With Yaowarat Road as its central point, Chinatown has expanded over the decades from a small community into one of the largest of its kind worldwide. The area is unlike any other in the city, with Chinese temples, iconography and architecture dating from the 18th century. There are bazaars, restaurants and rooftop bars, connected by a labyrinth of narrow alleyways. And the street food is legendary, procured after dark, or by day, in one of the bustling markets. Here are our favourite places to stay in Chinatown, Bangkok.
This is a brand and hotel that needs no introduction. The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok dates back to 1876 and sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the historical Charoenkrung district close to Chinatown. With 4.5 staff to each and every guest, nine restaurants a spa (which is accessed via a romantic boat trip across the river) an entire team of pastry chefs, a flower team, butlers and more, your every wish is granted. There are 393 rooms and eight restaurants, and in 2016 it underwent large renovations unveiling a whole new wing, paying homage to its illustrious past. These interiors by Design Wilkes are truly regal and ornate, making this hotel the pinnacle of luxury hospitality.