Bangkok's Chinatown is one with a rich history, and after being displaced many times their identity seems to be established on Yaowarat Road. Only here will you find authentic Chinese restaurants and shops on the roads and narrow alleys.
To learn more and see more photos visit the Bangkok by Rail & River blog post, entitled:
To visit the Interpretive Guide to see all of the points of interest in this tour, visit:
To arrive at the Odeon Gate (a.k.a. Yaowarat Road Dragon's Head, the marked point), you have two options that are recommended by Nathan Yee in his blog post entitled: A Taste of Home via Chinatown on Yaowarat. (click link or see above). The first is to take the Khlong Saen Saep boat to Talad Bobae Pier and walk south on Krung Kasem Road, the road that runs parallel to the left of the small river. At the end of the road you will head westward on Mittaphap Thai-Chiina Road until you reach the marker.
The second is to take the MRT/BTS to the Hua Lamphong Station which is the blue and red icon to the right of the marked point. Follow the roads westward on Mittaphap Thai-Chiina Road until you reach the marker.
Once at the gate you can begin your journey deep into the dragon by following Yaowarat Road or Krung Charoen Road.