Evening Yaowarat Foodie Walk and Culture Tour

Evening Yaowarat Foodie
Walk and Culture Tour

The beating culinary heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown is a feast for taste buds. An evening exploration of Yaowarat Road
brings the foodie out of everyone and nothing short of sampling what Thai-Chinese food is all about.
Recommend to keep an empty stomach!

WHY THIS TOUR?

Yaowarat Road, Chinatown’s main access road in one of Bangkok’s oldest parts is almost a world on its own. The real charm of this rich in culture and iconic part of the Thai capital really blooms after sunset when the narrow walkways along the main aorta that is Yaowarat turn into an open-air food parade of exceptional proportions. Winding alleys are packed with chefs, where smoke from boiling hot woks and pots turn raw ingredients into delicious dishes. If you follow us, we will not only satisfy your hunger for exploration but leave you at the end of the trip craving for more. Dazzle your taste buds on this evening tour through vibrant Chinatown, passing seafood street chefs and family-run food corners.

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TRAIL ITINERARY

Evening Yaowarat Foodie Walk and Culture Tour

18:30 - 21:00

You will meet your fellow foodies at 18:00 hrs with your guide at the subway exit number 4 of Hua Lamphong MRT Station, right in front of the Bangkok Center Hotel (transfer from your hotel to the MRT station is on own arrangement), which is nearby Yaowarat Road, Chinatown’s main road and paradise for local food aficionados. We kindly advise you to arrive before 18:00 hrs to start the tour on time. An early evening adventure commences with walking from this point towards 200-year old Bangkok’s Chinatown. A huge ceremonial Chinese gate draws visitors into a world of gold shops and purveyors of traditional Chinese health cures assures that you are on the right track. The array of sights and smells takes tourists to a bygone age in which glittering temples provide a backdrop to roadside bartering.

It is not long before we hit our first of seven local eateries, varying from kerbside street vendors to renowned Thai –Chinese dining establishments. There is much more than meets the eye and your guide will explain in detail the history, symbolism and culture aspects before another noodle shop or fruit salesman passes the venue. Landmarks and sights of a more religious theme are pointed out as you try to grasp the explosion of flavours of yet another example of deliciousness. Chinatown is alive and lives throughout the night, giving the people of Bangkok and visitors alike the chance to sample what makes Yaowarat such a vibrant and thriving centre of culinary delights. At around 21:30 hrs, we head back to the meeting point at Hua Lamphong MRT station where you will make you way back to your booked hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Various meals and snacks en route during the tour
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Meals and snacks as indicated in the program (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Return transfers from / to your booked accommodation from / to the indicated meeting point. Should you wish to include transfers, supplements apply
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private as well as on joined / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide.
  • Customers who book for the joined / Seat-in-Coach option are required to transfer on own arrangement to the start of the experience; no transfers are included.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users. The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads, and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour. Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues.
  • Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes, when booking this tour.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • This tour is not suitable for customers who are strict vegetarian, cannot eat pork and/or have allergies / are unable to consume oyster sauce, fish sauce or MSG; the localness of this tour prevents from preparing suitable alternatives.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to reach the meeting point for this excursion at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of this excursion. Failure to do so may result in missing the guide and the other participants.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Families with children under this age may be denied participating based on the terms and conditions of this tour.

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