ESSENTIAL CHINA TOWN WALKS, afternoon walking tour
You will be meet your guide at subway MRT Hua Lam Phong station, exit number 1 on the street side. The local guide will you lead to visit lively Chinatown Bangkok by TUKTUK. Set off on foot to explore this historic area’s shops, temples and markets. Start walk along the Song Wad Street where loaded of whole sell products/goods, then go through ‘Sampeng market’, the first wholesale market in Bangkok.
(If the time permitted, continuing to visit the Tang Toh Kang gold shop and museum, to learn the know-how of gold-smith in Chinatown.)
Continue walk cross Yao Wa Rat Street where it seems like jewellery trade centre. You will see the endless row of gold, jewellery and accessory stores. Then we will walk through the small alley as the Chinese herbs market. And why not? you may try some authentic herbal drink.
Then across the first street of Bangkok, Charoen Krung Street to visit Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, the most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. There is the load of the story of beliefs and faithfulness for both of Thai-Chinese people. Then we walk down a narrow alley off Bangkok’s oldest street to discover how the vibe Chinese community. 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 subway MRT Hua Lam Phong station by TUKTUK.
Activities and Experiences:
- Vibe of Chinatown
Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss.
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
The temple is built in a classic Chinese architectural style, with typical sweeping tiled roofs decorated with animal and floral motifs, including the ubiquitous Chinese dragons.
- Charoen Chai Community.
Charoen Chai, a community hidden in small soi off Charoen Krung Road, is an old-time "department store" where people came for traditional materials in their own neighbourhood. Known as a major wholesale/retail joss paper market, Charoen Chai is the place where ethnic Chinese shop for paper lanterns, red table mats embroidered with golden dragons, not to mention daily specialities sold in the vending carts.
Price: 1,300THB per person
Join Tour (Small Group)
Minimum 2 persons
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