Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square - Family & Business trip hotel - Yaowarat


Welcome to Yaowarat, the bustling heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown, where vibrant colors, lights, exotic aromas, and delicious food converge to create an unforgettable experience for visitors from around the world. In this guide, you will find everything that you need to know to explore the main highlights of Yaowarat and why it’s a must-visit destination for any traveler exploring the vibrant city of Bangkok.


Explore the vibrant area of Yaowarat, Bangkok China Town

China Town Bangkok

Immerse yourself in Thai-Chinese culture as you explore the lively streets and alleys of Yaowarat. From ornate temples and traditional markets to lively festivals and street food stalls, the Yaowarat area is a melting pot of sights, sounds, and flavors waiting to be discovered.

Some of the best Chinese restaurants in the city are in Yaowarat. It is renowned for its mouthwatering array of street food and authentic Chinese cuisine. From savory dim sum and succulent roast duck to sweet treats like mango sticky rice and egg custard tarts, there’s no shortage of delicious dishes to satisfy your cravings.

Explore some of the many historical landmarks and attractions. Visit iconic temples such as Wat Mangkon Kamalawat and Wat Traimit, home to the world’s largest solid gold Buddha statue, or stroll along Talad Noi, a charming neighborhood renowned for its traditional architecture and vibrant street art.

Whether you’re hunting for souvenirs, antiques, or designer goods, you’ll find plenty of bargains and treasures waiting to be discovered. As the sun sets, Chinatown in Bangkok comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene. From chic rooftop bars and trendy nightclubs to traditional Chinese opera performances and lively street festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy after dark.


Yaowarat the street food haven in Bangkok

Yaowarat Street Food

Yaowarat has many types of food for you to enjoy from well-known street food to traditional Chinese food in the restaurants.  If, you are looking for something good to fill your stomach. Here is your guide.

  • T&K Seafood: Famous for its fresh seafood dishes and lively atmosphere, T&K Seafood is a must-visit for food lovers in Yaowarat.
  • Jek Pui Curry: Indulge in authentic Thai-Chinese flavors at Jek Pui Curry, known for its delicious curry dishes and aromatic spices.
  • Nai Ek Roll Noodle: Treat yourself to a bowl of flavorful noodle soup at Nai Ek Roll Noodle, a popular spot among locals and tourists alike.
  • Yaowarat Toasted Bread: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a crispy slice of toasted bread topped with sweet condensed milk at Yaowarat Toasted Bread.
  • Kanom Pang Jek Pui: Try the famous crispy pancakes filled with sweet and savory fillings at Kanom Pang Jek Pui, a beloved snack shop in Yaowarat.

However, If you want to try out an unlimited fresh seafood buffet in Bangkok. Don’t miss out on the Square restaurant. One of the best restaurants for international and Thai buffets in Bangkok.


How to Get to Yaowarat from Novotel Siam Square

How to go to Yaowarat

Reaching Yaowarat from Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square is trouble-free. The easiest way to get there is by taking bus numbers (21, 25, 73AC), and checking your nearest bus station to see which one is passing by. Keep in mind though, that at peak times traffic can become a nuisance.

Your second option would be the taxis or tuk-tuks, if you are staying in Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square you are staying in the heart of the city, meaning you are quite close to most sightseeing. From here it will take you less than 15 minutes to arrive.

The last one is a bit of a walk around but if you are used to taking the BTS and MRT you might want to consider using these means of transportation to reach Yaowarat. From Siam Station take the Dark Green Line headed to Sala Daeng. Change to the MRT Blue line at this station and go to Hua Lamphong Station. For there is a walkable distance just in case you feel like walking.

If you’re not staying at Novotel, Yaowarat is easily accessible by public transportation, with the nearest MRT Blue Line station being Hua Lamphong Station. From there, you can take a short taxi or tuk-tuk ride to reach Chinatown.

Taxis and tuk-tuks are readily available throughout Bangkok and offer a convenient way to reach Yaowarat from other parts of the city. For a scenic journey, you can also take a river ferry along the Chao Phraya River to reach Yaowarat, with the nearest pier being Ratchawong Pier.

Yaowarat offers a blend of culture, cuisine, history, and entertainment that makes it a must-visit destination for any traveler exploring Bangkok. From savoring mouth-watering street food to exploring historical landmarks and shopping for unique souvenirs, there’s no shortage of memorable experiences waiting to be discovered in the colorful streets of Yaowarat!

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