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Bangkok by Night Tuk Tuk Tour: Markets, Temples & Food

1. Bangkok by Night Tuk Tuk Tour: Markets, Temples & Food

Discover the beauty of Bangkok by night, and visit sites that most tourists only see during the daytime. On this 4-hour evening tour by tuk tuk you’ll take in some of Bangkok's most famous temples, including Wat Pho. Take a walk through local Bangkok night markets, such as the 24-hour flower market that comes to life as the night goes on. You may even be surprised with stops at places you’ve never heard of! While the temple buildings may be closed at night the grounds are often beautifully lit up at night and you will walk around two temples including the famous Wat Pho. You’ll also stop to sample some of the best food in the city, whether that be random snacks in a market, some of the city’s best noodles, or a mystery dessert stop. You certainly won’t go hungry, so there’s no need to eat beforehand! Vegetarian food options are available throughout the tour. During most of the tour you’ll get around by tuk tuk, and traveling at night should mean a lot less traffic and cooler temperatures than during the day.

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Bangkok: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

2. Bangkok: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Get off the beaten tourist tracks and follow a well-planned route to savor typical Isan food from north-east Thailand, the best Pad Thai in town, scrumptious chicken fried noodle and much more. See the landmarks of the Old Town along the way as you pass temples and flower markets without the tourist crowds. Explore and wander around the peaceful Wat Pho, which is also known as Temple of the Reclining Buddha, at night. Enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the Chao Phraya River with Wat Arun on the other side of town. The experience will be ended just before midnight and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangkok downtown by a tuk-tuk driver.  

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Bangkok: 4-Hour Night Bike Tour with Wat Arun & Wat Pho

3. Bangkok: 4-Hour Night Bike Tour with Wat Arun & Wat Pho

Get off the beaten track and explore Bangkok on 2 wheels on this 4-hour night bike tour. Departing after sunset, you will ride down quiet back roads and small lanes to visit 2 ancient temples. Discover how beautiful the historic center of Bangkok is at night, when its many temples are spectacularly illuminated, the temperatures are cooler and the places you visit are much quieter. After meeting your guide at the local partner's shop, you will get a quick briefing and bike fitting, with all necessary equipment provided. Wind your way down small lanes, past ancient temples and canals, to experience the heart and soul of Bangkok. You will pass Tammasat University and catch a local ferry across the Chao Phraya River to ride along the quiet back roads that lead to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Enjoy the quiet ambiance of the temple before riding along a riverside track, passing more temples and churches. Cross back over the Choa Phraya River by bridge and stop at the famous flower market, which is at its busiest at night. Sample some of the local delights from the many street stalls and soak up the vivid colors of the flowers. Continue to Wat Pho, and view the 4 burial stupas of the first 4 kings of the Bangkok kingdom. You will then cycle back to the start point, past the Grand Palace and Sanam Luang, which comes to life in the evening with a daily market all laid out on simple mats.

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Bangkok: E-Scooter Night Tour with Local Street Food

4. Bangkok: E-Scooter Night Tour with Local Street Food

The tour starts the convenient meeting point where you'll be given a short training session on how to ride the electric scooter. After the instructions, you’ll have a test run to get comfortable on the e-scooter then start the tour. First, you’ll get a brief history of Bangkok as you ride to the first stop. Now that you’re confident on the scooter you’ll tour through a few lesser-known areas to see Bangkok like a local, including a beautiful temple. Next up stop at Wat Arun and take photos of it shimmering in the night light, then cross the Chao Phraya River on a local ferry.   Once on the other side of the river, ride to Wat Pho, the largest temple in Bangkok famous for its huge reclining Buddha statue. Next, see the royal Grand Palace at night. Although it is closed at this time, it's still a magnificent sight to behold.   The next stop will be for a street food dinner where you'll get to eat like a local at a popular stall before moving on to the 24-hour flower market, Pak Khlong Talat. Delight in the colorful, fragrant, and exotic fresh flowers in the market, and see everything from common roses to bright orchids, lilies, and more.   Finally, visit Wat Prayoon with its huge white stupa lit up at night. After a ride along the riverside and winding back streets, you’ll arrive once again at the starting point of the tour.

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Bangkok: Night Bike Ride and Dinner at a Local Restaurant

5. Bangkok: Night Bike Ride and Dinner at a Local Restaurant

Discover Bangkok at night on a guided small group cycling tour for a maximum of 6 people. Explore alleyways like a local with an experienced guide, see famous landmarks lit up at night, and savor an authentic Thai meal for dinner. Begin your experience at the meeting point on the Thonburi side of Bangkok at 6 PM. Receive your bike, helmet, and light for your safety, as well as fluorescent clothing, if you wish. Take a short ride through winding alleys to a local Thai family's restaurant and enjoy a tasty meal there. After dinner, cycle through a few lesser-known areas to see Bangkok like a local. Stop at Wat Arun and take photos of it shimmering in the night lights, then cross the Chao Phraya River on a local ferry. Once on the other side of the river, ride to Wat Pho, the largest temple in Bangkok famous for its huge reclining Buddha statue. Next, cycle around the Royal Grand Palace and on to the 24-hour flower market, Pak Khlong Talat. Delight in the colorful, fragrant, and exotic fresh flowers in the market, and see everything from common roses to bright orchids, lilies, and more. Then, head toward Chinatown and cycle among the bright neon lights and market alleys. Savor the sights, sounds, and smells of Chinatown and its street food vendors. Finally, cross the river again on a ferry and ride like a local through some of the winding back streets. The tour concludes at your original departure point.

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Bangkok: Historical Temples Tour & Rooftop Bar at Sunset

6. Bangkok: Historical Temples Tour & Rooftop Bar at Sunset

The best time to see old Bangkok is in the evening, when the city cools down and there are fewer crowds of tourists wandering around. Your first stop is the Pak Klong Talad Flower Market, the biggest wholesale and retail-fresh flower market in Bangkok. Then, continue to Wat Kalaya which was constructed in1825 by a wealthy Thai-Chinese family. At this place, discover the beautiful seated Buddha enshrined inside the main chapel, which shows the mixed cultures of Thai and foreign influences in architecture and art. Continue your way to Wat Arun, known as the temple of dawn. Walk up to the top to savor the view of the mighty Chao Phraya river and learn the history of these top sightseeing spots of Bangkok. Last but not least, stop at the bar to enjoy a view of Bangkok and Wat Arun from the other side of the river bank against the sunset.

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Bangkok Chinatown Food Tour

7. Lonely Planet Experiences: Bangkok Chinatown Food Tour

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. This is a small-grouped tour of no more than 12 people, and led by an expert guide. This Bangkok tour of will take you through Bangkok’s iconic Chinatown, a neighborhood 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 neighborhood is one of the best things to do in Bangkok, and with a local to guide you along, you’ll never miss a beat. Begin this tour at Ratchawong Pier, where you’ll step back in to the old markets in Yaowarat, right in the heart of Chinatown. It doesn’t get any more old-school Bangkok than this – these Chinese locals were traders living in the villages of Bangkok before it became the capital. Your local guide will tell you all about the history of this area, and why it’s such an important part of Chinatown. From the pier, your Bangkok tour will continue to Song Wat Road, which is bordered by old business buildings and warehouses that are still operating today, and also head towards the plastic and leather products quarter on Yaowa Phanit Road. This part of the tour is a journey through the bustling businesses of Chinatown, where you’ll be able to see the locals go about their daily duties and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. From industry to ancient history, the next stop on your tour will lead you to Wat Traimit Temple, an incredible sight to behold and one of the things in Bangkok you can't miss. This stunning temple enshrines the world’s largest solid gold seated Buddha from the Sukhothai Era, measuring nearly five meters 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 Chinese Museum, where you’ll learn all about the history of the Chinese people in Thailand and the fascinating relationship between these two countries. Next, get into everything you’ve been waiting for – bring on the food! With your local guide, head to a 100-year old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road, where you’ll be treated to a coffee, snack, and the opportunity to sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Fully rejuvenated, head to a market specializing in Chinese religious products and fresh food. At night, this area is filled with street stalls and becomes one giant and extremely tasty food bazaar. Pick and choose from street grills or the finest Chinese restaurants; this will be your opportunity to go wild and try all those dishes you’ve never even heard of, but after this experience you’ll never forget them! With a belly full of Bangkok treats, continue on this Bangkok food tour towards Talat Pak Khlong, the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market in Bangkok, an area rich in color and vitality, and the perfect spot to take some bright Bangkok photos. The tour will finish in this area, which you're free to continue exploring, or your local guide will be happy to assist you in finding a taxi for you back to your accommodation. This tour is not only an opportunity to sample all the yummy delights that Chinatown has to offer, although it is a serious pro! It’s all that food, plus history, culture, and local life. You couldn’t pack any more into this tour if you tried!

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Bangkok at Sunset 5-Hour Bike Tour

8. Bangkok at Sunset 5-Hour Bike Tour

Discover Bangkok after dark on a 5-hour evening bike ride of the city’s Thonburi district. Meet your guide at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel at 17:30. Then, pedal off to experience the “City of Angels” at night. Cross the Chao Phraya River (“River of Kings”) to Thonburi, one of Bangkok’s oldest settled areas. Walk through Klongsan Market, where young Thai’s shop for inexpensive fashion. Cycle to a Chinese pagoda on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Admire its delicate, etched windows of birds and other animals. Continue through a quiet neighborhood to a food market. Explore its many stalls, learning about typical ingredients and dishes, and how they are prepared. Enjoy a starter snack before you cycle along the riverside to Wat Arun (“Temple of Dawn”). Enjoy its magical illuminations against the night sky. Next, stop for dinner at a typical Thai restaurant. Climb back on your bike to cycle past Wat Rakhang Khositaram. Then, take the ferry back to Bangkok city center. Ride through the vast public square of Sanam Luang, and see the Grand Palace. Continue to Wat Pho (“Temple of the Reclining Buddha”) to take a stroll around the temple compound in the quiet of the evening. End at the 24-hour flower market of Pak Klong Talad to see a kaleidoscope of bright colors as vendors take delivery of fresh flowers from every corner of Thailand.

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Bangkok: Wat Arun and Wat Pho Historical Evening Tour

9. 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.

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What people are saying about Pak Khlong Talat

Amazing way to explore Bangkok. The guides took us through traffic and small alleys and showed us many places. We got history from Bangkok and Thailand to the normal Thai. We felt safe biking in and out of traffic. Could have wished for better English, but they tried their best and explained as good as they could and we hope we understood the meaning of what they where saying on to us. All in all this was weighed up by their helpfulness and humour. We can strongly recommend this activity.

The tour was great fun. We saw a lot of Bangkok. The bikes were very good too. Our guide is very personable, spoke good English and explained a lot to us on the way. The food in a local restaurant was delicious and the owners super friendly. The guide always paid attention to us. We felt very safe on the tour. All in all a very successful tour that we can definitely recommend.

Our guide chutima was a fantastic one! She took us two some awesome street kitchens, we never had to wait long for our table and the rooftop bar, with a perfect view on wat Arun and the grand palace was amazing!!! The tuktuk rides and especially the drivers were so much fun!! Thank you for a fantastic & joyful night!!

We were only 4 guests, Jib took great care of us and answered all questions. Driving the tuk tuk was fun. We felt well looked after at all times, greetings from Michael and Sabine

Sugar is wonderful!! also, very careful on the road