Yaowarat Road, Bangkok’s China Town, ranked 8th for the coolest streets in the world in 2022
Time Out, a series of magazines about tourism, food, culture and community, surveyed 20,000 city dwellers around the world and asked local experts to complete a Time Out Index survey to rank the world’s top streets.
This year’s category is “The Coolest Streets in the World in 2022” and Yaowarat Road (China Town), Bangkok ranked 8th among all the coolest streets in the world. Time Out gives it an interesting description: “One of Bangkok’s oldest thoroughfares, with a history stretching back to the city’s founding, Yaowarat Road winds through Bangkok’s riverside Chinatown. Lined with neon signs and bustling day and night, this cultural center is home to temples, restaurants, markets and legions of acupuncturists and Chinese medicine dispensers. It’s been a favorite for street food lovers for generations, but more recently cool galleries and high-end restaurants have also popped up in the area, keeping Yaowarat as relevant and culturally diverse as it was the day it was cobbled together.”
The other streets, from 1-8, are:
- Rue Wellington, Montreal;
- Gertrude Street, Melbourne;
- Great Western Road, Glasgow;
- Yongkang Road, Taipei;
- Værnedamsvej, Copenhagen;
- Karangahape Road, Auckland;
- Tai Ping Shan Street, Hong Kong;
- Yaowarat Road (China Town), Bangkok.