Snacks, Markets and More

Explore the markets around Bangkok's Chinatown

  • Explore the markets of Chinatown
  • Tast interesting snacks as we explore
  • Explore silk at the old Siam

Summary

On this ultimate walking tour around Chinatown we will explore the diversity of Bangkok and Thai culture through a range of local markets and snacks

The highlights of this tour are:

  • Explore the diverse range of markets around Bangkok’s Chinatown
  • Learn about Thai culture through markets
  • Taste a range of diverse snacks as you explore

Price: Only available as private tour: Price on Demand

Duration: The tour starts 1:30pm at Yodpiman River Walk (near the Flower Market) and will last approximately 4-4.5 hours

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Description

Two of the things that Bangkok is most famous for are markets and food, and the area between the Flower Market and Chinatown has probably the greatest diversity of both. This isn’t a shopping tour and it isn’t a full food tour. It’s a walking tour where we explore Thai culture through markets and snacks! As we walk we will pass through several market areas selling a diverse range of items.

Markets are a vital part of Thai society and through this tour we will explore local shopping habits, eating habits and even dig a little to learn more about the local economy. The walk passes through the heart of both the Chinese and Indian communities in Bangkok, allowing us to explore the cultural diversity of the city.

Starting with a brief walk through the flower market we will continue to walk through places famous market areas like Ban Mo, The Old Siam, Phahurat, Sampaeng, Khlong Thom, Charoen Chai and Talad Mai. As we walk we will see each area focusing on items ranging from fabrics, electronics, DVDs, guns, wedding accessories, fashion accessories, funeral accessories and food! Actually, everywhere sells food and we will stop for a diverse range of snacks along the way.

This is full 4-5 hour walking tour and while it does pass through markets it is not intended to be a shopping tour. The total walk is about 3km so not too strenuous. However, it is hot in Bangkok so be prepared! We will have lots of breaks along the way.

We will snack as we go (so don’t eat too much beforehand) and we reckon you will be full at the end. However, the tour will finish in Yaowarat Road in Chinatown, just as all the evening street food vendors are setting up, so if you are still hungry there will be plenty more to explore on your own after the tour.

Details

Included

Guide, Snacks (lots of snacks) and soft drinks, insurances

Excluded

Tips, pick up / drop off, alcoholic drinks.

Essentials
  • This is not a shopping tour. It is a tour that explores the local culture through markets.
  • This tour is limited to a maximum group size of 6 people when run as a join-in tour. We keep the groups small to ensure a better experience in the markets!
  • We stop for snacks as we go so do not eat too much beforehand. We do not serve full dishes but a wide range of diverse snacks (both sweet and savory). We can adapt for vegetarians. Please advise us if you have specific dietary requirements.
  • The tour starts at Yodpiman River Walk. For join-in tours you will need to make your own way there and we suggest you take River ferry. Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you on booking.
  • The final stop on the tour is in Chinatown and from there we will help ensure you get home safely.
  • Points of historical interest along the route include: Ban Mo, The Old Siam, Phahurat, Sampaeng, Khlong Thom, Charoen Chai, Talad Mai and Wat Mongkol
  • This is a walking tour (approx. 3km) so be prepared to walk. It can be hot but we will stop to cool down as we go.
  • We do allow children but as this is a walking tour we do expect parents to make the judgement as to whether it is suitable for children. We do pass through busy market areas so it make it is very challenging with child buggies!

The meeting point is at Saphan Taksin BTS (Skytrain) Station (see map below)

Included

Guide, Snacks (lots of snacks) and soft drinks, insurances

Excluded

Tips, pick up / drop off, alcoholic drinks.

Essentials

  • This is not a shopping tour. It is a tour that explores the local culture through markets.
  • This tour is limited to a maximum group size of 6 people when run as a join-in tour. We keep the groups small to ensure a better experience in the markets!
  • We stop for snacks as we go so do not eat too much beforehand. We do not serve full dishes but a wide range of diverse snacks (both sweet and savory). We can adapt for vegetarians. Please advise us if you have specific dietary requirements.
  • The tour starts at Yodpiman River Walk. For join-in tours you will need to make your own way there and we suggest you take River ferry. Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you on booking.
  • The final stop on the tour is in Chinatown and from there we will help ensure you get home safely.
  • Points of historical interest along the route include: Ban Mo, The Old Siam, Phahurat, Sampaeng, Khlong Thom, Charoen Chai, Talad Mai and Wat Mongkol
  • This is a walking tour (approx. 3km) so be prepared to walk. It can be hot but we will stop to cool down as we go.
  • We do allow children but as this is a walking tour we do expect parents to make the judgement as to whether it is suitable for children. We do pass through busy market areas so it make it is very challenging with child buggies!

The meeting point is at Saphan Taksin BTS (Skytrain) Station (see map below)