“We had a lot of fun and our guide was very knowledgeable. Our only regret was that we lost ourselves during the tour and could not re-find our agreed meeting place in time, but our guide Bo managed to find us at dinner so we had a happy ending after all. ...Mr. beverley p. ., – See more reviews
What To Expect
We begin our Bangkok tour at Ratchawong Pier on the Chao Praya River and step back in time to the old markets in Yaowarat, located in the heart of the vibrant Chinatown district. The original Chinese citizens were traders living in the village of Bangkok before it became the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. The land that now occupies the Grand Palace belonged to the traders. When King Rama I moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok over 200 years ago the community was asked to move to its current location.
From the pier our walking tour continues along Song Wat Road, which is bordered by old business buildings and warehouses - most of which are still operating today. We emerge in the plastic and leather product quarter on Yaowa Phanit Road.
We continue by walking to the end of Chinatown's Road where we will find Wat Traimit Temple, a beautiful temple enshrines the world's largest golden seated Buddha since Sukhothai Era measuring nearly five meters in height and weighting five and a half tons. It is believed that the original Golden Buddha was disguised under the plaster covering to hide it from enemies during the war time in Ayutthaya period. The temple also houses Chinese Museum which highlights the history of the Chinese people in Thailand.
The next stop on our sightseeing tour is a 100-year-old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road, where you will be treated to coffee, a snack, and an opportunity to relax and take in the atmosphere.
Rejuvenated, we continue to Issarnuparb Road and a market specializing in Chinese religious products and fresh food, including seafood. In the evening Yaowaraj Road becomes a sea of street stalls, collectively becoming one large food bazaar. The food options range from street stalls to the finest Chinese restaurants. Part of our experience will be taking a seat with our guide to sample some charcoal-grilled seafood on the street.
Following dinner we continue on foot to the Saphan Put Night Market, where we find a vast array of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, second hand collections and antiques on sale. If you prefer to have a painting of yourself, you can sit down with artists on the street. In no time you will have a portrait of yourself to take home as a souvenir.
The final stop of the night is at Talat Pak Khlong ("talad" meaning market), the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market of Bangkok. Night-time is a great time to see Pakklong Talad as the street is covered with a colorful flower display.
At the end of the day tour in Bangkok you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
Transport as indicated
Coffee and snack
Tips or gratuities
Optional activity costs
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered as this trip may visit religious sites.
At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area. Your guide can assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.