ESSENTIAL CHINA TOWN WALKS, afternoon walking tour
Yaowarat or China Town is well known as the best “foodie” street in Bangkok by night. Why not be different and explore it during the day?
- Explore Chinatown Bangkok: Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss.
- Short ride on public bus and a Tuk Tuk
- Visit Wat Mangkon Kamalawat Temple and enjoy the classic Chinese architectural style
- Explore the Charoen Chai Community
You will be meet your guide at CHAO hostel Bangkok. The local guide will you lead to visit lively Chinatown Bangkok by Bus. Set off on foot to explore this historic area’s shops, temples, and markets. Start by walking along the Song Wad Street, which is full of wholesale products/goods. Then go through ‘Sampeng market’, the first wholesale market in Bangkok.
Continue your walk cross Yao Wa Rat Street where it feels like the jewellery trade center. You will see the endless rows of gold, jewellery and accessory stores. Then we will walk through a small alley and arrive at the Chinese herbs market. Why you are here why not try an authentic herbal drink?
Then cross the first street of Bangkok, Charoen Krung Street to visit Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, the most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Here learn about the beliefs and faith of Thai-Chinese people.
Then we walk down a narrow alley off Bangkok’s oldest street and discover more about the Chinese community. The people of Charoen Chai Community have handcrafted traditional Chinese joss paper products for over a century. These include the shiny gold and red envelopes used for gift-giving during Chinese lunar new year, yellow flags and food trays that mark the annual vegetarian festival, and the elaborate paper offerings that grace traditional Chinese funerals.
Return to CHAO hostel Bangkok by TUKTUK.
This program will support the Charoen Chai Conservation and Rehabilitation group to preserve their nearly century-old residence.
Price: Private Tour
Rates are quoted in THB per person
English Speaking Guide
Drinking water and snacks
TUK TUK Fee
Entrance fee and activity as mentioned
Any meals, transfers or tours that are not mentioned in the itinerary