A walking tour through Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown.
After assembling at the Viengtai Hotel head for Ratchawong Pier, the Chao Phraya River gateway to Bangkok's Chinatown. In 1782, the founder of the reigning Chakri dynasty moved the Siamese capital to Bangkok, displacing the resident Chinese merchants with the construction of the Grand Palace, who moved south to the present location. Walk along Songwat Road, lined with old commercial premises still in use, to the leather trading district of Yaowaphanit Road. Take a break at a typical 100 year old coffee shop for a drink and snack before continuing to Issaranuparb Road through the market specialising in religious goods. Yaowaraj Road in the heart of Chinatown is one big bazaar, and a street dinner of barbecued seafood is enjoyed before visiting the Saphan Phut Night Market for a spot of browsing. The last stop is the Pak Klong Talad Flower Market, decked out in blooms during the evening.
English speaking guide, snack and barbecued seafood dinner.
Please contact the supplier to confirm arrangements 24 hours prior to the departure on 081-8423554 between 09:00 - 17:30. Departure point is the lobby of the Viengtai Hotel. Please note that as the tour includes visits of temples it is necessary to be appropriately dressed - in this instance meaning that shoulders should not be exposed, and legs should be covered to below the knees. At the end of the tour you are free to explore further by yourself or the guide can arrange onward transport for you. From 01 January 2013 this tour will also include a visit to Wat Traimitr Golden Buddha and the Chinese Museum.
Additional Information :
Not suitable for children under the age of 6.