If you would like to get away from shopping malls and typical tourist spots in Bangkok try popping across the river to visit Thonburi.
Here you can enjoy a slower pace of life and explore the canals and the communities that live on them with a boat ride.
- Explore Thoburi and learn about the local way of life
- Long-Tail Boat ride to explore the canals
- Explore the Khlong Bang Luang Community which is known as Bangkok’s Artists Village
- Visit the temple of King Taskin
- Enjoy some local snacks and taste some desserts! Thonburi is known for its street food
- Rod Krapong ride
At either 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM, you will meet your guide at BTS Saphan Taksin Skytrain station, Exit 1.
A long-tailed boat will then take you into Bangkok Yai canal to explore. The Canal has been restored into a cultural tourist area, which can see from the architecture, habitation, ancient remains and remnants of old communities.
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.
Continue the boat ride to the local area and admire the architecture and the temples of KING TAKSIN the great who was the king of the THONBURI era.
Then you can meander to TALAT PHLU through the old community of Thai-Chinese people. The aromas and exotic dishes will delight you as you pass the various street vendors and your expert guide will select the best snacks or desserts for you to taste.
Then the tour will end and you will take a Rod Kaprong ride to the BTS WUTTAKAT Skytrain station.
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.
Prices: Private Tour
Transportation fee; Long-tailed boat & Rod Krapong (local transportation)
English Speaking Guide
Drinking water and snack
Entrance fee and activity as mentioned