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 ESSENTIAL CHINA TOWN WALKS, afternoon walking tour

Yaowarat or China Town is well-known as the best foodies street in Bangkok by night. Why not discover differentiation way by day and see how Thai and Chinese related.

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 walk along the Song Wad Street where loaded of whole sell products/goods, then go through ‘Sampeng market’, the first wholesale market in Bangkok.

Continue walk cross Yao Wa Rat Street where it seems like the jewelry trade center. You will see the endless row of gold, jewelry 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 CHAO hostel Bangkok by TUKTUK.

 Activities and Experiences:

  • Tuk Tuk Experience

Experience your short ride of TUK TUK thru China Town of Bangkok, let all your senses enjoy!  

  • 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 neighborhood. 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 specialties sold in the vending carts.

 Be Responsible:

This program will support the Charoen Chai Conservation and Rehabilitation group to preserve their nearly century-old residence and the culture inherited.

 Price: Private Tour

  • 2 persons: 1,430THB per person

  • 3 persons: 1,210THB per person

  • 4 persons: 1,020THB per person

  • 5 persons: 970THB per person

  • 6 persons: 880THB per person

Rates are quoted in THB per person

 Inclusion:

  • English Speaking Guide

  • Drinking water and snacks

  • TUK TUK Fee

  • Entrance fee and activity as mentioned

  • Travel Insurance

 Exclusion:

  • Any meals, transfers or tours that are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Round trip transportation from your hostel/ hotel to the meeting point

 Meeting Details:

    • Meeting point: CHAO hostel8th floor of Siam@Siam Hotel. The most convenient to get here by Skytrain BTS National Stadium station. (Google Map Link)

    • Meeting Time: 13.00 PM

 
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