Best Nightlife Guide for Bangkok’s Chinatown
Chinatown isn’t known for its nightlife – in fact, there are hardly any clubs or bars here. Nevertheless, there are a few fun things to do at night here, mostly centered on the restaurant scene. If you are looking for a more active night out, head over to Khao San Road or take a ride to Silom.
Perfect for an after-dinner treat, a massage is available at several venues in Chinatown. There aren’t a huge number of parlors, but there are a few that offer Thai, oil, and other massages to help ease the pain of walking such long distances all days. Dr. Reflexology is an especially favored shop. Here you can choose from a number of luxurious massages and other soothing treatments. Dr. Reflexology opens at noon and closes at midnight.
Pak Klong Market
A fun night market to visit in Chinatown is Pak Klong Market on Chak Phet Street. Here visitors will find a vast array of goods including produce, spices, flowers, and more. Pak Klong Market opens at 8 p.m., but is most fun starting at around 2 a.m. It closes at 6, but deliveries are made starting at that early hour. The flower deliveries are especially lovely, which isn’t surprising, since this is the main flower market in the city. Visitors will find the market at the intersection of the Chao Phraya River and Klong Lord.
Talat Kao Market
Talat Kao is Chinatown’s main market. It is the best spot to sample some excellent Chinese dishes, especially seafood. You will find some truly unusual foods, including bird’s nests and other delicacies that you may want to try. Of course, more familiar favorites are offered all around the market. A visit here will certainly make an interesting night out in Chinatown. Talat Kao opens at 8 p.m. and is located at the center of Yaowarat.
Snake Tonic is a traditional Chinese health remedy that can be found in increasingly few places. Luckily, there is still some available in Chinatown. In Soi Phadung Dao there is a small stand run by an elderly man who sells snake tonic not far from Yaowarat Road and also over at Khlong Tey Market.