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.
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).
English-speaking guide Entrance fees Street snacks Thai coffee or tea One Thai draft beer/cocktail/soft-drink
Hotel pick-up and drop-off Other food and drinks
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...
United Kingdom, 14/Dec/2012
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...
United Kingdom, 23/Oct/2011
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...
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