A recent wave of new bars and galleries has transformed the once nightlife-free streets around Chinatown into one of Bangkok’s most happening areas.


The latest on the power struggle over our sidewalk soup bowls. 
These bars are all brimming with tasteful vibes befitting a Wong Kar Wai film. 
Photographer Peeraya Sirathanisa traveled around Yaowarat to link archive photos with their modern-day locations. 
Guay Tiew Luk Chin Krae
The people of Yaowarat tell us the food stalls they love. 
Gallery Ver
The year's most exciting art openings.
Chayapong Naviroj (left)
Bangkok Swing is a community dedicated to sharing the joy of swing dancing. This Sep 24, one of their main events, Diga Diga Doo, returns to Chinatown for a night of live music, social dancing and elegant performances. Here, BK talks to the co-founder Chayapong Naviroj about what’s in store for the future


Restaurant: BIY Coffee Bar
This Rama 4 cafe is coffee geek's paradise.
Chinatown gets a seriously hip coffee shop.  
A second branch for BACC's drip coffee specialist. 
Restaurant: Aoon
This small cafe serves food on its own ceramic tableware produced on-site.