Chinatown and Chinese New Year

Chinatown and Chinese New Year

Bangkok’s Chinatown in a popular tourist attraction, with travellers flocking into sample the exquisite cuisine and experience Chinatown as a whole. After sunset, the gourmet scene comes alive, with vibrant street-side cuisine around every corner.

Chinatown has a rich history and the Chinese presence in Bangkok has been around for a long time with early Chinese settlers originally settling where the Grand Palace now sits before eventually relocating. Chinatown has seen much growth since its original setting and is now a hub of shops, restaurants, hotels and bars.

A visit to Chinatown is best served ideally during a Chinese festival. We were lucky enough to visit during the New Year festivities where thousands of people flock to see the parades, pay their respects at one of the many temples and fill up on fabulous Chinese cuisine.  Chinatown is easily accessed by boat by alighting at the Ratchawong Pier and is also on the doorstep of the Hua Lamphong MRT station. For the more adventurous, Chinatown is a relatively short and pleasant walk from Lub d Bangkok Silom.

From all your friends at Lub d, we’d like to wish you a happy new Chinese year.

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