China Town Gate
Sitting at the start of Yaowarat road is a huge and an elaborately decorated Chinese gate. It acts as a permit to enter a whole new world different from Thailand's major cities. It is an entrance to many sites and attractions as it is situated at the center of a traffic island linking to major roads. This beautiful gate was built in the year 1999. It acts as a commemoration to celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 72nd birthday. The gate has chine words ‘sheng shou Wu Jiang' which means long live the king. The gate is also known as the Odean Gate after a cinema that used to stand nearby known as Odean.