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.
why you must go!
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.
but i’ve already been to chinatown
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.
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