My first afternoon in Bangkok I wandered around the back streets of Chinatown. Here Bangkok looks much as it did 100 years ago. Markets abound in the side streets and alleyways in between and around the two main parallel boulevards of Yaowarat and Charoen Krung. In Chinatown you’ll find everything from herbalists and gold dealers to restaurants serving specialties such as bird’s nest and shark fin soup.

Meet some of vendors of Chinatown in my photos below.  See the complete set of Bankok Chinatown photos in my Flickr album.

Text and images by Stephen Bugno



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