Yaowarat – Bangkok Chinatown Colourful

To the south of Dusit and Banglamphu, Bangkok's Chinatown, locally known as Yaowarat District, is one of the major tourist attractions. This is a showcase of Chinese culture and entrepreneurship.

Chinatown is a city of historic commercial center that includes a large area around Yaowarat Road and the adjacent main Chareon Krung Road and New Road.

Chinese moved into the area as early as1780's. It is the oldest city's ethnic enclaves. When the royal familyGrand Palace was built in 1782 by King Rama mark the founding of Bangkok as the new capital of Ayutthaya in Thailand with the Chinese community was killed by the Burmese, was asked to design the exterior walls of the city gates. The area was then the most important center of trade for two centuries.

At the turn of the 20th century was the hottest part of Yaowarat Bangkok. He was the smartest shops, tall buildings, pawnshops, cinemas and Chinese operas.

The areaalso had a bad reputation for the high number of opium dens, brothels (the green lanterns hung outside the red light instead of Western-style), and a weakness for gambling and drugs, which are all illegal today.

Currently, sites and attractions of this area are difficult to describe. Thus, exploration is a must here. Many of the buildings are beautiful decorations, the vision of Chinese religions, and cultural history and unique lifestyle. Ancient ChineseThe superstition has survived here. Look carefully at the sides of some houses and see "Feng Shui" mirrored "pat kwa referred to direct strategy and drive away evil spirits instead.

The Chinese in Chinatown have been living in Thailand for generations, and now are regarded as more Thais can not speak more — all Chinese.

The Real is the busy Chinatown numerous minor roads, lanes and courtyards. Many of theseare full of shops, all types of high-quality merchandise, which is a paradise for shoppers. With some market stalls scattered all you'll find many types of products at very attractive prices.

Yaowarat is better for the more than 100 stores of gold, which is located on both sides of the street known. Gold here is the shops are mostly owned and run by Chinese, was to have the love of gold is often thought.

Some of the best gold in the world, find and buy products here. Almostany time of day the shops are crowded with people here – Thais, tourists and even the buyers from neighboring countries. All the gold bought here can score from a small weight that is tightly controlled by the government for resale.

Yaowarat district teems also small shops and sidewalk vendors for a variety of spices, fish, fruit and vegetables for sale. Find secret ingredients of the arsenal of traditional Chinese medicine is also a must during a visitChinatown. There are a surprising variety of herbal medicines and potions for every disorder old for sale.

You can also try to hear in a conversation with the woman on the properties of medicinal herbs and their fantastic stories – myth and science – with your purchase! The area is also a realm of steam advertisers, buyers and suppliers of cars, motorcycles and men with large bolts of cloth on his back, all obscured by the smoke made from roasted chestnuts and a pool of hundreds of coalCook sweet snacks, biscuits, pork and chicken. It also has antique shops, small shops, clothing stores and is available with an unidentifiable junk. Traditional Chinese painting and porcelain, ceramics and Thai characters are also sold at reasonable prices.

At night there is always a pleasure to visit Yaowarat. If it is dark, this vibrant Chinese community, the largest Chinese restaurant in Bangkok, covering a wide range of food until well after midnight. Tens ofEating establishments offer everything from shark fin soup served with fried clams and pork offal steamed rice or pasta, birds-nest soup, dim sum, shark fin soup and many other traditional Chinese delicacies.

Hundreds of hawker stalls electrifies the atmosphere and the streets around here. The best and cheapest food stalls, usually with meals, including Khao Tom (boiled rice), Khao Kha mu (pork leg cooked in rice come), and many, many others.

Each year theYaowarat Festival Chinese New Year is celebrated with a big bang. It features parades, dragon dances, fireworks, performances of opera and other traditional Chinese performances. In this time of year, in Chinatown in Bangkok colored feathers and frantic, with light, red and gold decorations. Tens of thousands of people who decide to stay home to celebrate Chinese New Year. The festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, which is a good opportunity to promote this sectorBangkok.

While in Bangkok and the surrounding area has to offer many places to visit in the district of Yaowarat Thailand would be a fascinating journey to see them in a sense, the Chinese cultural heritage, nature and could not find elsewhere.

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