Updated June 2018
If there is one part of Bangkok we see more frustrated lost tourists overcome by overwhelm, then it is Bangkok's Chinatown area, also known as Yaowarat.
We've added this map as a separate download for those that aren't sure they want to buy the whole package but could really use this particular map to explore a part of the city well worth experiencing.
Meander through the lanes of Bangkok's Chinatown and you will see the city's evolution encapsulated. In the east, gentrification is taking root with many more chic little cafes, hipster bars and cool hostels sprouting up. In the middle, much remains unchanged - temples and shrines around each corner, the sights, smells and sounds of busy Sampeng Lane and Itsaranuphap still enthralling - but the extension of the subway threatens to change all that. In the west, old school spots stand their ground, selling retro kitchen gadgets and age old buttons, staging khon traditional drama in an old theatre, and sporting fashions and trends from the 1960s.
Nancy Chandler's Map of Bangkok's Chinatown lays out all there is to see and do - day and night - for day trippers, nightlife fans, and visitors seeking an authentic experience by staying in the area for a night or two.
© Nancy Chandler Graphics, June 2018. Please do not share this map in any format with others. We will take action against unauthorized distribution of this map and all images related to Nancy Chandler Graphics and its products.
American artist Nancy Chandler moved to Thailand in 1969 and published the first edition of her detailed map of Bangkok in 1974 as an illustration for the American Women's Club magazine. It proved so popular with not just members but the greater expatriate community as well that Nancy was soon pressured into publishing it independently.
Her map of Chiang Mai followed in 1980, when the magazine sent Nancy north to illustrate a story on the city shortly after she had been captivated by it on a holiday with her young children. Her keen sense of adventure and humor eventually resulted in an extensive range of greeting cards and gifts, each of which celebrates and enhances the experience of Thailand and all things Thai.
Nancy passed away in her home town of Mill Valley, California, in 2015, but her eldest daughter and business partner Nima carries on the business.
Visit www.nancychandler.net to read more about Nancy and view her collection of unique Thai maps, cards and gifts.