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  • Pick and choose from all the delicious bites of Bangkok’s iconic Chinatown
  • Visit a range of different markets selling everything from pad Thai to flowers
  • Let your jaw hit the floor when you see the Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit Temple
  • Experience Bangkok's Chinese heritage, including a visit to the Chinese Museum
The Bangkok Chinatown Food Discovery tour starts and ends in Bangkok. The Bangkok Chinatown Food Discovery is a Walking Tour that takes 6 hours.

Had enough pad Thai to last a lifetime? Join this Bangkok tour to experience the Chinese food, culture and architecture of the Chinatown area. Be bamboozled by the market scene, see shops that sell nothing but religious paraphernalia, and try foods you've never heard of before! 
customer reviews
4.6 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
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Mr. Brent R. At
5 - Excellent
“great tour guide, knew tons of info and gave great tips”
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Ms. Kelly P. At
5 - Excellent
“Our guide was awesome and really made the whole experience. It was a fun evening overall and I'd highly recommend it to my friends.”
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Mrs. Christina A. At
4.5 - Excellent
“Pam was awesome. She knows everything. It was so much fun with her.”
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Ms. Linda A. At
5 - Excellent
“Between my partner and I we have been to Bangkok multiple times but surprisingly this urban adventure took us to places we hadn't yet been to. The local temples and shrines were interesting with fortune telling and monk blessings thrown in. The street food stalls were a hit with our 16 year old son who even attempted some of the best vegetable dumplings found in Chinatown if not the whole of Bangkok. The Black Chicken Soup with tasty medicinal herbs was my favourite. We really enjoyed our Urban Adventure and our leader Gof was terrific. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
Itinerary
This Bangkok tour of will take you through Bangkok’s iconic Chinatown, a neighbourhood so rich in sights, sounds, and smells that it could only really be described as an assault on the senses (in a good way!). Taking a stroll through this neighbourhood is one of the best things to do in Bangkok, and with a local to guide you along, you’ll never miss a beat.

You’ll begin this Bangkok Chinatown tour at Ratchawong Pier, where you’ll step back in to the old markets in Yaowarat, right in the heart of Chinatown. It doesn’t get any more old-school Bangkok than this – these Chinese locals were traders living in the villages of Bangkok before it became the capital. Your local guide will tell you all about the history of this area, and why it’s such an important part of Chinatown.

From the pier, your Bangkok tour will continue al Song Wat Road, which is bordered by old business buildings and warehouses that are still operating today, and also head towards the 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 be able to see the locals go about their daily duties and get a feel of what it would be like to live here.

From industry to ancient history, the next stop on your tour will lead you to Wat Traimit Temple, an incredible sight to behold and one of the can’t miss things to do in Bangkok. This stunning temple enshrines the world’s largest solid gold seated Buddha from the Sukhothai Era, measuring nearly five metres high and weighing five and a half tonnes. Here your guide will let you in on the local secrets and history behind the Buddha, and the legendary tales that surround the original Buddha that sat there. This temple also houses the Chinese Museum, where you’ll learn all about the history of the Chinese people in Thailand and the fascinating relationship between these two countries.  

Next, you’ll get into everything you’ve been waiting for – bring on the food! With your local guide, you’ll head to a 100-year old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road, where you’ll be treated to a coffee, snack, and the opportunity to sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Fully rejuvenated, you’ll head to a market specialising in Chinese religious products and fresh food. At night, this area is filled with street stalls and becomes one giant and extremely tasty food bazaar. Pick and choose from street grills or the finest Chinese restaurants; this will be your opportunity to go wild and try all those dishes you’ve never even heard of, but after this experience you’ll never forget them!

With a belly full of Bangkok treats, you’ll continue on this Bangkok food tour towards Talat Pak Khlong, the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market in Bangkok, an area rich in colour and vitality, and the perfect spot to take some bright Bangkok photos. The tour will finish in this area, which you're free to continue exploring, or your local guide will be happy to assist you in finding a taxi for you back to your accommodation.

This Chinatown Food Discovery tour is not only an opportunity to sample all the yummy delights that Chinatown has to offer, although we must admit that is a serious pro! It’s all that food, plus history, culture, and local life. We couldn’t pack any more into this tour if we tried!
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Duration 6 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Bangkok, Thailand/ Bangkok, Thailand
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Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : Lobby of Nouvo City Hotel, 2 Samsen Rd, Soi 2, Pranakorn, Bangkok. Meeting end point : Talat Pak Khlong flower market
CancellationCancellation for this Bangkok Chinatown Food Discovery tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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    This half day tour in Bangkok is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

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