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The Chinatown in Bangkok

Religious Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand

The first Chinese merchants as immigrants have arrived to Thailand in the 12-13rd century . In the 18th and 19th century the Thais have encouraged Chinese immigration in order to restore the economy after the war.

In the middle of the 19th century the immigration has reached such a level that almost half of the population of Bangkok was Chinese or half blood Chinese and Thai . Nowadays the Chinese population is slightly less but they still dominate in the business and trade sectors and one can find many elements of the Chinese religious traditions in the city .

The Hall of Great Power

If we get to the Chinatown of Bangkok we can find many traditional old houses that's first floor serves as a living block and the ground floor is home to the family business . The district gets overwhelming in the afternoon and at night might be a little bit challenging for the ones who are not used to high density population since you have to pay attention to each step you take .

There are plenty of Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist temples around here. In addition there are many traditional old Chinese noodle shops street booth and many types of street food that are made by locals and you can try the whole Chinese and Thai cuisine.