- Discover the old and new Bangkok, stop for a coffee at a 100 year-old cafe and enjoy grilled seafood from the market street stalls on this Chinatown and Night Market small group tour.
From hundreds of street stalls to the finest of Chinese restaurants there's plenty to tempt your taste buds. Stroll past market stalls filled with colorful flowers and plenty of bargains. Feel the vibe and watch Chinatown come alive at night.
Make your way to the lobby of the Viengtai Hotel, Rambutri Road, Banglamphu (runs parallel to Khao San Road) to meet your guide. You'll travel together by taxi or minivan to the starting point of this exciting tour.
Your guided evening tour begins along Ratchawong Pier on the Chao Praya River. Step back in time to the old markets in Yaowarat, located in the heart of the vibrant Chinatown district. The original Chinese citizens were traders living in the village of Bangkok before it became the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. The land that now occupies the Grand Palace belonged to the traders.
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. You'll stop at a 100 year-old coffee ship on Pha Sai Road. Relax and enjoy coffee and a snack while you take in the atmosphere.
Walk to Issarnuparb Road and a market specializing in Chinese religious products, fresh food including seafood. In the evening Yaowaraj Road becomes a sea of street stalls, collectively becoming one large food bazaar. The food options range from street stalls to the finest Chinese restaurants. You'll enjoy some delicious charcoal grilled seafood from one of these street stalls.
After dinner you'll walk to Saphan Put Night Market, where you'll find a vast array of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, second hand collections and antiques on sale. You'll have plenty of opportunity to shop!
Your Chinatown and Night Market tour concludes at Pakklong Talad ("talad" meaning market), the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market in Bangkok.
Your guide can assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel if needed.
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