There's a good reason to join a Bangkok Chinatown Tour simply because it's right here where you'll get to discover the old and the new Bangkok. You can stop for a coffee at a 100-year-old cafe and enjoy food from the many market street stalls. And that's just for starters as you'll soon discover there's a lot more going on here. You'll also find some of the finest Chinese restaurants. Simply put, there's plenty to tempt your taste buds.
As you stroll past the foodie places, you'll come across a tonne of other market stalls filled with colourful flowers and plenty of other amazing goodies. You'll feel the vibe as you watch Chinatown come alive at night.
Your guided evening tour begins along Ratchawong Pier on the Chao Phraya River. Step back in time to the old markets in Yaowarat, located in the heart of the vibrant Chinatown district. The land that now occupies the Grand Palace once belonged to Chinese traders. When King Rama I moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok over 200 years ago, the community was asked to move and the region became the capital of the Kingdom of Siam.
Continue from the pier and walk along Song Wat Road, which is bordered by old business buildings and warehouses, most of which are still operating today. See Wat Traimit Temple that houses a large seated Buddha and the Chinese Museum which preserves the history of the Chinese in Thailand.
This is where you'll stop at a 100-year-old coffee shop on Pha Sai Road. Relax and enjoy coffee and a snack while you take in the ambience.
Walk to Issarnuparb Road and a market specialising in Chinese religious products and lots of fresh food. In the evening Yaowaraj Road becomes a sea of street stalls, collectively becoming one enormous food bazaar. The food options range from street stalls to the finest Chinese restaurants.
After dinner, you'll walk to Saphan Phut Night Market, where you'll find a vast array of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, second-hand collections and antiques on sale. This is where you'll have plenty of opportunities to shop.
Your Chinatown and Night Market tour concludes at the Pakklong Talad ("talad" meaning market), the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market in Bangkok. You are going to be amazed by the number of flowers, all in different colours and shades and overflowing in the streets.
Bangkok Chinatown and Night Markets Small-Group Tour including Dinner
Your guide can assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel if needed.
Departure Time: 3:00 pm
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Return Details: Concludes at approximately 8:00 pm
Inclusions: Local guide, entrance fees, dinner and coffee.
Exclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off. Gratuities are optional.
Additional Information: Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 6 years. Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
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