Exploring Bangkok by long tail boat is a great way to get a glimpse into the timeless charm of the city. Your boat takes you behind the scenes of Bangkok to experience local life and to visit some extraordinary places, that you would not be able to find yourself. Bangkok’s canals (klongs) are a remarkable contrast to the frenetic pace of the rest of the city. There’s a whole way of life to see on the klongs...
Meet up with your guide who will accompany you to the nearby pier to board your long tail boat. From here you’ll move down the Chao Phraya, the main river in Bangkok, with amazing backdrop views of the Bangkok skyline before making a turn to enter the klongs. You will pass a range of local wooden stilt houses with clothes hanging to be dried in the sun and a local “7 eleven”, klong style. You will hear Thai music being played from the houses, you will see birds watching at the passing boats, if you are lucky you will spot one of the sunbathing lizards.
The first stop is at the temple Wat Khun Chan. Drink in the sight of the postmodern temples on one side of the klongs and the soak up the feeling of days gone by on the other, with the beauty of the river crossing through the landscape. From there it’s onwards to the Artist Village, with old wooden walkways, an old barber shop, an old grocery, vintage posters, colors of freedom, and a small stupa licking the sunlight. Feel the quietness surrounding this place. A stop will be made where you can feed holy Catfish. It’s a remarkable sight when hundreds of fish come to the surface seemingly out of nowhere!
Upon leaving the klongs you will see several houses on stilts and how locals live in small houses on the river. Then we leave the quietness and get back to the noisy Chao Phraya river. Your trip ends at Pier 9 on the Chao Phraya River, from where you you can visit the nearby temples on your own, continue to the shopping malls, or return to your accommodation.
Discover wooden houses on stilts and authentic local life in Bangkok's outer klongs
Explore two of Bangkok's hidden gems: The Artist Village and Wat Khun Chan Temple.
Feed the hundreds of catfish and see the river come to life
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You will be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok and taken to the pier to start your journey through the backwaters of Bangkok.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Pier 9 on the Chao Phraya River, where your guide will be happy to offer you recommendations on where to go, and what to do, next.