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Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Centre
This well laid out modern museum was added to Wat Traimit recently, and details the history of the Chinese migration to Thailand evolving to the present day Thai Chinese. The presentations in the... Read More
This well laid out modern museum was added to Wat Traimit recently, and details the history of the Chinese migration to Thailand evolving to the present day Thai Chinese. The presentations in the museum use a variety of nifty audio visual and hi tech displays to make the historical journey of the Chinese and the rise of Bangkok's Chinatown an interesting and informative experience. There are photos of early Chinatown, scenes of typical Chinese homes, a well simulated view from the deck of a Chinese junk making its arduous way to Thailand in a storm, and plenty of life size models doing hard labor as coolies, which gives a very realistic portrayal of just how difficult life was for the first immigrants.
Traimit Road, Samphanthawong
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Ticket Concessions Available; Adult $100
- Chinatown/Yaowarat's Best Attractions: "You can buy a combined ticket to visit the museum and the golden Buddha in Wat Traimit for 140 baht, well worth it in both cases."
- Best for Chinatown/Yaowarat's Best Attractions Because: For an informative look at the history of the Thai Chinese and Chinatown, this museum is well recommended.