Take an enchanting tour through Bangkok’s Chinatown district, one of the most historically rich and culturally vibrant parts of the city.
Get rich insights about the blend of Thai-Chinese food, history and culture. Walk down hidden alleys, visit the prominent temples and stroll through the bustling markets.
Daily except MondayDuration
Approx. 5 hoursStart time
Make your way to Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Your guide will be waiting in front of the ticket counters next to the large portrait of the King of Thailand that hangs prominently in the main hall, holding an Urban Adventures sign.
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Grand China Hotel Bangkok, 215 Yaowarat Road.
Embark on a journey in this Bangkok Sights and Bites Tour.
Step back in time with a visit to the old markets in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant Chinatown district. The founders of the district were Chinese traders who came to Bangkok village when it was the capital of Siam, making the community virtually as old as the city itself.
Your first stop is Wat Traimit, the Golden Buddha Temple. This mesmerizing heritage is something you should never miss when in Bangkok. The glamourous temple enshrines the world's largest solid gold seated Buddha. Here learn about the history and local tales that circles around the temple and the Buddha. Also, get to know insights about the Chinese people living in Thailand.
Your next stop is a 100-year old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road, where you can enjoy a coffee and a snack while you soak up the electric atmosphere of the surroundings.
Next, you will continue on foot to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat – The Dragon Lotus Temple. This being the biggest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok, is a perfect setup for a soothing and calm atmosphere.
Then, you will be heading to a market specialising in Chinese religious products and fresh food. At night, this area is covered with stalls and converts to a food hub having all delicious dishes. You might now get a second chance, so fill your heart with everything you like.
Your final stop, will be a hidden gem of a sky bar with 360-degree panoramic views to rival all others in the city. Relax with a cold Thai draft beer or cocktail (soft drinks also available) while you soak up in the breath-taking skyline. Look out for Bangkok's significant sights, The Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and the Golden Mount.
The tour concludes here. Your guide will be happy to assist you in finding your way back to your accommodation. Or, you are free to continue exploring the area at tour’s end or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel (payable direct).
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered as this tour will visit religious sites. To respect this and for your own comfort, loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot and humid Bangkok climate.
This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 8 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us at the time of booking in the special request field if you have any dietary requests. Also, notify your guide at the beginning of the tour if you have any dietary requirements. Some of the included street food is suitable for vegans and vegetarians but not all of it, we will try our best to find substitutes but as we are buying from street vendors it may not always be possible.
If any of the sites in the itinerary happen to be closed due to reasons beyond our control, an alternative site will be visited.
Our guide joe was a fantastic happy friendly and informative tour guide,the tour was a lot of walking but worthwhile. We saw so much of the local community in their day to day...Andrew J Pitt, Australia
This without a doubt is one of the best trips I have ever done. I have been to Bangkok 7 times and thought I knew the city but our guide Ppam took us to backstreet places that we...J Camara, United Kingdom
Our tour guide was young but very experinced about the areas we visited and the tour in general. I asked several questions and was answered very clearly. the guide spoke good...mr c sherwin, United Kingdom
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