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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Overview

Explore the street stalls of Bangkok’s Chinatown on a walking tour and enjoy tasting street food along the way. Stroll past market stalls, find plenty of bargains, and stop to sip coffee at a century-old cafe. Numbers are limited to 12 for a small-group experience with personalized attention from your guide.
  • Stroll through Bangkok's colorful Chinatown on this vibrant night tour
  • See the worlds largest Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit Temple
  • Step inside a 100-year-old cafe and try the brew
  • Traveling in a small-group, maximum 12 passengers, allowing a unique and intimate experience
  • Experience Bangkok's Chinese heritage, including a visit to the Chinese Heritage Centre
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Local English-speaking guide
Entrance fees as indicated
Snacks
Thai coffee or tea
One Thai draft beer or cocktail or soft-drink at the last stop
Hotel Transfers
Gratuities
Souvenirs

Departure Point

Maha Phruttharam, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

215 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Meet your guide and small group at a central meeting point, then follow on foot through the heart of Chinatown. During your walking tour, visit markets in Yaowarat as your guide details the history of the area once belonging to Chinese traders. Stroll along Song Wat Road and view the temple of Wat Traimit, home to a large seated Buddha and the Chinese Museum.

Reach a 100-year-old coffee shop and relax with a complimentary cup. Then, your guide escorts you to a market specializing in Chinese religious products and through hidden lanes and other markets. Along the way, sample some of the street food Bangkok’s Chinatown is famous for.

Conclude your evening tour at a rooftop bar for sweeping 360-degree views of Bangkok at night. Enjoy a cold beverage while your guide points out important landmarks on the city skyline.

Afterward, your guide can assist you in getting the subway or a taxi back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bangkok Train Station
This walking tour will take you through Bangkok's historic Chinatown, a neighbourhood so rich in sights, sounds, and smells that it could only really be described as an assault on the senses (in a good way!). Taking a stroll through this neighbourhood is one of the best things to do in Bangkok, and with a local to guide you along, you'll never miss a beat. You'll begin this Bangkok Chinatown tour at Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station, it doesn't get any more old-school than this – the station is more than a hundred years old and one of Bangkok's architectural gems. There's plenty of action inside with locals coming and going, but catch it while you can. There are plans to close the station and replace it with a modern terminal in the next few years.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
Our first stop is Wat Traimit, the Golden Buddha Temple - an incredible sight to behold and one of the can't miss things to do in Bangkok. This stunning temple enshrines the world's largest solid gold seated Buddha from the Sukhothai Era, measuring nearly five metres high and weighing five and a half tonnes. Here your guide will let you in on the local secrets and history behind the Buddha, and the legendary tales that surround the original Buddha that sat there.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center
This temple also houses the Yaowarat Chinese Heritage Centre where you'll learn all about the history of the Chinese people in Thailand and the fascinating relationship between these two countries.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Eiah Sae 益生
Next, you'll get into everything you've been waiting for – bring on the food! With your local guide, you'll head to a 100-year old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road, where you'll be treated to a traditional Thai coffee, snack, and the opportunity to sit back and soak up the atmosphere.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chinatown - Bangkok
We'll then head to a market specialising in Chinese religious products and fresh food. At night, this particular area is filled with street stalls and becomes one giant and extremely tasty food bazaar. This will be your opportunity to go wild and try dishes you've never even heard of. But trust us, after this experience you'll never forget them!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Fully rejuvenated, we'll continue on foot to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat – The Dragon Lotus Temple. The biggest and most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok, it's a completely different vibe inside with local residents coming to practice merit-making, receive blessings from the resident monks, or have their fortune told.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sky View 360
With a belly full of Bangkok treats, we'll head to our final stop, a hidden gem of a sky bar with 360-degree panoramic views to rival all others in the city. You'll have a chance to relax and refresh with a cold Thai draft beer or cocktail (soft drinks also available) while taking in the breathtaking scene.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Maximum group size is 12
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour visits religious sites. To respect this and for your own comfort, please wear clothing that covers your shoulders, waist and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot and humid Bangkok climate
  • Please note, if any of the sites in the itinerary happen to be closed due to reasons beyond our control, an alternative site will be visited. With so many street food stalls to choose from, if one we plan to visit is closed, we can find another one that's just as delicious!
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify your guide at the beginning of the tour if you have any dietary requests.
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: This tour helps preserve local cultural heritage by visiting sites of cultural importance including Wat Traimit Temple, Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Centre which is rarely visited by tourists, and Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. Although there is no entrance fee at Wat Mangkon, Urban Adventures makes a small donation per group which goes toward helping maintain the site.
  • You will also visit a 90-year-old coffee shop on this tour, supporting a 4th generation family business who continue to serve traditional Thai teas, coffees, and snacks that they built their heritage on.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Thailand

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lonely Planet Experiences: Chinatown Sightseeing & Street Food Tour at Night?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Chinatown Sightseeing & Street Food Tour at Night.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lonely Planet Experiences: Chinatown Sightseeing & Street Food Tour at Night?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Chinatown Sightseeing & Street Food Tour at Night.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lonely Planet Experiences: Chinatown Sightseeing & Street Food Tour at Night?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Chinatown Sightseeing & Street Food Tour at Night.

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Enthusiastic guide with reasonable...
Richard H
, Feb 2018
Enthusiastic guide with reasonable English and GSOH. Chinatown was very crowded because of the Chinese New Year, but he guided us through the crowds and made sure we all kept up. The boat trip gave us a chance to view Bangkok from the river, which provided new views and a little fresh air. The food was eaten where there were no other Westerners eating, so we got the local version, restaurant version and street food version. We all went away feeling we had eaten enough for a week, but of course the following day I was dining again. This is Bangkok!
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We had a small group of 5 travelers...
LOIS B
, Oct 2017
We had a small group of 5 travelers. Everything was great from the guide to the sights, shopping and the food.
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Great tour, and I was the only...
Melanie L
, Jul 2017
Great tour, and I was the only person! So got a fantastic one on one tour of the busy markets and all the colour and sights. And then a delicious dinner!
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Enjoyable time. The tour guide was very...
azaghloul
, Sep 2016
Enjoyable time. The tour guide was very friendly and helpful. Good fun.
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Tour guide was knowledgable but most...
Olga V
, Dec 2015
Tour guide was knowledgable but most streets were closed because of king's birthday ,so it was mostly food tour . Which is not agency fault at all but that is a reason I give 4 stars
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Good tour. Our guide was wonderful...
Erica F
, Jul 2015
Good tour. Our guide was wonderful and helped us to understand the history and ensured we all had plenty to eat. Pam was an excellent and caring guide
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great experience, the guide was...
Dieter W H
, Apr 2015
great experience, the guide was great, took her time with us, did not feel rushed, like a real friend that walked with you, really nice to be in a small group, we were 5 in the group
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a very good tour with are guide pam...
kevin m
, Mar 2015
a very good tour with are guide pam, around china town trying different foods i must admit i did not try all off the food on offer as we walking around china town pam was telling us the history about china town if you like chinese food you will love this tour , and if you get pam as your guide , you will have a great afternoon
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Our guide "Gof"was really great...
Sean H
, Feb 2015
Our guide "Gof"was really great. Showed us around and let us sample some food and beverages from shops we probably wouldn't have gone into alone. We enjoyed the river cruise and seeing the vibrancy of Bangkok city.
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Absolutely fantastic and the tour...
mazzchan
, Jan 2014
Absolutely fantastic and the tour guide was very helpful. She had wonderful knowledge and could communicate very well. Highly recommended!
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