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Bangkok: Chinatown and Wat Traimit Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Explore the Temple of the Golden Buddha, learn the significance of the enormous gold statue, and get a taste for Bangkok’s Chinatown with this comprehensive self-guided walking tour.

Highlights

  • Witness the world's largest gold statue
  • Discover the history of Buddhism as you stroll through Wat Traimit
  • Sample famous street food delicacies on Yaowarat Road
  • Pick up some unique souvenirs on Sampeng Lane
  • Tour at your own pace without the hassle or risk of tour groups

Description

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.

Includes

Self-guided tour through the Action Tour Guide app Unique password (sent by email) for access Live GPS map on your phone Offline functionality Audio narration Written text explanations Route from stop to stop List of stops along the route

Important Information

  • This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map This is not an entry ticket After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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