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Chef-Designed Bangkok Food Tour For 8 Exclusive Guests

1. Chef-Designed Bangkok Food Tour For 8 Exclusive Guests

This four-hour journey weaves through the backstreets and alleys of Old Bangkok to small street vendors and eateries that have been serving hungry locals for years. This tour has been carefully curated by a Bangkok chef, who grew up in the district and visits many of the spots his father took him to decades ago. Thousands of guests have discovered the real food of Bangkok in places they’d simply never find alone on this tour. It's not just about the food though. It’s about Bangkok eating culture, its history, and, most importantly, the people behind the food, who have dedicated their lives to cooking on the street. There’s no doubt about it – you’ll most certainly eat well on this small-group tour that’s limited to just eight guests. Some highlights of this 16+ taster menu include working chopsticks over crispy chive dumplings with nam jim jaew sauce, mopping up rich satay sauce with charcoal-grilled coconut chicken skewers and slurping up workers’ noodles in slow-cooked pork broth.

Bangkok: Chinatown & Wat Mangkon Kamalawat Walking Tour

2. Bangkok: Chinatown & Wat Mangkon Kamalawat Walking Tour

Ever wanted to spontaneously book a tour on the same day you take it? This short walking tour around Bangkok will have you visiting some of the city’s most famous landmarks in just two hours! You can also choose from multiple start times for a time that suits you. Explore the following beautiful sights with your friendly Trip Guru: Chinatown: Dive into the side streets of Chinatown and see Bangkok through a different lens. Snap photos of small pagodas, pass by food vendors selling mouthwatering, authentic dishes, and browse through kiosks and stalls with many a trinket and ware perfect for souvenirs. Chinese Temple: After walking through the streets of Chinatown, you’ll end up in Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (Wat Leng Noei Yi). This temple is the largest and most important Chinese temple in the city and was built in the classic Chinese architectural style. Marvel at the stately structure and opt to make an offering in the temple.

Bangkok: 4-Hour Chinatown Guided Tour

3. Bangkok: 4-Hour Chinatown Guided Tour

Enjoy a complete walking tour of the best sights, smells and tastes of Bangkok's Chinatown, a food haven and relatively undiscovered part of the city. Start your tour and head out on your journey of discovery of market stalls, street-side restaurants and gold shops. Visit Wat Mang Korn, the most important Chinese-Buddhist temple in Bangkok, and the old house at the Charoen Chai Community, where you will learn the story of the Thai-Chinese residents of the area. Continue to China Gate and Talad Noi, where you can admire panoramic views of the Chao Praya River. Next, make your way to admire the Talad Noi wall art. Get a snap next to the colorful murals and have a chat with the locals before heading to a viewpoint of the Chao Phraya River and Holy Rosary Church.

Private Bangkok: Chinatown Sightseeing and Street Food Tour

4. Private Bangkok: Chinatown Sightseeing and Street Food Tour

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. 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. 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. 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. 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! 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 local beer (soft drinks also available) while taking in the breathtaking scene. Your guide will point out Bangkok's significant sights, from the modern malls and skyscrapers, to the historic highlights such as The Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and the Golden Mount. The tour will finish here where you're free to stay for more drinks and food or continue exploring. Your local guide will also be happy to assist you in finding your way back to your accommodation. This Bangkok Chinatown Sights and Bites tour is not only an opportunity to sample all the delicious delights that Chinatown has to offer, although we must admit that is a serious pro! It's all that food, plus history, culture, and local life. We couldn't pack any more into this tour if we tried!

Bangkok Chinatown 3.5-Hour Night Food Tour

5. Bangkok Chinatown 3.5-Hour Night Food Tour

Discover the sophisticated flavors of Bangkok's 200-year-old Chinatown district, filled with rich ethnic tradition and delicious food. During the 3.5-hour tour you will walk to explore and taste local cuisines from 7 famous eateries, varying from street food vendors to renowned fine dining restaurants. Get a taste of the area's excellent Dim Sum, or some of the local vendors' Old Chinese Herbal Drink. Try the traditional Salapoa (Chinese Bun) or Guay Jab (a rolled noodle in a peppery soup). Between each tasting location, you will be given a closer look at this unique neighborhood. Meet the food bazaar's lively characters, hear its memorable stories, and visit religious and cultural landmarks as you explore the district. Then it's back to tasting more of the delicious food on offer, including lychee ice cream, Thai tropical fruit drinks, or even a black sesame dumpling in ginger tea.

Unseen Bangkok Electrifying E-Scooter Guided Tour

6. Unseen Bangkok Electrifying E-Scooter Guided Tour

This fascinating electrifying e-scooter guided Bangkok culture small group tour starts with a journey through a wonderfully rich Muslim community to the Old Customs House, right on the river. This was the first stop for ancient travellers entering Bangkok and the perfect place to start your journey. From there you’ll weave through the maze of woven streets that make up Bangkok’s vibrant and bustling Chinatown. Following your well-informed guide through the diverse cultures that make up this lively part of the city, you’ll discover all it has to offer. After taking in the culture from Chinatown, its time to move on toward the river to get some cool air and absorb the smell and sights of the Flower & Vegetable markets. Not far from here you will cross the mighty mother of all rivers, the Chao Phraya River, by ferry to dock on one of the most beautiful temples Bangkok has. Continue your journey by exploring the Historic Thonburi side of the river, stopping at the incredible Princess Mother Memorial Park, with many flower gardens and exhibitions for you to leisurely enjoy. After which, you’ll also enjoy visits to Wat Prayoon, Wat Kalayanamitr and Wat Arun temples. These are all classic examples of beautiful Thai temples and culture that can’t fail to please. After you’ve taken in all the culture you can it’s a short trip back to the starting point to unwind and discuss the day’s journey with your tour group, and plenty of free soft drinks, or maybe even purchase a refreshing beer or two. With a maximum of 6 people per group and a relaxed style, you’ll always have time to ask the guides questions about the things you see. The route is quite easy and suitable for people of all ages with plenty of refreshment stops.

Bangkok: E-Scooter, Local Sights, and Street Food Tour

7. Bangkok: E-Scooter, Local Sights, and Street Food Tour

Receive a short demonstration on how to operate your electric scooter before starting the tour. Get a brief introduction to Bangkok and it's food culture as you ride to the first stop. First stop on the tour is a local Thai market, where you will try some local Thai fruits and get to see how local Thai people buy their food. From here explore the narrow alleyways of the Thonburi side of Bangkok before you cross over the Chao Phraya River via the memorial bridge to Chinatown. In Chinatown try some of the most famous street food in the city. Learn about the history of the Chinese community and how they influenced Thai food and culture. After this hop back on the scooter and ride around the back streets of Chinatown, before crossing over the river again, this time by local ferry.  Next up is the Tha Din Daeng Market. Sample some traditional Thai foods, before stopping at a local park. Discover Wat Prayoon, and feed the friendly turtles who live nearby. Finally, visit the area which is home to the Kudeejeen community where you'll try muffins from a local factory and learn how the Portuguese colonizers influenced Thai food.

Bangkok: Wat Arun and Wat Pho Historical Evening Tour

8. Bangkok: Wat Arun and Wat Pho Historical Evening Tour

With an action-packed itinerary in store, the tour will start with swinging by a few of Bangkok’s most-loved attractions. These include the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha because of the enormous statue inside. Stroll around the old city of Bangkok. The only place to rival it is your first stop, Wat Pho. This ancient temple is home to over 1,000 Buddha statues, one of which measures more than 150 feet in length. Next, see the sights along the Chao Phraya River on a traditional riverboat. Your guide will then lead you to an authentic Thai market where you can tuck in for a tasty local dinner. After eating, explore bejeweled Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Stroll the banks of the river and check out Kuan An Keng Shrine, the Portuguese Santa Cruz Church, and Wat Prayurawongsawas, three monuments of religious importance to the locals. For the final treat of the tour, cross the river by bridge to reach Pak Klong Talad, the city’s largest flower market, overflowing with garlands, bouquets, pot plants, and fresh fruit. The tour will end after taking a tuk-tuk ride to Chinatown. The largest Chinese community outside of China is responsible for some seriously tasty fusion dishes; you can sample some fare after this evening tour.

Bangkok: Chinatown Back Roads Walking Tour

9. Bangkok: Chinatown Back Roads Walking Tour

Discover one of the oldest and lesser-known open markets in Bangkok, Chinatown Sampeng Market, on this guided walking tour. A busy and quintessential street market, this is a place full of street vendors and visitors, as well as locals. This Chinatown walking tour takes you off the main streets, down the alleys, and into areas where you will find some unique Chinatown sights. Explore the sights at a relaxed leisurely place and enjoy stops for snacks and to visit an old community and temple.

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What people are saying about Chinatown, Bangkok

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 90 reviews

An amazing experience with lots of knowledge. We had a great tour guide that provided tons of information about Thailand and the Chinese community along with expert knowledge on all the great food we ate. Be warned, this tour has LOTS of food along the journey, so make sure to go on an empty stomach. But every single thing was delicious, so try it all! It might look unique or much different than what you're used to, but every single thing included on this tour was amazing. There was nothing any of us regretted eating. Enjoy it all!

If you would like to see the authentic Thai people and their everyday life, this is the tour to go. As a single lady, I wouldn't have dared to go to the back streets, where the real Thai culture lies. I'm glad that i chose this tour. See it for yourself, slow down the pace if possible to talk to the shop owners and cooks if possible. And take some photos. Unforgettable and highly recommended. Gentle reminder, join with an empty and eager stomach and an open mind.

The tour with Jobe was very varied and interesting. Jobe took his time, explained everything and tried to answer all questions in detail. An absolute highlight was a hidden café in China Town. The tour poses an absolute risk of repetition !! Thank you again !!!

Great food choice! The guide is also super friendly. Note to future participants, make sure you come with an empty stomach! None of us on the tour was hungry so we could only take small bites of each delicacy, that's a pity :D

Tom (our tour guide) was amazing. Super knowledgeable, entertaining, and generally just fun to talk to. The food was also to die for.