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Private Bangkok: Chinatown Sightseeing and Street Food Tour

Private Bangkok: Chinatown Sightseeing and Street Food Tour

From US$ 86.07 per person

On a Bangkok walking tour explore and snack your way through one of the old city's most authentic and vibrant spots: Chinatown. Be blown away by the blend of Thai-Chinese food, history, and culture.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Bangkok's Chinese heritage, including the Chinese Museum
  • 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
  • Cap off the day with a Thai local beer or soft drink at a sky bar
Full description
This walking tour will take you through Bangkok's historic 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 Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station, it doesn't get any more old-school than this – the station is more than a hundred years old and one of Bangkok's architectural gems. There's plenty of action inside with locals coming and going, but catch it while you can. There are plans to close the station and replace it with a modern terminal in the next few years. Our first stop is Wat Traimit, the Golden Buddha 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 Yaowarat Chinese Heritage Centre 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 traditional Thai coffee, snack, and the opportunity to sit back and soak up the atmosphere. We'll then head to a market specialising in Chinese religious products and fresh food. At night, this particular area is filled with street stalls and becomes one giant and extremely tasty food bazaar. This will be your opportunity to go wild and try dishes you've never even heard of. But trust us, after this experience you'll never forget them! With a belly full of Bangkok treats, we'll head to our final stop, a hidden gem of a sky bar with 360-degree panoramic views to rival all others in the city. You'll have a chance to relax and refresh with a cold Thai local beer (soft drinks also available) while taking in the breathtaking scene. Your guide will point out Bangkok's significant sights, from the modern malls and skyscrapers, to the historic highlights such as The Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and the Golden Mount. The tour will finish here where you're free to stay for more drinks and food or continue exploring. Your local guide will also be happy to assist you in finding your way back to your accommodation. This Bangkok Chinatown Sights and Bites tour is not only an opportunity to sample all the delicious 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!
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Street snacks
  • Traditional Thai coffee or tea
  • Entry fee to Wat Traimit and Golden Buddha Temple
  • Thai local beer or soft drink at a sky bar with panoramic views
  • Drop off transfer
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for driver and guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station. The guide will be waiting in the main departure hall in front of the ticket counters. If you’re coming by MRT (subway) please take Exit 2.

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Know before you go

  • Children under 8 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
  • The tour can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions; please notify your guide at the beginning of the tour if you have any dietary requests
  • Please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered as this trip may visit religious sites
  • This tour is plastic-free
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Notre guide était super ! Drôle et intelligent. Notre tournée s'est coincée sous la pluie et il s'est mis en quatre pour nous procurer des ponchos. Il était génial. J'ai oublié son nom mais je suis sûr que tous les guides touristiques pour cette visite sont bons. Merci!

December 30, 2018

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Nous nous sommes rencontrés à la gare principale. Honnêtement, le pire de toute l'expérience a été de TROUVER notre guide, principalement parce que notre taxi Grab n'a pas pu trouver l'emplacement selon les informations qui nous ont été données. Dieu merci pour certains citoyens thaïlandais sympathiques qui nous ont aidés sur notre chemin. Le guide, Amin, était super gentil et sympathique et a fait un travail fabuleux en nous faisant traverser les rues bondées de Chinatown. J'ai adoré visiter le temple et le musée d'histoire. C'était fascinant de mieux comprendre comment le peuple chinois est venu en Thaïlande et a influencé sa culture. Amin a fait un excellent travail en nous amenant chez de nombreux vendeurs et en essayant de la nourriture de rue - le riz gluant à la mangue était mon préféré, mais le pad thai était également très bon! Nous avons terminé la soirée dans un bar sur le toit d'un hôtel local de Chinatown, en sirotant des boissons fraîches et en

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January 28, 2020

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