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Bangkok: Discover the Secret of Chinatown with Food Tasting

1. Bangkok: Discover the Secret of Chinatown with Food Tasting

Ever wanted to spontaneously book a tour on the same day you take it? Chinatown will have you discovering the history and significance of the area in just two hours! You can also choose from multiple start times for a time that suits you. Meet up with your friendly TripGuru outside Wat Mangkon station to begin the walking tour. The first stop on the tour is 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 before heading to the inner streets and alleyways of Chinatown. One of the integral facets of Chinatown is its food culture. Wander around the narrow walkways and see vendors selling delicious dishes and snacks such as rolled rice noodle soup, deep-fried dough sticks, fish balls with noodles and fish wontons, and shrimp wontons. Your knowledgeable foodie TripGuru will tell you about the history and stories behind these delicious eats. Feel free to try these scrumptious foods for yourself to wholly experience Chinatown at its best.

Bangkok: The Chinatown Mystery Exploration Game

2. Bangkok: The Chinatown Mystery Exploration Game

Solve challenges and move the story forward while seeing the sights in Bangkok's Chinatown with this city exploration game for your phone. Get exact directions that will guide you to each location. Start the game at Hua Lamphong subway station and move through Chinatown as you unlock each new exciting piece of the story. Explore at your own pace, pause the game and resume anytime from the same place. Finish your adventure at the Wedding store. Download the app to your phone so you can play without mobile data. Go on an adventure by yourself, or with a group while learning about Bangkok's fascinating Chinatown neighborhood.

Bangkok: Chinatown and Wat Traimit Self-Guided Walking Tour

3. Bangkok: Chinatown and Wat Traimit Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour will begin at Wat Traimit itself: the Temple of the Golden Buddha. In the courtyard, you’ll get a good look at the impressive structure while your audio companion explains the significance of the ancient temple. Then you’ll proceed inside, where you’ll get an up-close look at the famous statue from which this temple gets its name. The enormous 11,000 lb Golden Buddha is hard to miss! Here, you’ll hear the dramatic history behind this Buddha, including how it was almost lost to the sands of time! When ready, you’ll continue next to the impressive Chinatown Gate, which mimics the ancient, towering gates one might find in Chinese city centers. As you pass through it, the tour narrator will fill you in on why Bangkok’s Chinatown is so important… and so big. Make sure you bring an appetite for the next part of the tour! You’ll be strolling down Yaowarat Road, a premier destination for authentic and delicious street food. As you walk, you’ll hear recommendations for some of the best places to stop, including the first-ever Michelin-starred street food stall! As you continue toward Sampeng Lane, you’ll also learn why Buddhism is so important to Thailand and how it spread there in the first place. Finally, you’ll arrive at Sampeng Lane, a shopping destination like no other. If you’re looking for a souvenir to remind you of your trip, this sprawling market is the best place to be. Your tour concludes here.

Bangkok: 3 Guided City Walking Tours

4. Bangkok: 3 Guided City Walking Tours

On our guided walking tours through Bangkok, you’ll explore the city through every era, being entranced by its vivid colours and powerful scents. Find out all about the city’s illustrious cultural, political, and religious landmarks, as well as its cool neighbourhoods and lesser-known gems. If you don't have time to join our tours on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. Enjoy our delightful walking tours around this dazzling city. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Bangkok and its incredible history with curated self-guided tours through the main quarters! 'Historic Siam' includes: Wat Ratchapradit Pi Kun Bridge Mahakan fortress Rommaninat Park Tanao Road Wat ratchabophit Bangkok City Hall 'Bangkok Cultural Gems' includes: Wat Ratchaburana Drum Tower Wat Pho Phahurat market Sampheng area Museum of Siam Mon bridge 'Chinatown by Night' Tang Toh Kang Golden Shop Wat Mangkon Kamalawat Nana Plaza Jek Pui curry rice Charoen Krung Rd Our 7 self guided route's main sights: Wat Pathum Wanaram Erawan Shrine Talat Phlu Siam Square Wat Chana Songkhram Ratchaworamahawihan Phra Sumen Fort Chiao Eng Biao Shrine Siam Commercial bank Wat Hong Rattanaram Guan Yu shrine Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan Wat Khun Chan ...and many more!

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What people are saying about Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Wow!! I was the only one on my time slot…And I was so lucky to get JIN as my tour guide! She was absolutely amazing, very knowledgeable, funny, answered all my questions…She talked with the locals while we walked and that really makes you feel more connected to the tour. She kept asking questions which always keeps you interested. At the beginning of the tour, she tailored it based on my interest (food/sightseeing/history etc.) This was by far the best 2 hours I’ve had in Bangkok. Highly recommend this one..

A firework of impressions! Street musicians, horns and engine noises of cars, scooters and tuktuks, whistles of the police officers, smells of fresh and roasted or grilled fish and meat, smell from the sewage system and the many, many people hurrying on, queuing or sitting quietly on their stools To enjoy food. It's delicious!! The atmosphere is special!! Give yourself enough time for this.

An excellent tour of it is your first time in Bangkok Chinatown. The guide I had Jintara was friendly and knowledgeable and knew where to bring me for certain food items.

Jin our guide was very helpful and made a point of asking us what our expectations were so that everything we wanted from the tour was covered

Great guide and chinatown and it’s temples make a difference from the typical attractions.