While exploring Bangkok, Chinatown must definitely be on your list if you want to feel like you went to two countries for the price of one!
Chinatown is quite an interesting place to explore and to this day, remains untouched and authentic as it was the day it was established. If you are staying at a city hotel in Bangkok that is centrally located like Avani Atrium Bangkok, the place is easily accessible for you.
There are many narrow paths and tiny lanes for you to walk around and explore Chinatown on foot, and people say this is the best way to have the actual experience too. You can begin your walk at the heritage centre, collect a few flyers there, and read up before you pick and choose where you want to walk to.
Golden Buddha Statue
During your walk around Chinatown, make sure you stop by the Golden Buddha Statue in Wat Traimit. This is the pride and most visited place in Chinatown. From the statue, you can walk on to the shrine of Guan Yin.
If you want to get the best of what Chinatown has to offer, make sure you plan the excursion during the latter part of the day. During the night, the town gets brighter, more stalls and cafes open up, and the whole vibe changes. If you visit Chinatown during peak season or New Year times, you may be lucky enough to watch a Chinese opera, which will be a traditional dance that will enthral you.