By , June 11, 2013 3:35 pm
Bangkok's China Town is a popular tourist attraction.  It is centered around Yaowarat and Charoen Krung Roads, and contains many streets and alleys full of shops and vendors selling just about anything.  This is one of the oldest areas of Bangkok. The main roads are lined with gold shop after gold shop by day, and are always packed full of customers.  The streets and alleys are lined with vendors selling fireworks, decorations, and every food item you can imagine.  At night, the gold shops are shut down and the food vendors come out to play. There's also a lot of high-end restaurants selling shark fin soup. Having lived on and dived off of an island whose shark population has been devastated by fisherman selling fins to these restaurants, I implore you not to eat the shark fin soup.

China Town streets at night

China Town at night

China Town at night

China Town streets at night

China Town at night

Duck for sale in China Town

China Town market

China Town market

China Town market

It was sad to see shark fins for sale all over China Town (they're hanging in the background.

Meat for sale

Steam buns at a dim sum restaurant

Delicious jackfruit for sale at the market

China Town

 

One Response to “Explore Bangkok, Part 2: China Town”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Great photos, bangkok is one of my favourite cities and i live the food, so full of flavour.

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