Exploring Bangkok by Bike
Start the day with your first Thai breakfast at the hotel, and then in the afternoon meet up with your local guide to start exploring Bangkok by bike!
Your guide will show you the Bangkok that most people don’t have the chance to visit.
Away from the shopping malls and tourist hotspots of metropolitan Bangkok, we’ll discover the western bank of the Chao Phraya River and the third capital of Siam: Thonburi.
We’ll ride through the Bang Rak neighbourhood, head to the pier and take a ferry over to this less-traveled destination.
Today, Thonburi is a vibrant local community of people and places that we’ll explore as we ride through the back streets, contrasting with the imposing skyscrapers of downtown.
Next, we’ll take secret paths to the Turtle Temple, where these sacred animals are kept in a beautiful garden. This area is also home to a Sino-Portuguese community with a long and fascinating history. We’ll stop at a museum-café to learn about the history and taste the local pastries made with recipes passed down through generations.
We’ll then change gears from these hidden enclaves and visit one of Bangkok’s greatest landmarks: The Temple of the Dawn, Wat Arun, as sunset shows us a different side to this majestic highlight. Leaving Thonburi behind, we’ll embark on another ferry and cross the river back into the city. Right at the pier we’ll stop at a little rooftop bar with views of the surrounding sites and enjoy a cold refreshment before we continue.
To end the biking adventure, we will enjoy a night time bike ride through an unusually quiet Bangkok. There are few better ways to enjoy the sites of Bangkok than when most of the other visitors have retreated to their hotels.
We’ll visit the must-see Wat Po temple and enjoy an almost silent and magical experience where, only hours earlier, stampeding hordes were clicking away with their cameras! As we start to cycle back we’ll stop and admire the spectacular Flower Market where we’ll also have chance to sample some authentic Thai street food.
You will arrive back to the hotel at around 9.30pm.
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