In the early years after its founding, Bangkok was a city of small ethnic communities that were concentrated in certain parts of town. The Yaowarat area up to Talat Noi and Bang Rak was, of course, home to the Chinese community, with some Muslim residents as well. Samsen, in the vicinity of the St Gabriel School, was primarily Vietnamese, while the population of Bang Kapi and Phra Khanong was...

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