Explore the culinary landscape of Bangkok’s famed Chinatown on this fascinating walking tour. Enjoy regional specialties, shop eclectic markets, and see the world’s largest solid-gold Buddha while your expert guide provides insider commentary on the district's past.
Meet your guide and head to historic Yaowarat Road—right in the heart of Chinatown. The original Chinese traders settled here long before Bangkok became the nation's capital. Continue along Song Wat Road, lined with bustling businesses to see the locals go about their day.
Next, arrive at Wat Traimit Temple, and admire the world’s largest golden sitting Buddha. At 16 feet (5 m) tall and weighing 5.5 tons, this solid-gold statue is truly a wonder to behold. Before you leave, stop in to the on-site museum to learn about the relationship between China and Thailand over the centuries.
To refuel, grab a cup of coffee and snack at a 100-year-old cafe on Phat Sai Road before you head to the aromatic streets of a popular nighttime food bazaar. Pick and choose from street grills to sit-down restaurants and get a delicious taste—from the familiar to the unusual—of what Chinatown has to offer.
After dinner, stroll through the Saphan Phut night market and the Talat Pak Khlong fruit and vegetable market, perusing merchant stands for souvenirs and colorful backdrops for photos of your Chinatown adventure.