Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong district is home to Bangkok's Chinatown, which is centered on Sam Pheng Lane Chinatown's Sam Peng Market is an old business center noted for a post-WW II visit by the young king Ananda Mahidol. Modern Chinatown now covers a large area around Yaowarat and Charoen Krung Road.
There are many small streets and alleys full of shops and vendors selling all types of goods. It has been the main centre for trading by the Chinese community since they moved from their old site some 200 years ago. Nearby Phahurat or Indian market. Yaowarat Road is also famous for many varieties of delicious foods, and it becomes "foods street" at night.