Chinatown in Bangkok, it is necessary to go there at least once... if only to discover this large typical district, noisy, deafening in places, impressive but nevertheless attracting and arousing many curiosities.
It's 9:30 am, the sun has been high for quite a while. The green and yellow air-conditioned taxi that we took at random half an hour earlier, drops us off on Yaowarat Road in the heart of Chinatown.
We are directly plunged in the heart of a real anthill ... The traffic on the boulevard is dense, noisy and the heavy heat that knocks us out after a few minutes of walking, already makes us sweat a lot.
Sneaking through the alleys, leaving behind us the busy boulevard's bustle, we find ourselves in places where people move by the hundreds, in silence. We find ourselves completely immersed in the heart of this commercial district, with its shops, vegetable, fruit and hardware vendors...
Here, no shoving, no shouting, no selfies in the face... we are in a kind of silent anthill, or almost, where only buyers and sellers communicate as in all the markets of the world.
A great moment...
Yaowarat Road is the jewelers' street and is said to have the highest concentration of gold in Southeast Asia. All kinds of jewellery: necklaces, bracelets, rings, medallions, pendants. All this gold is presented in red shops, which gives it a beautiful glow.