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Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bangkok: Chinatown Highlights Walking Tour with Food Tasting

1. Bangkok: Chinatown Highlights Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Savor the sights and flavors of Chinatown on this guided walking tour in Bangkok. Discover sights like the Wat Mangkon Kamalawat temple and flavors like fish balls with noodles. Pick a time that suits you best with multiple start times that can be booked on the same day that you take the tour. Meet your guide at the conveniently-located Wat Mangkon station to begin your walking adventure. Learn about local history and culture on the way to the temple of Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (Wat Leng Noei Yi). Admire the largest Chinese temple in the city was was built in the classic Chinese style. Marvel at the stately structure and have the option to enter the temple to make an offering before heading to the inner streets and alleyways of Chinatown to experience one of the integral facets of Chinatown.  Wander around the narrow walkways and see vendors selling delicious dishes and snacks such as rolled rice noodle soup, deep-fried dough sticks, fish balls with noodles, fish wontons, and shrimp wontons.  Listen as your guide shares the history and stories behind these delicious eats. Feel free to purchase these scrumptious foods for yourself to wholly experience Chinatown at its best. Finish your tasty tour outside the Wat Mangkon station.

Bangkok: Chinatown and Wat Traimit Self-Guided Walking Tour

2. Bangkok: Chinatown and Wat Traimit Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour will begin at Wat Traimit itself: the Temple of the Golden Buddha. In the courtyard, you’ll get a good look at the impressive structure while your audio companion explains the significance of the ancient temple. Then you’ll proceed inside, where you’ll get an up-close look at the famous statue from which this temple gets its name. The enormous 11,000 lb Golden Buddha is hard to miss! Here, you’ll hear the dramatic history behind this Buddha, including how it was almost lost to the sands of time! When ready, you’ll continue next to the impressive Chinatown Gate, which mimics the ancient, towering gates one might find in Chinese city centers. As you pass through it, the tour narrator will fill you in on why Bangkok’s Chinatown is so important… and so big. Make sure you bring an appetite for the next part of the tour! You’ll be strolling down Yaowarat Road, a premier destination for authentic and delicious street food. As you walk, you’ll hear recommendations for some of the best places to stop, including the first-ever Michelin-starred street food stall! As you continue toward Sampeng Lane, you’ll also learn why Buddhism is so important to Thailand and how it spread there in the first place. Finally, you’ll arrive at Sampeng Lane, a shopping destination like no other. If you’re looking for a souvenir to remind you of your trip, this sprawling market is the best place to be. Your tour concludes here.

Bangkok: Historic Siam and Cultural Gems Walking Tour

3. Bangkok: Historic Siam and Cultural Gems Walking Tour

On our guided walking tours through Bangkok, you’ll explore the city through every era, being entranced by its vivid colours and powerful scents. Find out all about the city’s illustrious cultural, political, and religious landmarks, as well as its cool neighbourhoods and lesser-known gems. If you don't have time to join our tours on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. Enjoy our delightful walking tours around this dazzling city. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Bangkok and its incredible history with curated self-guided tours through the main quarters! 'Historic Siam' includes: Wat Ratchapradit Pi Kun Bridge Mahakan fortress Rommaninat Park Tanao Road Wat ratchabophit Bangkok City Hall 'Bangkok Cultural Gems' includes: Wat Ratchaburana Drum Tower Wat Pho Phahurat market Sampheng area Museum of Siam Mon bridge 'Chinatown by Night' Tang Toh Kang Golden Shop Wat Mangkon Kamalawat Nana Plaza Jek Pui curry rice Charoen Krung Rd Our 7 self guided route's main sights: Wat Pathum Wanaram Erawan Shrine Talat Phlu Siam Square Wat Chana Songkhram Ratchaworamahawihan Phra Sumen Fort Chiao Eng Biao Shrine Siam Commercial bank Wat Hong Rattanaram Guan Yu shrine Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan Wat Khun Chan ...and many more!

Bangkok: The Chinatown Mystery Exploration Game

4. Bangkok: The Chinatown Mystery Exploration Game

Solve challenges and move the story forward while seeing the sights in Bangkok's Chinatown with this city exploration game for your phone. Get exact directions that will guide you to each location. Start the game at Hua Lamphong subway station and move through Chinatown as you unlock each new exciting piece of the story. Explore at your own pace, pause the game and resume anytime from the same place. Finish your adventure at the Wedding store. Download the app to your phone so you can play without mobile data. Go on an adventure by yourself, or with a group while learning about Bangkok's fascinating Chinatown neighborhood.

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What people are saying about Wat Mangkon Kamalawat

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

It’s a good tour where you get to see different food varieties and parts of china town. Also the famous buddha temple where you will go in and pray which is amazing. But arguably the tour is simple - you are shown stalls and restaurants at a very high level i.e. this is chinese sweet store (then move on), this is chinese doughnut (then move on). So perhaps the tour guide should choose 4-5 places that he recommends instead of 12-15 places and letting the group decide (the group will adopt group mentality and think ‘i will not get this as it will cause (1) a hold up for others (2) i cant sit and eat as everyone will be walking’. So i think an understanding of group dynamics will make this much more efficient. Also communicating the stops/types of foods/number of stops at the beginning would be useful. We ended the tour in what felt rather abruptly because there was no concept of timing.

Great tour, really got a feel for the area and it’s history. The guide was awesome. We ate great food!

Very friendly, knowledgeable and adapts tour to your needs. Got to know Chinatown through local lens.

Fun, our guide „Link“ was flexible to bring us to the foods we wanted and knows how to jump lines :-)

Thanks Nicky for the great and informative tour of China Town!