BANGKOK BOAT & WALKS
See why Bangkok used to be called “the Venice of the East” by exploring its canals and the communities that still live on them, right in the heart of the modern metropolis. 08.30 AM or 12.30 PM, you will meet your guide at BTS Saphan Taksin skytrain station, exit number 2. 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 epicenter 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. 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 local area, admire the architecture and background of temples is 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 dishs 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.
- Bangkok Artist’s House
The highlight of visiting is the traditional Thai puppet performance in the afternoon. Sometimes they randomly don’t have the show because the artists occasionally get invited out by private functions.
Highlight temples at THONBURI side.
We will introduce the short brief about Thonburi before dinner and stop by some mainly attractions in TALAT PHLU area. Such as, WAT INTHARAM (King Taksin Temple).
- Local snacks or desserts tasting.
If China Town Bangkok is the heaven for 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.
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Transportation fee ; Long-tailed boat & Rod Krapong (local transportation).
English Speaking Guide.
Drinking water and snack.
Entrance fee and activity as mentioned.