Yaowarat rated world's 8th 'coolest' street

Yaowarat rated world's 8th 'coolest' street

Tourists enjoy the food on Yaowarat Road, Bangkok. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Tourists enjoy the food on Yaowarat Road, Bangkok. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Yaowarat Road in Bangkok's Chinatown has been rated the world's eighth "coolest" street to visit, for its history, food and activities, by Time Out magazine.

The magazine on tourism, food, culture and communities surveyed about 20,000 city dwellers worldwide in compiling its rankiings.

Yaowarat ranked eighth in "The world's coolest streets in 2022" category.

Time Out described Yaowarat as "One of Bangkok's oldest thoroughfares, with a history that dates back to the city's foundation, Yaowarat Road winds and curves through Bangkok's riverside Chinatown".

"Lined with neon signs and bustling day or night, this cultural hub is home to temples, restaurants, markets and legions of acupuncturists and dispensers of Chinese medicine. It's been a street food lovers' favourite for generations."

"Lately the area has seen cool galleries, and high-end restaurants move in too, keeping Yaowarat as relevant and culturally diverse as the day it was paved."

On top of the rankings was Rue Wellington in Montreal, Canada, followed by Gertrude Street in Melbourne, Australia.

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