Evening Yaowarat Foodie Walk and Culture Tour
Culinary cultures; a foodie
evening in Chinatown
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.
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.
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