Photo: Chinatown boasts excellent street side eating.

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How to get to and from Chinatown

Use the quicklinks below to jump to the desired section regarding transport in and around Chinatown.


Chinatown is about a 15 minute walk from Hualamphong train station.

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Yaowarat Rd:
Regular buses: 1,4,7,25,40,53,73
A/C buses: 1,7

Charoen Krung Rd:
Regular buses: 1,4,7,25,35,40,53,73
A/C buses: 1,7

Chakrawat Rd:
Regular buses: 4,5,7,8,9,10,21,25,40,53,56,82
A/C buses: 7,8

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The closest Chao Phraya Express Boat stop is Tha Ratchawong. From there it is a five minute walk to Yaowarat Road and the heart of Chinatown.

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Getting around

Because of the one way network of roads in this area getting a tuk tuk or taxi can be messy. Tuk tuks won't budge for less than 40B from the China Gate to Old Siam, shorter distances, you'll need to bargain, or better off just to walk.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Chinatown? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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