Chinatown is one of my favorite districts in Bangkok. Much of the origins of my urban explorations are here and even my family roots can be traced to the ancient Chinese port quarters. It's probably Bangkok's most dynamic and complex microcosm and one of the world's most successful stories of migrant diaspora. This introduction provides you with an overview why Chinatown should be on your list of visits. The article breaks down into the different sub-neighborhoods, the places, heritage and people of the last authentic district of Bangkok.