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Visit seven different eateries in Bangkok’s Chinatown during a leisurely 3.5-hour walking tour led by an expert food-loving guide. Learn about the neighborhood’s culinary traditions and history as you discover the best local spots and try a variety of savory and sweet dishes like Chinese dumplings, noodles, rice plates, and desserts. Your guide shares places that most visitors would never find on their own, giving you an authentic local experience. Numbers are limited to 10 participants for a personalized small-group experience.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour food walking tour of Chinatown with an experienced guide
  • Enjoy tastings at seven different food stalls, restaurants, markets and small shops
  • Learn about the history of the Chinese community in Bangkok
  • Sample specialties such as Chinese doughnuts, dumplings, noodles and rice dishes
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures a more customized experience in the company of fellow foodies

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's easy to become overwhelmed by the hubbub of Bangkok's Chinatown, but with a knowledgeable guide to show you around, you'll get an exclusive experience of the neighborhood's hidden gems. You'll even visit places where members of the Thai royal family eat.

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What You Can Expect

Flavors of Bangkok: Small-Group Chinatown Evening Food Tour

Small-Group Chinatown Evening Food Tour

Your food tour of Bangkok’s Chinatown begins when you meet your guide at Hua Lamphong, located at the border of one of the world’s largest Chinatowns. This neighborhood has been a hub of the Thai-Chinese community for more than two centuries. Your guide provides a brief history of the neighborhood as you set out on foot through the dense tangle of alleys and streets, which are jam-packed with markets, street vendors, restaurants and shops of all sizes.

With your guide in the lead, you can absorb the multitudes of scents, sights and flavors as you stop frequently to sample a range of typical and specialty dishes. Learn about the intricacies of dim sum in Thailand, sink your teeth into savory Chinese dumplings, and sample a plate of richly flavored peppered pork noodles. Visit the top-ranked roast-pork and rice restaurant in Bangkok, and slurp a refreshing coconut noodle drink in a renowned shophouse that is frequented by the Thai royal family.

Your guide points out neighborhood mainstays such as Chinatown’s most famous durian vendor. Find out how to select the best fruit, and if you’re adventurous, try the notoriously smelly durian fruit. Some people love the strong sweet flavor while others find its potent scent nauseating.

Stop into a tea shop that carries a variety of teas, including the most expensive tea in Bangkok. Watch a short demonstration of the preparation and service of Chinese tea. Then have a dessert of tasty Chinese doughnuts and try other sweets along Chinatown’s main road. By the end of your tour, you can expect to have eaten the equivalent of a satisfying meal.

Your tour ends at a central location, within easy reach of the BTS Station and other transportation. Your guide can assist you with directions to your next destination.

Please note: On any given day, participating venues and menu items may be substituted due to seasonal and/or unexpected circumstances.

Customer Reviews

Linda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Joker and Woody were very informative, personable, and a joy to be with. It was an adventure we could not have navigated without them!

Stephanie P United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The food was great and our guide provided us with some interesting information about Bangkok's Chinatown and the different delicacies. My highlight were the pepper soup and the fried oysters omelette.

Llamaschool United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fun fun fun! Unless you know a local personally, you'd be utterly lost in Chinatown without a guide like this. Very much worth the extremely economical price. Highly recommended!

GARETH T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

only having two days in Bangkok I booked this tour so my daughter and I would get to try some of the tastes that chinatown has to offer. We were meet on time by our guide Joker who was perfect for the job. He took through china town offering different taste sensations at the best places to try them.

Chris D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful tour.

I am an airline pilot and was looking for something to do on a 24-hour layover, and this tour was perfect. I have visited Bangkok many times and had seen many of the tourist destinations so I was looking for a unique tour of an area I had not seen before. Joker, our tour guide walked us thru Bangkok's china town explaining the history and guiding us to several unique food tastings. I think we visited 7 or 8 different restaurants and tasted a sampling of a wide variety of the food in china town. By our last stop, everyone in the group was full and could not eat another bite so be sure to bring an appetite.

RuthMaria L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

EXCELLENT GUIDE!! TERRIFIC FOOD!! MEALS WERE ACTUALLY TOO LARGE and PLENTIFUL FOR 1 PERSON. DEFINITELY THE WAY TO EXPERIENCE CHINATOWN!! WISH WE HAD THE SAME TOUR IN CHICAGO's CHINATOWN!! WELL WORTH THE MONEY!!

tolutopeadeoye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

amazing tour, would highly recommend

Melissa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fabulous food, fabulous guide, fabulous night out.

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