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Bangkok's Chinatown
Like in most Chinatown neighborhoods found around the world, be it in New York City, Toronto or London, when you step inside a bustling Chinatown community, you can find just about anything there. The same is true of Bangkok's, but it has its own special Thai flare. Marked by massive, brightly-colored Chinese gates at the entrance, wander through the tightly packed streets and narrow Bangkok alleyways, and give yourself the freedom to get lost. The food stalls are traditionally Thai, with foods like jackfruit, called Kanoon in Thai, a fruit known for it's unpleasant stench and it's surprisingly sweet and unique flavor. To me, it tastes just like Juicy Fruit gum. Chinatown is also home of Wat Traimit, the world's largest solid gold Buddha statue, which weighs in at over five tons. Enjoy meandering around-- and if you get lost, there is always a Tuk Tuk around the corner to give you a lift back to your hotel or destination of choice. An aspect I appreciated about my journey on the Azamara Quest, is all of the time we got on land to truly explore and get to discover the city of Bangkok, without a schedule or a timeline.
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