Smiling Albino

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aromatic chinatown

This is Chinatown upside down. You may know Yaowarat for street food and Sampheng Lane for chaotic shopping. This trips avoids both of these focusing instead on the back alleys that interlink the varied communities that have given Chinatown it’s distinct character since the foundation of Bangkok.


from 2,400 THB per person


4 hours

Good For

Foodies, Groups of Friends, Couples, Families

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why you must go!

the bragging rights

Taste, smell, indulge your senses with incense, handmade dumplings and aromatic teas, just to start. But going a layer deeper, we explore unexplored lanes, ancestral shrines, and see ancient beliefs in vivid form with efforts of local cultural conservation.

  • Learn the history of Chinatown communities in Bangkok linked by scents of incense, herbs, woods and food.

  • More than bright lights and shopping, see lesser known corners of Chinatown that are a charming link to the city’s past and a hopeful eye to the future.

  • Take your taste buds on a journey of centuries-old recipes. Sample street snacks while gaining candid impressions of the cultural mosaic that is Bangkok.

but i’ve already been to chinatown

what you need to know

The Chinese legacy of Bangkok’s origins cannot be understated. As one of the original cornerstones of the city, early Chinese merchants enabled Bangkok commerce to thrive and turned the city into one of the great trading centers of Asia. Bangkok now boasts a population of more than one million ethnic Chinese and has one of the most colourful Chinatowns on the planet. Fast, frantic and eclectic, a ramble through Yaowarat is cacophony for the senses.

Explore narrow lanes, fresh markets, religious landmarks and textile booths. Your host will take you to Chinatown using public transport on a roughly four-hour outing at a time of your choosing.

A Taste of What You'll See

Time: half-day, 10:00 – 14:00 (flexible)

Explored by: walking

Inclusion: English speaking host, transportation, plenty of snacks, soft drinks and drinking water

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