Away from shopping malls and tourist spots, Thonburi is a different shade of Bangkok by exploring canals and the communities that still live on them, right in the heart of the modern metropolis.
09.00 AM or 01.00 PM, you will meet your guide at BTS Saphan Taksin Skytrain station, exit number 1. A Long-tailed Boat whisks you down the Chao Phraya River and canals (khlongs) of Thonburi – the original site where Bangkok was founded, before King Rama I moved the capital's epicentre across the river to the Rattanakosin Island.
Just across the river from Bangkok, the khlongs of Thonburi offer a glimpse into a slower pace of life. The long-tailed boat will take you into Bangkok Yai canal to see the way of life. Then we will stop by Klong Bang Luang community along the canal which brings alive back by a former of Baan Silapin (The House of Artist) to maintain the memories of the past and traditional ways of life. The Canal has been restored into a culture tourist area, which can see from the architecture, habitation, ancient remain, and former community of residents living.
Then continue boat riding to the local area, admire the architecture and background of temples are known as the temples of KING TAKSIN the great, the king of THONBURI era.
Next, you meander to TALAT PHLU thru the old community of Thai-Chinese people. You are delighted by the fragrant aromas and exotic dishes as you pass the various street vendors. Your expert guide selects the best snacks or desserts for your tasting.
Then we will be dropped off at BTS WUTTAKAT Skytrain station by ROD KRAPONG which is the most popular local transportation.
Activities and Experiences:
- Long-Tailed Boat Experience.
Riding a long-tailed boat is a bit of an adventure in itself – the distinct narrow, beautifully crafted wooden hull is powered by the famous long-tailed engine.
- Khlong Bang Luang Community (Bangkok Artists Village).
Khlong Bang Luang, an artist’s village filled with stilted homes, art studios, antique shops, family-run cafes, galleries and guesthouses. This eclectic and creative community is welcoming to tourists and full of some of the friendliest people.
Temple of the KING TAKSIN, King of Thonburi
We will stop by the highlight temple of Thonburi, learn about brief of Thailand previous capital.
- Local snacks or desserts tasting.
If China Town Bangkok is the heaven for the street food lover, Talat Phlu is paradise. Let's try the local snacks or dessert of the area.
This program is supporting Thai Puppet Performance conservation at Baan Silapin (Artist's House). There is a local arts & performance school for the kids who living in Khlong Bang Luang community to use their free time productively and stay away from all vices.
Transportation fee; Long-tailed boat & Rod Krapong (local transportation)
English Speaking Guide
Drinking water and snack
Entrance fee and activity as mentioned