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  • February 05, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Royal Sheraton Orchid Hotel
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Chinatown Walking Tour to Sampeng Lane

If you're looking for a little less hectic entry into Bangkok's Chinatown, with plenty of history behind it, come join us on this walking tour, starting from Royal Orchid
Sheraton Hotel along the river, and ending on Yaowarat Road.

From Royal Orchid Sheraton, we'll journey forth along Soi Wanit 2 and Song Wat Road, to Sampeng Lane, one of the oldest brick and mortar Chinese trade lanes in Bangkok, dating back to the time of Rama I in the late eighteenth century.

As this walk will mostly parallel the Chao Phraya River, we'll experience a less congested Chinatown, where shophouses still function very much as they did when first built, with shops located downstairs, and offices or living quarters up.

There are several notable buildings along the way, including Holy Rosary Church, Siam Commercial Bank, Sol Heng Tai Mansion, Wat Pathum Khong, and Peing School, a Chinese school dating back to 1920.

Finally, we'll arrive at Sampeng Lane, where one can find everything from traditional medicine to fabric, bags, stationery, hats, shoes, jewellery, and household goods.

Though Sampeng Lane extends for several blocks, it's a narrow and busy passageway, best explored more thoroughly in small numbers. We'll therefore be exploring just a section or two before heading to Yaowarat Road where the tour will end.

Any free to join for a dimsum lunch on Yaowarat afterwards are welcome to do so, otherwise taxi transportation to MRT Hua Lampong station, or else to home destinations, can easily be found.

Date: Friday, Feb 5th

Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Cost:  200 baht
Member; 240 baht Nonmember
              (Money for lunch, if joining)

Limit:  4 minimum / 12 maximum

Leaders:  Michele, michewells@gmail.com and
               Linda, lindaojbkk@gmail.com

Deadline to sign up online and pay is Tuesday, Feb 2nd.


Location: Royal Sheraton Orchid Hotel
2 Charoen Krung Rd Soi 30
Tel:  02 266 0123

72/1 Sukhumvit Soi 38 • Klong Toey • Bangkok • 10110  
9:00am-4:00pm, Mon-Fri (Limited coverage, 12:30-1:30pm)  
TEL: 02-712-3380, FAX: 02-712-3919  
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