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Yaowarat Road: Bangkok’s historic Chinatown district

Yaowarat Road is the historic heart of Bangkok’s Chinese community, and Roadbook will bring you there. Built during the reign of King Rama V, it has since been the center of both local and international business. Known as the Chinatown of Thailand, Yaowarat Road runs almost a kilometer and a half with side streets and paths crowded with an array of shops selling gold, hardware, fabric as well as dozens of other small businesses.  It is also Thailand’s best known and biggest gold trading center where the daily retail price is set by the Gold Traders Association with their 132 gold shops scattered along it. Gold and jewelry from Yaowarat is well regarded both locally and internationally for their fine craftsmanship and quality, in which a certain percentage of gold is guaranteed. We’ll stop for coffee at Easae Shop, known for more than half a century as the original Chinese coffee. A walk to an old market area is always lively with alleys full of vendors selling all types of goods. Amid the hustle and bustle of Yaowaraj is Mongkhon Kamalawat Temple. It’s the largest and liveliest temple in Chinatown combining elements of Confucianism and Taoism, attracting a wide range of devotees. A ride on a traditional long-tailed boat will transport you to another era of Bangkok, through canals with old Thai houses, temples and ancient places along the of Chao Phraya River.  An interesting way of seeing different Thai ways of life.

Bangkok

6-7 Hours

Entrance fees included

Offered in English

Transportation

Starting

12,500

HK$2,365HK$15,506

Per Person

What to expect

Your Roadbook guide will meet you up and escort you to Bangkok’s Chinatown, the main center for trading by the Chinese since being moved from their original location where the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Complex are now located. We’ll stop for Chinatown’s famous coffee and a walk through the old markets and experience street-level life and traditional commerce. A visit at Mongkhon Kamalawat Temple, followed by a long-tailed boat canal tour. We’ll then bring you back to your hotel.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.

What to expect

Your Roadbook guide will meet you up and escort you to Bangkok’s Chinatown, the main center for trading by the Chinese since being moved from their original location where the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Complex are now located. We’ll stop for Chinatown’s famous coffee and a walk through the old markets and experience street-level life and traditional commerce. A visit at Mongkhon Kamalawat Temple, followed by a long-tailed boat canal tour. We’ll then bring you back to your hotel.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.

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Yaowarat Road: Bangkok’s historic Chinatown district

Yaowarat Road is the historic heart of Bangkok’s Chinese community, and Roadbook will bring you there. Built during the reign of King Rama V, it has since been the center of both local and international business. Known as the Chinatown of Thailand, Yaowarat Road runs almost a kilometer and a half with side streets and paths crowded with an array of shops selling gold, hardware, fabric as well as dozens of other small businesses.  It is also Thailand’s best known and biggest gold trading center where the daily retail price is set by the Gold Traders Association with their 132 gold shops scattered along it. Gold and jewelry from Yaowarat is well regarded both locally and internationally for their fine craftsmanship and quality, in which a certain percentage of gold is guaranteed. We’ll stop for coffee at Easae Shop, known for more than half a century as the original Chinese coffee. A walk to an old market area is always lively with alleys full of vendors selling all types of goods. Amid the hustle and bustle of Yaowaraj is Mongkhon Kamalawat Temple. It’s the largest and liveliest temple in Chinatown combining elements of Confucianism and Taoism, attracting a wide range of devotees. A ride on a traditional long-tailed boat will transport you to another era of Bangkok, through canals with old Thai houses, temples and ancient places along the of Chao Phraya River.  An interesting way of seeing different Thai ways of life.

Bangkok

6-7 Hours

Entrance fees included

Offered in English

Transportation

Starting
Per Person
Clear

What to expect

Your Roadbook guide will meet you up and escort you to Bangkok’s Chinatown, the main center for trading by the Chinese since being moved from their original location where the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Complex are now located. We’ll stop for Chinatown’s famous coffee and a walk through the old markets and experience street-level life and traditional commerce. A visit at Mongkhon Kamalawat Temple, followed by a long-tailed boat canal tour. We’ll then bring you back to your hotel.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.