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Bangkok Chinatown Food Discovery - Small Group Tour

Had enough pad Thai to last a lifetime? Join this Bangkok tour to experience the Chinese food, culture and architecture of the Chinatown area. Be bamboozled by the market scene, see shops that sell nothing but religious paraphernalia, and try foods you've never heard of before!

This tour will take you through Bangkoks iconic Chinatown, a neighbourhood so rich in sights, sounds, and smells that it could only really be described as an assault on the senses (in a good way!).

Taking a stroll through this neighbourhood is one of the best things to do in Bangkok, and with a local to guide you along, youll never miss a beat. Youll begin at Ratchawong Pier, where youll step back in time at the old markets in Yaowarat, right in the heart of the action. It doesnt get any more old-school Bangkok than this these Chinese locals were traders living in the villages of Bangkok before it became the capital.

From the pier, your tour will continue along Song Wat Road and head towards the plastic and leather products quarter on Yaowa Phanit Road. This part of the tour is a journey through the bustling businesses of Chinatown, where youll be able to see the locals go about their daily duties and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. From industry to ancient history, the next stop on your tour will lead you to Wat Traimit Temple, an incredible sight to behold and a 'must do' in Bangkok.

This stunning temple enshrines the worlds largest golden seated Buddha from the Sukhothai Era, measuring nearly five metres high and weighing five and a half tonnes. Here your guide will let you in on the local secrets and history behind the Buddha, and the legendary tales that surround the original Buddha that sat there. This temple also houses the Chinese Museum, where youll learn all about the history of the Chinese people in Thailand and the fascinating relationship between these two countries. Next, bring on the food! With your local guide, youll head to a 100-year old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road, where youll be treated to a coffee, snack, and the opportunity to sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

Fully rejuvenated, youll head to a market specialising in Chinese religious products and fresh food. At night, this area is filled with street stalls and becomes one giant and extremely tasty food bazaar. Pick and choose from street grills or the finest Chinese restaurants; this will be your opportunity to go wild and try all those dishes youve never even heard of, but after this experience youll never forget them!

With a belly full of Bangkok treats, youll continue on towards Talat Pak Khlong, the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market in Bangkok, an area rich in colour and the perfect spot to take some bright Bangkok photos.

Experience Includes

  • Guided visit to Bangkok's atmospheric Chinatown and array of night markets
  • See the world's largest Golden Buddha at Wat Trimitr
  • Feast on a range of tasty treats
  • English speaking guide

Experience Excludes

  • Transportation to the departure point
  • Optional gratuities
  • Additional refreshments

Departs

Daily except Mondays, year round.

Departure location

Until 31st March - Viengtai Hotel lobby, just off the Khoa San Road. From 1st April - Nouvo City Hotel lobby, 2 Samsen Rd, Soi 2, Pranakorn, Bangkok.

Start times

3.00pm

Duration

5-6 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered as this walking tour may visit religious sites.
  • To ensure a personal touring experience, the group size is limited to 12 passengers.
  • There is a minimum age requirement of 6 years.