be.
Not only sweet but Yaowarat is also famous for the snack. The popular and appealing to customers are two opposite seafood stores in the middle of the road. These two are always crowded with food-lovers, in the midst of irresistible smell.
Diversity seafood is sold, mentioning shrimps, crabs, squids, lobsters, with reasonable prices.