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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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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.
Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Foodie tour of the floating market

I bought this tour as a birthday present for my boyfriend and we had a great time. It gave us the chance to try lots of things we wouldn't have known to look for, especially unusual desserts and new fruits and juices. Our guide was...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 27 September 2018
China town walking tour and Bangnamphung Floating market.

I took 2 tours in the same day. I have seen different angle of China town in Bangkok after been explored by my self many times. It was amazing tour with Jeab, Learn alot from new things see the gold museum. Then Explore Bangnamphung floating...More

1  Thank KhanchanaL
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 23 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

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