Archway in Bangkok Chinatown
Constructed by the Thai-Chinese for King Bhumibol’s 72th birthday and officially unveiled on 5 Dec 1999. The four Chinese characters “圣寿无疆” (Long live the King) were written by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
Bangkok Chinatown or Yaowarat was established in 1782 when the Siam King shifted his capital to the south of the Chao Phrya River. Bangkok Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the world.
Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center
A heritage center dedicated to Bangkok Chinatown and its residents. Located not too far from the Bangkok Chinatown arc hway, this is a good place to start the tour of Bangkok Chinatown.
Great Sage Buddha Temple,
A temple dedicated to the famous Monkey God.
Nanyang Volunteer, 南侨机工
Story of 3200 civilians who left Nanyang to serve on the Burma road as drivers and mechanics. Most were Chinese men but includes some Indian, Malay men and 4 Chinese women.
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