Bangkok Chinatown Tour - Wat Mangkon Kamalawat and Yaowarat Road
On this walking tour of Chinatown in Bangkok's most lively street markets, you will get a taste of scrumptious food and browse though stalls of funky knick-knacks and incredible handicrafts.
- Departure: Bangkok
- Type: Joint Tour
- Duration: Approximately 3 hours
- Meeting time: 13:00
- Meeting point: Subway (MRT) Hua Lamphong Station (Exit no.1, on street side) A guide waits by Thanachart Bank (orange bank)
- Explore one of the biggest Chinatowns in the world—Chinatown in Bangkok
- Try numerous Thai-Chinese snacks and street food
- Plenty of restaurants to choose from
- Authentic Chinese goods and herbs
- A great selection of gold shops
- See Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, the most important Buddhist temple in the city
Getting to the meeting point
Hua Lamphong Train Station is very easy to access to by taxis, bus and MRT. Customers are recommended to take MRT and get off at Hua Lamphong MRT Station which is on blue line. And after getting off customers please follow sign exit no.1 to the street level and you will see Thanachart Bank. The color of the bank is orange. A tour guide will wait for you in front of the bank.
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather and local conditions without a notice in advance.Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (or Wat Leng Nei Yi) clouds of incense and the sounds of chanting form the backdrop at this Chinese-style Mahayana Buddhist temple. Surrounding the temple are vendors selling food for the gods – steamed lotus-shaped dumplings and oranges – which are donated to the temple in exchange for merit.
General etiquette for Visiting Buddhist Temples
Please wear modest clothes. No short, tank top shirts or short skirts. No bear shoulder tops. No flipflops.Please be quite. Making loud noise is not popular.Please take off your shoes. Keep them on the shelf provided.Do not sit on the platform seat for monks and do not climb on any accident buildings.Please beware of your belongings.Do not stretch your feet to the image of Buddha.Do not kiss or hug in the temple.No smoking.
- Guide (English)
- Bottle of water
- Entrance fee
- Other expense
Looking for what to do in Chinatown in Bangkok? Visit the Dragon Temple and Yaowarat Road food & shopping
Chinatown: a vibrant melting pot of cultures. Get drawn into the kinetic energy of Thai marketplaces in a Chinatown Bangkok tour. The adventure begins at Song Wad street. Here, you will see market after market selling everything under the sun. It’s a dream for the curious traveller eager to eye exotic wares. Shops line the street, broken up by stoic temples casting a golden glow. All that glitters is gold in Chinatown. Get lost in the gilded dream on a tour through the many jewelry, accessory and gold shops. Then, it’s time to walk through the fragrant herb market. Learn about key ingredients in traditional Chinese dishes and sip on an authentic herbal drink. Buddhism is a very important aspect of life in Thailand. To better understand Thai traditions and culture, you'll be taken to to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat: the most important Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Bask in the splendor of Wat Mangkon Kamalawat and learn about Thailand’s most practiced religion.