Get a local's perspective about what Chinatown in Bangkok really is thanks to a local guide. From the get-go, the sights, sounds and smells make no mistake in confirming what this place is about. Enter Bangkok Chinatown via the Ratchawong Pier where your first stop is the Yaowarat market. Your local guide will share all the details about the history of this area and what makes it an integral part of Chinatown.
From there, your Bangkok Chinatown tour continues across Song Wat Road, dominated by old business buildings and warehouses. Continue your journey and you'll go past plastic and leather products quarter on Yaowa Phanit Road. This part of the tour is a journey through the bustling businesses of Chinatown, where you’ll get a glimpse of what life like a local is.
Next stop: The Wat Traimit Temple, home to a 5 meter high, and 5.5 ton of a golden seated Buddha. Listen to your guide intently at this point as he shares the secrets, history, and legend behind the original Buddha that sat there. You'll also find the Chinese Museum detailing the history of the Chinese in Thailand and the unique relationship between the two countries.
But enough of history lessons, and time to chow down Thai delacacies in a 100-year-old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road. Once you've fuelled up, you'll head to a market that converts to food stalls and restaurants at night boasting of dishes you've only heard of.
By the way, don't forget your wallets as you head to the Saphan Phut night market, where you can find an array of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, second-hand collections and antiques on sale. You can even have a portrait of yourself painted as a souvenir.
Finally your tour of Chinatown in Bangkok ends at the flower and vegetable market, Talat Pak Khlong. But you have the option to continue, just approach your tour guide for recommendations.
*Pick-up at Lobby of Nouvo City Hotel, Pranakorn. Drop-off at Saphan Phut night market.
Included: Local English-speaking guide, transport as indicated, snack, coffee, dinner.
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
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