There is a China town in almost every big city in the world, and so there is one in Bangkok! China Town in Bangkok is located in Yaowarat area. Yaowarat or the China Town is one of the best places to see in Bangkok.
People visit the Bangkok China town to see the unique mix of Thai-Chinese culture. There are also several great Chinese food options in Yaowarat. For people who love bargain hunting, there Bangkok China town is a great shopping destination as well!
Many of the backpackers prefer to stay in Khao San Road. And if you are staying in one of the budget hostels in Khao San Road then you will need directions on how to reach the Bangkok China Town. The distance between Khao San and Yaowarat is about 3.5 km.
Khao San Road to Yaowarat Road Map
Despite the options of BTS, MRT and public buses, using the public transport it is little tricky to travel from Khao San Road to Yaowarat.
Chao Phraya Express Boat – Khao San Road to Bangkok China Town
Chao Phraya Express Boat is a good public transportation option while traveling from Khao San Road to Yaowarat. This is because both Yaowarat Road and Khao San Road have a pier nearby.
You can catch a express boat from Ratchawong Pier near Yaowarat Road. The distance between Ratchawong Pier (N5) and Yaowarat is 1 km and is about 10 minutes by walk.
From Khao San Road you can walk to Phra Arthit Pier (N13) which is also 10-12 minutes walk depending on where you are staying in Khao San Road.
The express boat fare is 15 THB and the tickets are available on the boat.
Khao San Road to Bangkok China Town by Taxi
Taxi is the easiest option but obviously costs a bit of money if you are traveling solo in Thailand.
- The distance between Khao San Road and Bangkok Chinatown is almost 4.5 km.
- It takes about 20-30 minutes to reach Bangkok Chinatown from Khao San Road.
- The taxi fare from Khao San Road to Bangkok Chinatown is about 70-100 baht. The exact fare depends on the traffic and obviously fare is more during the rush hours.
Khao San Road to Bangkok China Town by Walk
As the distance if only about 3 km. you can also easily walk from Khao San to Yaowarat Road. This is specially true as you can easily club this in to your 1 day Bangkok itinerary. Include Wat Arun, The Grand Palace and Yaowarat in the same Bangkok one day sightseeing itinerary. Check the above map for the reference.