Bangkok - Chinatown, Markets & Street Food.hday With Local Vehicles & Tuk Tuk Ita
The atmosphere of Chinatown in Bangkok is similar to that of many other Chinese neighborhoods in other cities in the world, but for us it remains something extraordinarily unique. Probably also the crazy quantity of restaurants, where high quality and low prices make the neighborhood the destination par excellence for a gastronomic tour of the city. Even if the most famous traditional Chinese dishes are not lacking, such as shark fin soup and Peking duck, you will find lots of places that serve a cuisine that is halfway between Chinese and Thai.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1. Tour with Guide in Italian on a Private Base 2. Transport by local means
- 3. Tuk Tuk 4. Tickets Subway & Ferry
What's excluded :
- 1. Tips and Personal Expenses 2. National and International flights 3. When not indicated in the program
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Bangkok, Bangkok
BANGKOK - CHINATOWN, MARKETS & STREET FOOD. HALF DAY WITH LOCAL VEHICLES & TUK TUK
At 15:00, meeting with the guide and departure for this day of visiting the city, using local means.
We go to the nearest BTS elevated subway station and head to Saphan Taksin station.
From here we will use the ferry to reach the Maharaj pier. The first visit we make concerns one of Bangkok's most famous markets, the Phra Chan Market or Amulet Market, The market is located on the northern island of Rattanakosin near the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. For decades, it has attracted the most devoted believers of Thai superstition, creating a strong economy of local amulets. The Phra Chan market offers a curious view of another side of Thai Buddhism.
Buddhist amulets are the main attraction of the market and many are willing to swear on them. The sellers suggest the right one, depending on your needs, "This will help your business. That will protect you from evil spirits. Those over there will bless you with a long life" No wonder then you can see some people wearing different ones hanging from the neck.
It is also interesting to ask the sellers of the most expensive amulets their history, the reason for the high cost, it is certainly fascinating to discover the history, age and origin.
Going around the market, it is not uncommon to come across fortune tellers offering their services at modest rates and "could" help you see the path you will need to take in your future.
With a Tuk Tuk, we continue on to Talad Pak Klong, the largest wholesale flower market in Bangkok. While it may not even be a typical tourist attraction, Pak Klong Talad attracts visitors looking for experiences in Bangkok outside the usual tourist routes. The area is a fascinating place to visit and experience the activity and hustle and bustle of an authentic 24-hour working market.
Talad Pak Klong is best known for its flower market, but fruit and vegetables are also found. The market is a feast for the senses. The dazzling yellow chrysanthemums, by the thousands, are piled up next to purple orchids. In the side streets, the peppers form a fiery traffic light of color with red, amber and green filling planes and overflow on the sidewalks. Old and thin elders compete with the impertinent young people, who push carts full of products to and from the wholesalers. Passers-by are jets of jasmine and the scent of orchids hang heavily in the damp air of Bangkok. All around the constant chatter of commerce provides the soundtrack that sounds delicately during the day increasing in volume at night before reaching a crescendo at peak trading hours before dawn.
Still with a Tuk Tuk, we reach the most famous area of STREET FOOD in Bangkok, Chinatown.
In a city known for its nightly indulgences, the famous restaurants, banquets, and carts that offer street food are a "must", as also documented by CNN. You will always find the carts that offer soups with noodles, pork skewers, or fried noodles in the classic Wok. Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown, is a food district.
Started by immigrants from southern China, who brought their culinary techniques with them, then mixing them with local sauces and products, street food is a new category of food, an explosion of smells, of tastes that will captivate you.
You will taste some of the best dishes, to choose from the Kwai Tiew (noodle soups), the Pad Thai or the Pad See Ew (both noodles prepared in the wok), surrounded with the famous Dim Sum, local sweets and herbal drinks.
Around 19:30, the Tuk Tuk takes you to the Hua Lamphon subway stop, for the return to the hotel (depending on the location, it could also be done by taxi).
Duration: 4 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :3:00 PM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.