Chinatown is located on the Rattanakosin area of Bangkok, which is mostly the old town, all around the Giant Swing. Best reached by river taxi during main traffic hours, there are numbers of buzzing markets, eateries, gold and pawn shops to be discovered by travelers in a labyrinth of small streets, as well as hotels and open air seafood restaurants. Many old shop houses and low rise buildings…Chinatown is located in the Rattanakosin area of Bangkok and consists mostly of the old town. It is easily recognizable by the Giant Swing which presence marks the area. There are number of buzzing markets, eateries, gold and pawn shops to be discovered by travelers in a labyrinth of small streets. Chinatown has many hotels and open air restaurants as well.
Many old shops, houses and other low rise buildings can be found there. Most of them are taken care of by the descendants of the original owners. The Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) and the Vegetarian Festivals are the two celebrations worthwhile a visit to this part of Bangkok, although it is picturesque the whole year round.