Bangkok Old Quarter Walks

Summary

Take a public boat to Wat Saket the Golden Mount with amazing views over Bangkok then walk through the old quarter and experience local life.

Meet your guide at 9.00am at CHAO Hostel Bangkok. You will be taken on a local public boat to Wat Saket known as Golden Mount.  To reach the top you’ll need to climb 318 steps. You will then be taken to a small village where you will see the age-old crafting of bowls from raw steel using only their hands and a hammer. Then we will walk to the Buddha Street in the centre of the old town.

Visit a local café have some coffee, tea and snacks before heading back to the meeting point.

This tour uses public transport and supports the Baan Bat community to preserve their traditions and way of working.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Visit Golden Mount & Wat Saket
  • See the handmade Monk’s Alm Bowl Community
  • Explore the amulet market in the temple in the middle of Bangkok old town
  • Golden Mount & Wat Saket

To the reach the top of the Golden Mount, you must ascend an exhausting 318 steps. On a clear day, the view from the top includes old Rattanakosin Island and the rooftops of Bangkok.

  • Handmade Monk’s Alm Bowl Community

Literally translated as ‘house of monk’s alms bowl’, Bann Bat is perhaps the last existing place in Bangkok that still hammers out – by hand. Nowadays less than five households continue to make a living selling their craft. The community originally fled war in Ayutthaya to take refuge in Bangkok and although the community has declined due to the introduction of factory produced Bat, there are still a small number of families making alms bowl in the traditional way.

  • Buddha Street and Amulet Market

In the middle of Bangkok old town, there is the second oldest road of Bangkok call Bamrung Muang Road, every single business sells Monk’s accessories such as the golden Buddha statues, yellow candles, monks’ supplies, and other religious items. Rather than the shops on street. There is a hidden amulet market in the temple where you can see and learn how is the belief of Buddhists.

What's Included

  • Drinking water and cold towel
  • English speaking guide
  • Local transportation and entrance fees

What's Not Included

  • Round trip transportation to the meeting point

Location Information

Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Skytrain BTS National Stadium station, exit number 3

Other Information

9 am start

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