A Chaotic and Colorful City Captivated
in Chinese Culture
There’s a good reason to join a Bangkok Chinatown Tour simply because it’s right here where you’ll get to discover the old and the new Bangkok. You can stop for a coffee at a 100-year-old cafe and enjoy food from the many market street stalls.
And that’s just for starters as you’ll soon discover there’s a lot more going on here. You’ll also find some of the most excellent Chinese restaurants. Simply put, there’s plenty to tempt your taste buds.
As you stroll past the foodie places, you’ll come across a tonne of other market stalls filled with colourful flowers and plenty of other amazing goodies. You’ll feel the vibe as you watch Chinatown come alive at night.
Your guided evening tour begins along Ratchawong Pier on the Chao Phraya River. Step back in time to the old markets in Yaowarat, located in the heart of the vibrant Chinatown district.
The land that now occupies the Grand Palace once belonged to Chinese traders. When King Rama I moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok over 200 years ago, the community was asked to move, and the region became the capital of the Kingdom of Siam.
Continue from the pier and walk along Song Wat Road, which is bordered by old business buildings and warehouses, most of which are still operating today. See Wat Traimit Temple that houses a giant seated Buddha and the Chinese Museum which preserves the history of the Chinese in Thailand.
It is where you’ll stop at a 100-year-old coffee shop on Pha Sai Road. Relax and enjoy coffee and a snack while you take in the ambience.
Walk to Issarnuparb Road and a market specialising in Chinese religious products and lots of fresh food. In the evening Yaowaraj Road becomes a sea of street stalls, collectively becoming one enormous food bazaar. The food options range from street stalls to the most excellent Chinese restaurants.
After dinner, you’ll walk to Saphan Phut Night Market, where you’ll find a vast array of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, second-hand collections and antiques on sale. It’s where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shop.
Bangkok Chinatown Tour
Your Chinatown and Night Market tour concludes at the Pak Klong Talad (“talad” meaning market), the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market in Bangkok. You’ll be amazed by the number of flowers, all in different colours and shades and overflowing in the streets. Pak Khlong Talat
Bangkok Chinatown and Night Markets Small-Group Tour including Dinner
Your guide can assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel if needed.
Departure Time: 3:00 pm
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Return Details: Concludes at approximately 8:00 pm
Inclusions: Local guide, entrance fees, dinner and coffee.
Exclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off. Gratuities are optional.
Additional Information: Confirmation received at the time of booking
Minimum age is six years. Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
More Bangkok Chinatown Tours for you
The Hidden Chinatown Private Tour
Come and discover the hidden Thai – Chinese neighbourhood right in the heart of Bangkok. On this private tour, you’ll get to explore Chinatown’s secret community. You’ll also get to meet many of the locals as well as you’ll be tasting delicious food.
All this while you travel back in time to an early 20th century Bangkok. It’s all about enjoying the neighbourhood’s personality and charm. The price of this tour (at no extra cost to you) is USD 60.67. Please see details above.
Private Bangkok Chinatown Tour by Night
Fun Foodie and Hidden Bar Experience
Are you wondering what to do in Bangkok at night? Well, how about a Fun Foodie and Hidden Bars Experience in Chinatown! If you are a hungry foodie fan who wants to get a taste for something completely different, then this could be for you.
Even if you want a taste of the neon atmosphere after sunset, Chinatown is a great place to get all this and a lot more. But for whatever reason, this tour is one of the top picks for a glittering night-time adventure. Price USD 57.47
Why not try a Bangkok Chinatown Cycle Tour
Taking a cycle tour such as the one above is a beautiful opportunity for you to explore the bustling Chinatown area before crossing the Chao Phraya River to see more serene and often less visited temples and sites of Thonburi.
You’ll get to ride along the quiet back roads of this area, stopping at the occasional market as you head to the Princess Mother Memorial Park and Museum. While the memorial park and museum might be small, it is exceptionally well maintained and worth visiting. It’s a 15 kilometre (9-mile) ride that is suitable for any level.
Booking your tour from this page (at no extra cost to you) would not only give me a little pocket money, but you’d be helping me maintain this blog so that I can continue providing you more Thailand travel info.
I’ve got you covered if you’d like to see a few more Chinatown Tours including a Hidden Chinatown Tour as well as a Fun Foodie Tour.