Bangkok’s old neighbourhoods reflects a cultural melting pot

Bangkok Post, 15 June 2017: A travel feature on the architectural sights of Bangkok’s Chinatown, which is close to 200 years old.

Bangkok is populated by many Thais of foreign descent, a majority being Chinese. Yaowarat and Talat Noi are among the city’s oldest Chinese communities. The area once boasted major ports and trading hubs, which also accommodated places of worship for Christians and Muslims in addition to temples and shrines for Buddhists of different sects.

Source: Cultural melting pot | Bangkok Post: travel

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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