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Chinatown is one of Bangkok's oldest districts and about 14% of the buildings have been designated as historical landmarks.
Chinatown is one of Bangkok's oldest districts and about 14% of the buildings have been designated as historical landmarks. Tang To Kang is one of them, an interesting colonial style building and actually the oldest gold shop of Bangkok (which is hard to believe now with so many gold shops scattered over the district). If you want to see their gold museum, you have to make an appointment two days ahead.
345 Sampeng Lane
+66 2 224-2422
Instead of trying to find this building while walking, this Art Deco-style building is actually best seen from the Chao Phraya Express Boat
A century ago, this road was the centre of a rice trading industry
Rows of stuccoed yellow Chinese shop houses are to be found here in a very serene environment
Previously known as Wat Sampeng, this ancient monastery was founded in the Ayutthaya period
Yaowarat Road is home to Bangkok's Chinatown, which is noted for its authentic Chinese markets and eateries
This temple is one of the highlights of Yaowarat, but is actually not part of China's cultural heritage
Located in Wat Traimit, Golden Buddha is a 5500 kg gold statue, thought to be built around 13th-14th centuries
In the Ayutthaya period this temple bare the name 'Wat Ko', which means Island Temple, as it was surrounded by a canal that was directly in contact with the Chao Phraya River
Right across the road from the Tang To Kang gold shop, and actually quite similar to it, the Bangkok Bank Building is one of Bangkok's oldest commercial buildings
This temple is located at the foot of the Rama I Memorial Bridge on the Bangkok side