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Chinatown & Indian Markets

chinatown     District of the Thai-Chinese community,the oldest part of Bangkok. Surrounding with the interesting places, the Khlong Ong Ang , the lndian markets of Pahurat and Sampeng Lane, which is the wholesale market and retail sales where offer a huge array of goods.

Indian Market (Phahurat)

     Phahurat is packed with textile-related shops featuring fabrics, tailoring tools and accessories and ready-made clothing as well as traditional Thai, Chinese and Indian costumes. It is also known as Thailand’s Little India as most of the residents are of Bharata descent. One of the landmarks of Phahurat is Thailand’s oldest Sikh temple, the Siri Guru Singh Sabha. The Old Siam Plaza, Central Plaza, and Wangburapha are also located in Phahurat area.                     

How to Get There : From U-Tiny by taxi or hotel shuttle to Airport Rail Station take a train till the ending Phaya Thai Station * get of and take the BTS Bangkok SkyTrain to S6 Saphan Taksin Station (Silom Line). Take Exit 2 to Chao Phraya Express Boat Sathorn Pier (Central Pier) Take boat upriver to Ratchawongse Pier (N.5) Then straight on Ratchawongse Rd. until intersecting Soi Wanit 1 (Sampeng Lane), about 350 m. Turn left walk along Soi 550 m to Khlong Ong Ang and markets lining its banks or continue across the Khlong to adjacent Pahurat Indian cloth market. To visit Nakhorn Kasem Market, turn right on Soi Chakkrawat which intersects Sampeng lane 300m before Khlong Ong Ang. Walk ahead 200m to intersection with Yaowarat Rd. cross Yaowarat and Proceed straight. Market on left between Yaowarat & Charoen Krung Rds. Or, take Skytrain to W1 National Stadium Station & take public transport to Chinatown.

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take a taxi from U-Tiny hotel about 1 hour drive (taxi fare per traffic minimum 500 THB)