On this 3km walk from the Flower Market to Chinatown you will discover the diversity of Bangkok’s markets and snacks. As you walk you will pass through 7 distinct market areas selling everything from flowers to fabrics, and from snacks to guns! This is a multicultural area and through this tour you will explore what the markets and snacks reveal about Bangkok life and the local culture.


  • Theme: Afternoon Snacks & Markets Walk

  • Group Type: Join-in Tour / Private Tour

  • Availability: Daily

  • Start Time: 1:30pm

  • Group Size: Max 8 people (for join-in tour)

  • Duration: 3.5 hours

  • Min Age: No minimum

  • Dietary Requirements: Suitable for vegetarians

  • Meeting Point: The Market Experience

  • Walking Distance: Approx 3km


Why Choose This Experience?

This walk is perfect for anyone who wants to spend an afternoon tasting a wide range of snacks and exploring markets. If Chinatown was on your list of places to visit, then this tour will give a unique insight to it. It is not a shopping tour, but a combination of cultural tour and food tour.

Highlights


The concept:

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.

The Plan:

You will meet at The Market Experience, which is our exclusive base tucked away in the Flower Market. Here, we will introduce the tour and provide a welcome snack.

What follows will be a brief walk through the flower market and then continuing to walk through famous market areas like Ban Mo, The Old Siam, Phahurat, Sampaeng, Khlong Thom, Charoen Chai and Talad Mai. As you walk you will see how each area focuses on specific 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.

You will stop for snacks in at least 5 places. Most snack stops are planned but some may be spontaneous.

The tour finishes in the heart of Chinatown and from there the guide will either help you get to your next destination, or if you want to explore the area further you can carry on by yourself to visit the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) or explore street food in Yaowarat.

This is a 3-4 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.

Join in Group:

  • - Price: 1,400THB per adult / 1000THB per child (aged 5-12).
  • - Children under 5 are free of charge

Private Experience:

  • - Price: Private tour upgrade fee of 1,500THB + 1,400THB per adult / 1,000 per child. (aged 5-12)
  • - Children under 5 are free of charge
  • - Private experiences includes pick-up / drop-off

Includes: Guide, food and drinks, insurances

Excludes: Tips, additional items, pick-up / drop-off (included on private tours)

Meeting point: The tour starts at The Market Experience.

  • - For join-in tours you will need to make your own way to The Market Experience, and we suggest you take river ferry to Pak Khlong Talad (Flower Market). Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you on booking.
  • - For private tours pick up will be included

Drop off: 

  • - For join-in tours the guide will advise you on how to get to your next destination.
  • - For private tours we will escort you back to your hotel or next destination (within limited distance)

This is a walking tour: We walk approx. 3km over the space of 3 hours. It can be hot but we will stop to cool down as we go. This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

This is not a shopping tour: It is a tour that explores the local culture through markets. There is very limited time for shopping.

Getting to the meeting point: Please allow plenty of time to get to the meeting point as we can not wait. The meeting point is a tucked away and The Flower Market and we will send full instructions of how to find us upon booking. Remember, Bangkok traffic can be bad and we advise taking public transport where possible.

Food and Dietary Requirements: 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 weather: Bangkok can get very hot and as this is walking tour, please do dress comfortably but respectfully.

If it rains we have more fun: Rainy season can be from May to November. When it does rain it usually only lasts a short time. Our guides will provide ponchos and we will adapt the tour where needed. We do not offer refunds if it rains.

Group Sizes: This tour is limited to a maximum group size of 8 people when run as a join-in tour. For private tours we can do bigger groups. However, we keep the groups small to ensure a better experience in the markets! For 6 people or more we suggest a private tour.

Suitability for children: 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!

Private & Custom Tours: If you have specific requirements or a group of 6 or more we suggest you contact us about a private tour. Private tours include pick-up and drop-off (although often we may use public transport to avoid traffic), and the route may be adapted to your needs.

Advanced booking and payment is required: We cannot guarantee availability until payment has been received. Book now to secure your experience.

Join-In Group
1,400THB per adult
1,000THB per child (aged 5-12).
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