Bangkok Chinatown Food and Shopping Tour

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Visit Bangkok's Chinatown markets at dusk and experience a unique facet of Bangkok's melting pot. Savor Yaowaphanit Road's delicious cuisines and explore the vibrant night markets. Visit the world's largest golden Buddha. Be tempted by clothing from the Saphan Phut Market, and feast your eyes on the exotic fruits and flowers of Pak Khlong - a photographer's dream.  

Highlights
  • Taste the food of Bangkok’s iconic Chinatown
  • Visit various markets selling a wide range of products
  • See the majestic Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit Te
  • Explore the Chinese Museum and experience Bangkok's Chinese heritage

Description

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.

Includes

  • Coffee

  • Dinner

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide

  • Snacks
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Bangkok Chinatown Food and Shopping Tour

Duration: 6 - 6:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Coffee / Dinner / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide / Snacks
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Schedule

  • 14:45

    Check-in at Nuovo City Hotel

  • 15:00

    Tour Starts

    Begin this Bangkok Chinatown adventure at Ratchawong Pier. Step back into the old markets in Yaowarat, right in the heart of Chinatown. Hear from your guide about the history of this area and why it's deemed as an important part of Chinatown.

  • Live Like a Local

    Continue to Song Wat Road, which is bordered by old business buildings and warehouses that are still in operation. Head towards the plastic and leather products quarter on Yaowa Phanit Road. Journey through the bustling businesses of Chinatown and get a feel of what it would be like to live there.

  • Stop at Wat Traimit Temple

    Transition from modern to ancient history and go to Wat Traimit Temple which enshrines the world's largest seated Buddha from the Sukhothai Era. Listen as your guide tells you about local secrets and history behind the Buddha.

  • Check out the Chinese Museum

    Visit the Chinese museum in Wat Traimit and learn all about the history of the Chinese people in Thailand as well as the fascinating relationship between these two countries.

  • Take a Break at A Coffee Shop

    Head to a 100-year-old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road, where you will be treated to a coffee, snack and an opportunity to sit back and take in the serenity of the place.

  • Enjoy a Delightful Dinner

    Check out the street stalls of tasty food at one of the markets. Pick and choose from street grills or the finest Chinese restaurants. Try dishes you have never even heard of.

  • Explore Saphan Phut Night Market

    Continue towards Saphan Phut Night Market where you can find a huge array of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, antiques and many more. Grab the opportunity to have a portrait of yourself painted as a souvenir.

  • Drop by Talat Pak Khlong

    Stop by Talat Pak Khlong, the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market in Bangkok. Take memorable photos of your Bangkok visit.

  • 20:30-21:00

    Tour Ends at Saphan Phut Night Market

  • (For Check-In) Nuovo City Hotel (Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok (โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี) Bangkok Thailand) Time: 14:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Saphan Phut Night Market (Saphan Phut Night Market Bangkok Thailand) Time: 20:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Nuovo City Hotel (Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok (โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี) Bangkok Thailand) Time: 14:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Saphan Phut Night Market (Saphan Phut Night Market Bangkok Thailand) Time: 20:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered as this trip may visit religious sites.

  • Walking shoes

Additional Note(s)
  • 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. (Taxi fare is not included in the tour price.)

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 15:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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