Maeklong Railway Market and local village visit

Summary

Visit the Maeklong Railway market, lunch at a local restaurant and then spend the afternoon in Baan Bang Phlap Village in a homestay with surrounding orchards

An early start 8.00 am heading to Mahachai city where you will pick up  the local train to Maeklong market. This market is located right on the tracks of an active railway line.  When the trains come, the vendors quickly fold away their umbrellas, tables and goods and then put back their stalls when the train passes.

After lunch in a local restaurant we visit Baan Bang Pllap village.  Enjoy this authentic Thai experience in a peaceful, comfortable homestay surrounded by orchards.  You will visit the people who use fruits that have failed quality control and are dried. You can also see how these fruits can be used to make charcoal.  The last house in the village is where kite makers have worked for more than 50 years. Here you are shown how to make a Chula Kite from a kite master who guarantees all of his kites fly!

You will head back to your hotel in Bangkok for around 5pm

This programme supports the community of Baan Bang Phlap.  Who have established their own organisation to manage community-based, eco and agro-tourism.

What's Included

 

  • Pick up and drop off from Bangkok hotel / city centre
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Drinking water and cold towels
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