Vintage Chinese Community and Cooking Workshop

THB 1,600 /person

Vintage Chinese Community and Cooking Workshop


Travel back in time at the hidden Chinese community of Ban Chak Ngaew in Pattaya (2 hrs from Bangkok), aka the “Chinatown of the East.”

In this well-preserved time-capsule, you will enjoy various home-cooked family recipes that have stood the test of time, having been passed on from generation to generation in the local wooden market.

Experience this “living museum” and learn the quaint uniqueness of traditional Thai-Chinese culture through interactions with community inhabitants, vintage houses, the community shrine and new friends eager to share local ways of living.

Top it off with a fun cooking experience where a local auntie will pass on her secrets for cooking authentic Thai home recipes!

Local Master

Auntie Kim

“What we are trying to do is not to just create tourist activities, but activities that tell the story of our culture, family and heritage which have been passed down through the generations. We want to preserve our precious inheritance for future generations.”


16:00 p.m. - 19:00 p.m.




English / Thai

Trip Type


  • Pay your respects at the Chao Mae Thapthim shrine, in homage to the goddess of the sea and maritime travel
  • Explore local ways of living in the hidden Chinese community just steps away from the pub-ridden Pattaya atmosphere
  • Savor various home cooked recipes, tasting street food to your heart’s delight along the famed Thai-Chinese food street housed in Ban Chak Ngaew
  • Learn how to make a decades-old family recipe of deep-fried crab meat roll (Hoi Jo) with a local auntie
  • Visit the old-fashioned theater, the community’s entertainment area in the past which is over half a century old
  • Stroll along a small walking street (Trok Rong Ya) filled with old opium dens
  • Feel positive about your travels! Your trip helps to bolster income for the local Ban Chak Ngaew community & create social impact! 

Meeting point

Chao Mae Tubtim Shrine, Ban Chak Ngaew community

Drop off point

Chak Ngaeo Rama cinema, Ban Chak Ngaew community

Where you will be

Ban Chak Ngaew community

More Info


  • 2 People = THB 2,850 / person
  • 3 People = THB 2,300 / person
  • 4 People = THB 2,000/ person
  • 5 People = THB 1,900/ person
  • 6 People = THB 1,800/ person
  • 7 People = THB 1,700 / person
  • 8 People = THB 1,600/ person


  • Activities as stated in the program 
  • An English speaking licensed tour guide  
  • All entrance fees  
  • Water 
  • Travel insurance 
  • VAT 7% 


  • Pick up and drop off to your doorstep 
  • Dinner 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Tips / gratuities for drivers or guide (optional) 


Empty stomach ;)


Comfortable clothes and walking shoes


None, newbie are welcome!


  • Please note all food allergies and restriction upon booking
  • For a large group or booking with children age 3-12, please contact us at
  • Minimum booking 2 people/trip
  • Please note all allergies when booking
  • Adult price: Age 13++
  • Children price: Age 3-12 - 20% Off adult retail price
  • Infant price: Age 0-2 - Free of Charge


  • Cancellation made 14 days before activity date > Receive full refund
  • Cancellation between 2 -14 days before activity date > Will be charged 50% of the total payment
  • Cancellation less than 2 days before activity date > Will be charged 100% of the total payment
  • No show> Will be charged 100% of the total payment.
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