Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha
Just off Th Chakkaraphet is this gold-domed Sikh temple. It’s a large hall, somewhat reminiscent of a mosque interior, devoted to the...
Soi Wanit 1 – colloquially known as Sampeng Lane – is a narrow artery running parallel to Th Yaowarat and bisecting the commercial areas...
Cooking equipment, spare electronic parts, and other bits you didn't know could be resold are available at this open-air market. During...
This Art Deco Bangkok landmark, a former cinema dating to 1933, is one of the few remaining places kŏhn can be witnessed. The...
Yes, we're aware that this hole-in-the-wall has been in every edition of our guide since the beginning, but after all these years it's...
Th Chakkaraphet · interesting places nearby
Heaps of South Asian traders set up shop in Bangkok's small but bustling Little India, where everything from Bollywood movies to bindis is sold by enthusiastic, small-time traders. It’s a great area to just wander through, stopping for masala chai and a Punjabi sweet as you go.
The bulk of the action unfolds along unmarked Soi ATM, which runs alongside the large India Emporium shopping centre.
The emphasis is on cloth, and Phahurat proffers boisterously coloured textiles, traditional Thai dance costumes, tiaras, sequins, wigs and other accessories to make you look like a cross-dresser, a mŏr lam (Thai country music) performer, or both. Amid the spectacle of colour there are also good deals on machine-made Thai textiles and children’s clothes.