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Sampaeng Lane

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Sampeng Lane is the home to notions in Bangkok: for those of you who don't sew, notions are all the things besides fabric that clothes require to function: buttons, clasps, decorations, ribbons, zippers and the like.

Photo of Sampaeng Lane

It doesn't stop with just notions, however, as there are shops and stall selling umbrellas, hats, fashionable ready-to-wear clothing, toys, souvenirs and shoes.

Sampeng Lane has evolved into a heaving commercial street that runs through the south part of Chinatown — it's a fun place to have a poke around, especially Sunday after dim sum.

Hawkers, food carts, blind singers, old grannies, singing salesmen, and thousands of people descend to see how far their baht can go.


How to get there
Sampaeng Lane runs from Songwat Road to the east through to Chakraphet Rd in the west, parallel to Yaowarat Rd.

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Sampaeng Lane

Sampaeng Lane, Also called Soi Wanit 1
Open daily, best during the morning and early afternoon hours

Location map for Sampaeng Lane

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