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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.

YAOWARAT (CHINATOWN) NEWS

Chinatown used to be all about eating at the most time-worn restaurants in Bangkok and walking through moody, crumbling streets where traditional Sino-Thai home life spills into public sight. That’s all still there, but so are a cluster of the coolest new cocktail bars and galleries in town, attracting to the area a young, local and arty crowd with craft brews and vibrant live sounds
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These six new bars could be straight out of a Wong Kar Wai film. 
Join us on a tour of five incredible food institutions in Yaowarat.
The latest on the power struggle over our sidewalk soup bowls. 
Photographer Peeraya Sirathanisa traveled around Yaowarat to link archive photos with their modern-day locations. 

HOT SPOTS IN YAOWARAT (CHINATOWN)

Restaurant: Chata
Yaowarat's gorgeous glasshouse cafe. 
This Chinatown bar totally looks the part. 
Restaurant: BIY Coffee Bar
This Rama 4 cafe is coffee geek's paradise.
Restaurant: As.is
Chinatown gets a seriously hip coffee shop.  

EVENTS in YAOWARAT (CHINATOWN)