Thachalom is a small Thai-Chinese town located in Samut Sakhon province and is just an hour drive from Bangkok.
It is one of the largest fresh seafood centers in the country and is an interesting place to explore. With the Countryside Rickshaw Tour, you will get to see the main attractions of this fishing village and also learn from the locals!
- Ride on a local train
- Visit local attractions such as Wat Laem Suwannaram Temple, a Chinese God Shrine and Wat Chong Lom Temple
- Explore Mahchai with a samlor (three-wheeled bike) tour
- Choose either an indigo dye workshop or learn how to make a Thai herbal compress ball
- Taste some local food
The guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby at 9:00AM. We will then lead you to Thachalom by private vehicle to meet with the local guide at the community centre.
Then you will take a rickshaw tour of the Thai-Chinese village. Here, you will get to explore the main attractions of the village.
The first stop is the old-school train station, which is approximately 100 years old. Next, you will experience the architecture of the ancient wooden Buddhist hall, Wat Laem Suwannaram Temple.
You will then visit the Chinese God Shrine before being taken by your local guide to taste a refreshing Thai herbal drink. Then we will visit Wat Chong Lom Temple to see an amazing wall painting.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
After lunch you can choose your activity: an indigo-dye workshop or make a Thai herbal compress ball.
In the indigo-dye workshop you will use traditional practices and also natural ingredients to dye your own scarf. You will be able to take your creation home as a souvenir.
Otherwise, you will be able to make your own herbal compress ball. The local therapist will show you what herbs to put into your compress and then use this to give you a traditional Thai massage.
At 3:00PM we will drive back to Bangkok by private vehicle.