BANGKOK STREET FOOD – ITINERARY
- 09:00 Pick up from hotel by our local guide
- 09.30 Visit Wat Saket (Golden Mount Bangkok)
- 11:00 Street Food Walking Tour
- China Town
- The Old Quarter
- Talad Noi
- Junk Shop (Sieng Kong)
- The Hidden Café
- 14:00 Head back to the hotel by Sky Train
- 15:00 Back at your hotel
Wat Saket – The Golden Mountain Temple
We begin our Bangkok street food tour with picking you up from hotel lobby by our local guide while drive-by A/C van towards Wat Saket (Golden Mountain Temple)
Wat Saket is one of Bangkok’s oldest temples dating back to the Ayutthaya era, which lasted until 1767. Wat Saket most noteworthy known for its 80-meter high hill called “Golden Mount” and the huge golden stupa on top of it that was once the highest point in Bangkok.
Reaching up to the stupa on top of the Golden Mount Bangkok requires a 318 step climb up the hill for that reason there are funny statues along the path that making the climb cheerful and huge prayer bells that Buddhist people strike producing a very deep tone for good luck while from the top, you have a fabulous view of Bangkok in all directions.
Bangkok Street Food Walking Tour
Start walking from Talad Noi area which is located in the old quarter of Bangkok and includes China Town also known as the Old Quarter This old quarter is full of restaurants and street vendors. Actually, it can be quite overwhelming, but our local guide will walk you through explaining and showing you different types of places and offering many types of local street food and drinks along the route. Such as;
> Grilled sticky rice in banana leaf or Barbequed Banana
> Charcoal Toast with butter curry puff (stuffs with chicken or mung bean)
> Local iced coffee (hot coffee is also available)
> Bitter melon herbal drink / Chendol rice flour jelly
> Durian moon cake / Sticky rice with fresh mango
> Hot ginger tea with bean curd
And Much More..
We walk out of the Street food section and after that, continue through the area of the junk shop (Sieng Kong) where huge stacks of used automotive and engine parts line the street shops. Continue then up to the Hidden Café with a stunning view over the Chao Phraya river, enjoying extensive mocktail (menu-includes one mocktail drink per person).
The Old Quarter and China Town
Once we finish our drinks, we visit Thian Fah Charity Foundation Hospital, which was established during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1903 and completed in 1905.
Charity Hospital’s idea was to help those poor that couldn’t afford any medication at that time since there were many cureless diseases at that time, the Chinese medical techniques surprised many patients not only for their diseases were cured, but they did not have to pay any medical fees at all.
Then we go through the Chinatown Gate
The large Chinatown gate sits in the middle of the Odeon Circle therefore, it is very much a photographer’s favorite location.
The gate was built by Chinese Thai citizens in 1999 above all to show their loyalty to King Bhumibol and was unveiled on his 72nd birthday. the sizeable Chinese writing on the gate means “long live the king” and was written by the king’s daughter princess maha who is fluent in Mandarin (Chinese).
Continue walking to the old market of Chinatown observing the local people’s life activities such as Maang-Ming a face treatment with cotton thread. The ‘Joss Paper’ also is known as ghost or spirit money due to those sheets of paper or papercraft made into burnt offerings for the reason that the local belief is to ensure the spirit of the deceased has lots of good things in their afterlife.
Finally, right before our Bangkok Street Food come into its end, we head back to the hotel by public transportation (underground train or sky train) enabling you to mingle a bit more in the local atmosphere while our local guide will escort you all the way back to the hotel.
|02 – 03 PAX||04 – 05 PAX||06 – 07 PAX||08 – 09 PAX|
|USD 70.00||USD 55.00||USD 40.00||USD 35.00|
20% discount for child up to 6 years based on the date of birth in the passport
|ITINERARY INCLUDES||ITINERARY DOES NOT INCLUDE|
|Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver||Drinks and tips|
|Entrance & sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary||Personal expenses|
|English speaking guide.||Others which is not mentioned clearly in the itinerary|
*** PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE ***