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Chinatown

At the time of Bangkok’s founding in 1782, Chinese immigrants were moved out of Rattanakosin Island to make way for the Grand Palace and government buildings. They settled in the region to the south of Rattanakosin Island beside the Chao Phraya River. These days Chinatown is one of the most colorful and congested areas of the city, and though it lacks the grand monuments of the Old City, it is fascinating to take a stroll through its maze of alleys, passing markets, gaudy temples, and gleaming gold shops. Sharing this crowded part of the capital with the Chinese is a small community of Indians in a sub-district known as Little India, with ...

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