Bangkok's Top 4 Multicultural Markets With A Local Guide

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    The tour starts at 9am and 12pm noon Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Hua Lamphong, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  • Return Details :
    Wat Kanlayanamit, New Arun Amarin Rd, Khwaeng Wat Kanlaya, Khet Thon Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This private tour will explore the multicultural streets and markets in Bangkok including Flower Markets, Indian Town (Phahurat market), China town and Sampeng market. Visit the famous Buddha Statue at Wat Traimi, and the Old Siam Thai Cotton and Silk Floor as well.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Bangkok is rich with different cultures and diversity. Explore the Flower market , Indian town and China Town together with the colorful markets of the neighborhoods just in half of day.

Sampeng and Phahurat markets are a shoppers paradise for local people. It is a well known wholesale market for shoppers to buy fabric, gifts, fashion, jewelry, accessories, cosmetic, traditional Thai dance costumes and religious paraphernalia/ornaments.

Including the markets tour, you will also get to visit one of the most important temples in Thailand, The Wat Traimi. Here you will get to see the world's largest solid gold image of the Buddha.

The Phahurat market is also called Little India as the Thai Indian community is settled in the neighborhood. This street is a treasure box of Chinese and Indian heritage, mixed culture, lifestyle and delicious and rich food here.
The Old Siam Shopping Center on Thai Silk and Thai Cotton Floor. This is to learn and see the variety of Thai silk and Thai Cotton which will vary in pattern and style depend on the different regions.

This is the plan:

Stop 1 - Meet at MRT (underground train) Hua Lamphong Station exit 1
Stop 2 - Wat traimit (Solid Gold Buddha Temple)
Stop 3 - Wat mangkon kamalawat (the Chinese-Buddhist temple)
Stop 4 - Yaowarat Fresh food MarketStop 5Sampeng wholesale Market
Stop 6 - Little India (Phahurat market)
Stop 7 - The old Siam shopping mall
Stop 8 - Flower market

Inclusions

Private local guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks (~100 Baht per street food meal)

Transport (ind. ~ 500 Baht)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Nov-2018

    Pick up coordinations from our hotel were excellent. A long trip, but nice to get out of the city. Museum is in need of refurbishing as photos and write up are very faded. Not much more than that in Museum. Speedboat is not for those unable to get down into a rocking boat and then climb up to get out. No assistance offered and you have to pull yourself up several feet onto pier. Walking over the rebuilt bridge was an experience to be appreciated. Train ride was ok, we all upgraded so as to have seat cushions ( very dirty) and some water. The snack was a tiny cupcake and a pack of Oreos. Location for lunch was nice, food plentiful, but only fair tasting. People in Thailand are so very pleasant.Our tour was marred by our guide. Her English was awful, and what commentary you could understand was delivered monotonously and content was scattered. Unfortunate as it could have been a much better day if we had better delivery and content. She did efficiently get us from here to there though.

  • 12-Mar-2018

    Great tour, nice to get yourself oriented with these very busy markets. Our guide was very friendly and did a great job explaining some of the many new things we were seeing as well as the cultural differences between the markets. We also visited a couple temples. I would highly recommend it!

  • 31-Jan-2018

    This was a fantastic tour. Rose was great and made our trip special. She told us a lot of the history of the area and took us to places that we would have never found on our own. Loved it.

  • 21-Dec-2017

    We received a communication from the tour company to meet our private guide, Plyaporn, at exit one at one of the major train and subway stations. We took a cab there, and once we were dropped off we realized that we should have specified the exit number to our cab driver. The stations is very large so it took us a while to find the right spot.

    Plyaporn arrived exactly at 8 am as specified. We then began our walking tour which included the depths of Chinatown. It would be difficult to find the street markets there on your own, and they were fascinating. Tiny lanes absolutely packed with food vendors, produce, household items, and gifty stuff. My favorite was the gift packages of fake cigarettes, cell phones, cosmetics, shaving items, dress shirts, wallets, purses, etc, all designed to be used as offerings at a shrine for the recently departed.

    We were offered to go to the flower market, but we had already seen that on a group tour the day before. It was definitely worth seeing: lots of wholesale flowers, produce, nuts, and spices that you might see at resellers all over town.

    At one point we went to a street food area and Plyaporn stopped at one stall which she said was world famous for its icy soups. You can choose to add any of several berries, water chestnuts which I chose, beans, and other unrecognizable items, to a bowl of crushed ice. Our main Gate 1 tour group guide had warned us about eating ice on the street, but Plyaporn said it was safe so I gave it a go. It was delicious and I didn't have any stomach issues either.

    We took two tuk-tuks during the tour, and that was fun since it was something we wanted to do during our trip. Having a guide made sure that we didn't get ripped off. Plyaporn paid.

    We visited two temples, one of which was the famed golden Buddha, and it was well worth visiting. 26 tons of pure gold!

    We also went to India Town, which was our least favorite portion of the tour. We were turned loose in a modern two story mall of stalls selling silks, jewelry, and other clothing that would appeal to Indians but not so much for us.

    Overall, the tour was very interesting. We didn't have a lot of time for actual shopping, but I'm sure if you wanted to slow down and shop more in a certain area, Plyaporn would make it happen. We'd seen a lot of temples already on our Gate 1 tour, so seeing more was kind of redundant, but then again, the Gate 1 tours had not included the Golden Buddha, which many consider to be a must see.
    Our guides' English was very good, and she had a solid knowledge of the history and significance of the areas we were seeing. We would recommend this tour for its cultural experience, but if you are taking it for the shopping aspect, be sure to tell your guide up front about what it is you want to do.

  • 03-Nov-2017

    Tour was really good. Guide was excellent. Walked through Chinatown, Indiatown....learned a lot about the different cultures in Bangkok.

  • 21-Sep-2017

    Our female tour guide was absolutely delightful and knowledgeable this walking tour was so informative and enjoyable
    We were all over 65 it was hot but we wanted more we stopped for soft drinks and was recommended to a very tasty Indian curry which we all enjoyed, the restaurant was clean and the food freshly prepared
    We were in awe of the history and culture of China town and little India. The highlight of this trip was the Golden Buddha

  • 10-Oct-2016

    This was a great day and I would highly recommend it! Our guide was excellent, so informative. Definately do this trip.

  • 24-Jun-2016

    My tour was amazing! Miss Meow is a great tour guide speaks good English! Will highly recommend!

  • 26-Feb-2016

    This was a fantastic experience, thanks to Piya! She is a really great local guide. Extremely friendly and so knowledgeable about her city. The food we tasted along the way was delicious. She helped us ordering and asking questions. Best fried rice I had ever had. Would highly recommend!