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China Town Foodie Walk and Culture Tours - Excursion

Chinatown is one of Bangkok’s oldest and most fascinating quarters. Two centuries old, the area is a characterized by its busy neon-lit main avenue and the warren of tiny streets crammed with historical buildings, Chinese temples and colourful markets. Famous for its street food, you will get the opportunity to sample seven of Chinatown’s culinary gems while meeting the friendly people who make this area so unique.

Day 1:    Bangkok
 
 

This Chinatown tour brings you to discover sophisticated flavors of Bangkok 200-years-old district that is filled with rich ethnic tradition & delicious food. During the tour you will walk to explore & taste local cuisines from 7 famous eateries, varied from street food vendors to renowned fine dining restaurants. Between each tasting location, you will take behind-the-scene adventure for a closer look of this unique neighborhood: meeting the food bazaar’s lively characters, hearing its memorable stories, and visiting religious and cultural landmarks.

Meeting Point : Meeting time is 18:00 PM. In front of Bangkok Center Hotel, close to "Exit 4" of Hua Lam Phong MRT (Subway) station.

Tour includes: 

  • Snacks
  • English speaking guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned

 Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Entrance fees
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

GENERAL INFORMATION

PASSPORTS & VISAS

Most visitors get a 30 days visa upon arrival at all airports. Two weeks visas are given to those entering Thailand at any of the land border crossings! Some nationalities might need a visa in advance to enter Thailand overland.

BORDER CROSSINGS

Thailand has several border crossings, mainly used as gateways for (one-day) tours, between Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.Important: Most nationalities get a 30 day Thai visa upon arrival at airport, but only 14 days if arrive by land!

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Recommend to purchase travel insurance prior to the trip. Travel insurance is a cost effective way of protecting yourself and your equipment in the event of problems due to cancelled trips, delays, medical emergencies, baggage loss or damage. It also gives you peace of mind for your trip

MONEY

Thailand's currency is the baht. 1 USD is approximately 30 baht. Bills are available in the following denominations: 20, 50, 100, 500, & 1000. It is recommended to carry cash Baht when traveling to more remote areas.

HEALTH

Regardless the duration of your trip we recommend you to make sure you have had the vaccinations Hepatitis (A and B) and DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio). If you’re planning to stay for more than three months, vaccination for rabies and typhoid is recommended as well, and in some cases Japanese encephalitis.       

Malaria can only be found at the border with Myanmar, deep into the jungles. Taking malaria prevention pills is not really necessary but we do recommend bringing mosquito repellents, also to prevent you from getting dengue fever.

We also advise you to bring anti diarrhea medicines, because Thai food can give you an upset stomach and it is important not to get dehydrated.

CLIMATE

The Thailand climate is controlled by tropical monsoons and the weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year. While Thailand’s seasons are generally divided into the hot season, cool season, and rainy season, in reality it’s relatively hot most of the year. The weather in central, northern, and northeastern Thailand is determined by three seasons, whereas the southern, coastal regions of Thailand feature only two.

The southern, coastal region of Thailand really has only two seasons – rainy season and dry season. Fortunately, for those planning a beach holiday, Thailand’s two coasts have slightly different rainy seasons, allowing visitors to find sunny beaches nearly year round.

On the Andaman or west coast, where Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands lie, the southwest monsoon brings heavy storms from April to October, while on the Gulf of Thailand or east coast, where Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao lie, the most rain falls between September and December.

FOOD & DRINKS

The food in Thailand is usually safe but make sure your fruits and raw vegetables are washed and peeled. If you drink water, make sure it is bottled water. Never drink tap water. Ice cube is safe in Thailand.

TIPPING & TAXES

When it comes to tipping, restaurants very often add a service charge to the check. If this is not the case, a 10% to 15% tip is appropriate. Tipping guides is recommended. Hotels charge a 7% government value added tax (VAT) and typically add a 10% service charge; hotel restaurants add 8.25% government tax. Smaller hotels quote the price inclusive of these charges.

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES


  • Clothing


Remember that what you would wear on a hot day at home is not necessarily acceptable here. Women in particular should be modest in dress, shorts should not be too short, and trousers are preferable in rural areas. Men should wear a top at all times. Remember that although some local people may be more used to tourists, they might still be offended by inappropriate dress.

  • Displays of Affection

Try to tone down any displays of affection in public, especially in rural areas, to holding hands. Anything more might make local people feel uncomfortable.

  • Bargaining

When bargaining, which can be enjoyable and a good way of interacting with local people, do try to keep things in perspective.

LANGUAGE

The national and official language of Thailand is Thai (more precisely Siamese or Central Thai). Thai is the native language of the Thai people and the Thai Chinese, which is Thailand’s most dominant ethnic group. The language is a member of the Tai group of the Tai-Kadai language family. More than half of Thai words are borrowed from Old Khmer, Sanskrit and Pali. Thai is a tonal and analytic language with a complex orthography and relational markers. The language is mutually intelligible with Lao.

“Unfortunately our dream holiday is over. It was fantastic! We haven’t felt ‘lost’ for a moment and everything was tip top arranged for. Thank you for our ‘trip without worries’. Yes, ahead of our first long-distance trip we’ve been worried; wouldn’t we lose our way, will someone take care of us? Thank you for helping realize this fantastic dream holiday! A very good experience to discover parts of Thailand especially River Kwai and its main attraction. What an incredible experience [Phuket Town Discovery Walk]! I tried the fortune stick throwing thing for the first time. You can see the passion our guide had for what he is doing. Experience the rich and diverse history and culture of Phuket. Along the way we grabbed some snacks, purchased some souvenirs and took plenty of photos. The tour was taken at a comfortable pace with a clear direction. By the end we were amazed at how much we learned about the island of Phuket and the history of Phuket Town. Excellent, helpful people, punctuality pick up time, Great experience of bicycle ride to add on extra dimension at our trip for Thailand countryside. The Bangkok Biking was very interesting and well organized as well as the one in Khao Sok. We enjoyed every single day so much!!! And we like to come back again.”

Yui - 12Gothailand I am Yui Boonruang, responsible for making custom itineraries fitting your requests and budget. One of my favorite destinations in Thailand is Koh Phangan because of the clean white sand and clear ocean water of the beach at Haad Rin. I love Tom Yam Goong, the most famous Thai spicy soup. I recommend ordering this soup at the Tom Yum Kung Restaurant on Khao San Road. It’s on a small soi (side street) and so it is not so busy with the tourist crowd there. I would love to Welcome you to Thailand!

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China Town Foodie Walk and Culture Tours - Excursion

Chinatown is one of Bangkok’s oldest and most fascinating quarters. Two centuries old, the area is a characterized by its busy neon-lit main avenue and the warren of tiny streets crammed with historical buildings, Chinese temples and colourful markets. Famous for its street food, you will get the opportunity to sample seven of Chinatown’s culinary gems while meeting the friendly people who make this area so unique.

Day 1:    Bangkok
 
 

This Chinatown tour brings you to discover sophisticated flavors of Bangkok 200-years-old district that is filled with rich ethnic tradition & delicious food. During the tour you will walk to explore & taste local cuisines from 7 famous eateries, varied from street food vendors to renowned fine dining restaurants. Between each tasting location, you will take behind-the-scene adventure for a closer look of this unique neighborhood: meeting the food bazaar’s lively characters, hearing its memorable stories, and visiting religious and cultural landmarks.

Meeting Point : Meeting time is 18:00 PM. In front of Bangkok Center Hotel, close to "Exit 4" of Hua Lam Phong MRT (Subway) station.

Tour includes: 

  • Snacks
  • English speaking guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned

 Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Entrance fees
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

GENERAL INFORMATION

PASSPORTS & VISAS

Most visitors get a 30 days visa upon arrival at all airports. Two weeks visas are given to those entering Thailand at any of the land border crossings! Some nationalities might need a visa in advance to enter Thailand overland.

BORDER CROSSINGS

Thailand has several border crossings, mainly used as gateways for (one-day) tours, between Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.Important: Most nationalities get a 30 day Thai visa upon arrival at airport, but only 14 days if arrive by land!

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Recommend to purchase travel insurance prior to the trip. Travel insurance is a cost effective way of protecting yourself and your equipment in the event of problems due to cancelled trips, delays, medical emergencies, baggage loss or damage. It also gives you peace of mind for your trip

MONEY

Thailand's currency is the baht. 1 USD is approximately 30 baht. Bills are available in the following denominations: 20, 50, 100, 500, & 1000. It is recommended to carry cash Baht when traveling to more remote areas.

HEALTH

Regardless the duration of your trip we recommend you to make sure you have had the vaccinations Hepatitis (A and B) and DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio). If you’re planning to stay for more than three months, vaccination for rabies and typhoid is recommended as well, and in some cases Japanese encephalitis.       

Malaria can only be found at the border with Myanmar, deep into the jungles. Taking malaria prevention pills is not really necessary but we do recommend bringing mosquito repellents, also to prevent you from getting dengue fever.

We also advise you to bring anti diarrhea medicines, because Thai food can give you an upset stomach and it is important not to get dehydrated.

CLIMATE

The Thailand climate is controlled by tropical monsoons and the weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year. While Thailand’s seasons are generally divided into the hot season, cool season, and rainy season, in reality it’s relatively hot most of the year. The weather in central, northern, and northeastern Thailand is determined by three seasons, whereas the southern, coastal regions of Thailand feature only two.

The southern, coastal region of Thailand really has only two seasons – rainy season and dry season. Fortunately, for those planning a beach holiday, Thailand’s two coasts have slightly different rainy seasons, allowing visitors to find sunny beaches nearly year round.

On the Andaman or west coast, where Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands lie, the southwest monsoon brings heavy storms from April to October, while on the Gulf of Thailand or east coast, where Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao lie, the most rain falls between September and December.

FOOD & DRINKS

The food in Thailand is usually safe but make sure your fruits and raw vegetables are washed and peeled. If you drink water, make sure it is bottled water. Never drink tap water. Ice cube is safe in Thailand.

TIPPING & TAXES

When it comes to tipping, restaurants very often add a service charge to the check. If this is not the case, a 10% to 15% tip is appropriate. Tipping guides is recommended. Hotels charge a 7% government value added tax (VAT) and typically add a 10% service charge; hotel restaurants add 8.25% government tax. Smaller hotels quote the price inclusive of these charges.

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES


  • Clothing


Remember that what you would wear on a hot day at home is not necessarily acceptable here. Women in particular should be modest in dress, shorts should not be too short, and trousers are preferable in rural areas. Men should wear a top at all times. Remember that although some local people may be more used to tourists, they might still be offended by inappropriate dress.

  • Displays of Affection

Try to tone down any displays of affection in public, especially in rural areas, to holding hands. Anything more might make local people feel uncomfortable.

  • Bargaining

When bargaining, which can be enjoyable and a good way of interacting with local people, do try to keep things in perspective.

LANGUAGE

The national and official language of Thailand is Thai (more precisely Siamese or Central Thai). Thai is the native language of the Thai people and the Thai Chinese, which is Thailand’s most dominant ethnic group. The language is a member of the Tai group of the Tai-Kadai language family. More than half of Thai words are borrowed from Old Khmer, Sanskrit and Pali. Thai is a tonal and analytic language with a complex orthography and relational markers. The language is mutually intelligible with Lao.

“Unfortunately our dream holiday is over. It was fantastic! We haven’t felt ‘lost’ for a moment and everything was tip top arranged for. Thank you for our ‘trip without worries’. Yes, ahead of our first long-distance trip we’ve been worried; wouldn’t we lose our way, will someone take care of us? Thank you for helping realize this fantastic dream holiday! A very good experience to discover parts of Thailand especially River Kwai and its main attraction. What an incredible experience [Phuket Town Discovery Walk]! I tried the fortune stick throwing thing for the first time. You can see the passion our guide had for what he is doing. Experience the rich and diverse history and culture of Phuket. Along the way we grabbed some snacks, purchased some souvenirs and took plenty of photos. The tour was taken at a comfortable pace with a clear direction. By the end we were amazed at how much we learned about the island of Phuket and the history of Phuket Town. Excellent, helpful people, punctuality pick up time, Great experience of bicycle ride to add on extra dimension at our trip for Thailand countryside. The Bangkok Biking was very interesting and well organized as well as the one in Khao Sok. We enjoyed every single day so much!!! And we like to come back again.”

Yui - 12Gothailand I am Yui Boonruang, responsible for making custom itineraries fitting your requests and budget. One of my favorite destinations in Thailand is Koh Phangan because of the clean white sand and clear ocean water of the beach at Haad Rin. I love Tom Yam Goong, the most famous Thai spicy soup. I recommend ordering this soup at the Tom Yum Kung Restaurant on Khao San Road. It’s on a small soi (side street) and so it is not so busy with the tourist crowd there. I would love to Welcome you to Thailand!

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Flavors of Bangkok China Town

Highlights

  • Discover Thai culinary at night.
  • Taste several Thai-Chinese Street Foods along side of Thai-Chinese cultures.
  • 100% amazing delicious local foods, people and wild night atmosphere.

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