Yaowaraj Road or China Town is an old business district and has been a commercial zone for Thai-Chinese people. Since it is the largest gold market of the country, you will find gold shops lie along both sides of the road. If you visit Yaowaraj, you will feel the ambiance of busy street activities, shops selling imported products from China, Chinese herbal medicines, Chinese food outlets and restaurants, markets for fresh and dried foods, imported fruits and more. If you walk a bit further, there are fabric market “Pa-Hu-Rat” and “Sum-Pheng” where you can enjoy a bulk shopping of souvenirs for friends back home at wholesale prices. At night, Yaowaraj glows with street lights, neon shop signs and will stimulate your appetite with variety of food stalls right alongside of the road. Yaowaraj is also very famous for good Chinese food, seafood and local delicacies. You shouldn’t miss it for the world!!
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