Explore a vibrant, canal-side part of Bangkok and meet the communities that live on them, and enjoy the slower pace of traditional life.
Board a long-tailed boat and head down the Chao Phraya river and canals (khlongs) of Thonburi, the original site where Bangkok was founded before King Rama moved the capital across the river. Thonburi is the otherside of the Bangkok river that will give you a glimpse of a slower local pace of life. A traditional long-tailed boat will take you to Bangkok Yai canal where you’ll stop by the Klong Bang Luang community, an artistic village, which preserves the memories of the past and their traditional way of life.
One of the places that we will stop at is the Baan Silapin (The House of Artist). This is a traditional Thai house that has been converted into a public space to preserve art and traditional performance styles such as puppetry.
Next, you’ll visit the temple of King Taksin, King of Thonburi, where you will learn about Thailand’s old capital. You’ll then get a chance to meander through Talat Phlu, an old community of Thai-Chinese people with the streets filled with food vendors. Your local guide will help you select the best snacks according to your preference.
The day ends with a Rod Krapong experience – the most popular local transportation used, to return to the BTS Skytrain Station.
This tours starts at either 9am or 1pm, depending on your preference.