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Small-Group Chinatown Walking Tour Including Sampeng Market

Highlights
  • 3.5-hour Chinatown walking tour in Bangkok
  • Navigate the hustle and bustle of Sampeng Market's small alleys and shops with an informative guide
  • Sample a Chinese herbal drink and street vendor snacks
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Small-Group Chinatown Walking Tour Including Sampeng Market
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Small-Group Chinatown Walking Tour Including Sampeng Market
USD 48.90
Overview
Wander among the tiny alleyways and peruse the wholesale shops of Sampeng Market on a 3.5-hour walking tour within Bangkok’s bustling Chinatown. With a knowledgable guide leading the way, you and your small group of no more than eight will have the opportunity to bargain hunt, sample delicious snacks and even enjoy a sit-down meal composed of popular Thai dishes. Of course, no Thai tour is complete without a visit to a local temple and shrine.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at Saphan Taksin BTS Station, and hop aboard the local ferry for the ride to nearby Ratchawong Pier, Bangkok's riverside gateway to Chinatown. As you delve into Chinatown's busy streets to make your way to Sampeng Market, your guide provides a brief introduction to the neighborhood, which dates back more than 200 years and remains a vibrant part of the modern city.

Enter the sprawling market, where you’ll see all sorts of items for sale, from hair accessories, stickers and school supplies to clothing, household wares and electronic knickknacks. Jewelry, gem and gold shops fill an entire area. Many store owners in Bangkok visit Sampeng Market regularly to purchase goods for their own shops.

As you walk around, your guide points out notable old shophouses, spice markets, tea shops, Chinese temples and shrines, and popular eateries. Learn about Chinese spiritual practices, and stop to sample herbal drinks and favorite snacks prepared by street vendors. After a couple of hours taking in the sights and history of Sampeng Market and Chinatown, enjoy a typical Thai-Chinese lunch at a local restaurant. Food is included, and juice or alcoholic drinks are available to purchase at your own expense.

Expect to walk a total of about 1.5 miles (3 km) at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops for photo ops and to browse the market. If you want to shop, your guide can assist you in the art of bargaining like a local. Your tour ends in Chinatown, where you can make your own way to your next destination.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2018
good insightful tour with history

My wife and I had a good time walking around hectic chinatown and learning about its various interesting places. The tour guide Buay had lots of little interesting tidbits that added to the history of the place. It ended with a nice chinese thai lunch....More

Thank bandiesel
PimolpunL, เจ้าของธุรกิจ at LJ Biz Soft Adventure & Cultural - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

So glad to know you enjoy typical Thai-Chinese Meal . :) Also Buay really enjoy the time with you too.

Reviewed 5 December 2017
I had an amazing day exploring around China Town

I had a really fun day walking around in China town! our guide K'Buay is really nice and kind, she shows us some of the place that i don't even know it exist and tell us about its history and stuff. Other than that she...More

Thank Rodsukon C
PimolpunL, Owner at LJ Biz Soft Adventure & Cultural - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Dear Sodsukon, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate this Eng

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Amazing time exploring Bangnamphung Floating Market and Chinatown!

Our group of 4 spent 2 days with Eng exploring the Bangnamphung floating market and Bangkok's Chinatown and it was absolutely amazing! Not only were both experiences delicious and interesting, but Eng was also super knowledgable about all of the dishes we tried and places...More

1  Thank Allison B
PimolpunL, Owner at LJ Biz Soft Adventure & Cultural - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Allison, It was wonderful to read your feedback. We are very happy to show you around. Lets us know if you ever visit Thailand again. Best regards, Eng

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile
Bangkok's Chinatown walking Tour

I spent a very enjoyable few hours walking around Chinatown with Buay. We caught the ferry along the river and then walked through an area with interesting old shophouses and warehouses. We visited a number of temples and Buay showed me how to place my...More

Thank Susan M
PimolpunL, Owner at LJ Biz Soft Adventure & Cultural - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for review our service. We glad to hear that you enjoy our Chinatown trip. It was nice to know you enjoy places that Buay take you. Once again thank you for using our service. Best regards, Eng

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Solo Traveler. First Time to Thailand. Most Amazing Staff & Service. Everyone is Knowledgeable & Overly Friendly.

Southeast Asia has always fascinated me. Thailand is the place I wanted to go. When I travel, I wanted to belong like I've been there before. I wanted to eat like a local, so lots of street food, as well as whole in the wall...More

Thank Rick L
PimolpunL, ผู้จัดการ at LJ Biz Soft Adventure & Cultural - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Dear Rick, Thank you so much for such a great comment. We will keep up a good work and wish to see you here again soon. Eng

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