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          A circle with symbolic China Town gate.
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 Building on the left of this newly constructed
     gate to China Town once was the famous
    movie theatre callled "Odeon".

Chinatown of Bangkok was former meant the area called
"Sampeng", started when the Chinese merchants moved
in 1780s after vacating the land where the Grand Palace
now stands.

In 1863, King Mongkut commanded the construction of
New Road (or
Charoen Krung Road) which runs over six
kilometers from the Royal Palace till it drops straight into
the Chao Phraya River, just south of Krung Thep Bridge now.
The Chinatown expanded along Charoen Krung,
Kasem and the third road, the Yaowarat Road which was
built between Charoen Krung and Sampeng.  

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Charoen Krung (New Road)
Yaowarat Road
Nakhom Kasem
Klong Thom
Wat Chakrawat
Wat Pathum Kongkha
Wat Traimit Witthayaram



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