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Thonburi Experience

From £30 pp

Bangkok, Thailand

3 hours

Private tour (2-6)

Thonburi Experience

From £30 pp

What You'll Do

Explore a vibrant, canal-side part of Bangkok and meet the communities that live on them, and enjoy the slower pace of traditional life.

Board a long-tailed boat and head down the Chao Phraya river and canals (khlongs) of Thonburi, the original site where Bangkok was founded before King Rama moved the capital across the river. Thonburi is the otherside of the Bangkok river that will give you a glimpse of a slower local pace of life.  A traditional long-tailed boat will take you to Bangkok Yai canal where you’ll stop by the Klong Bang Luang community, an artistic village, which preserves the memories of the past and their traditional way of life.

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.

Next, you’ll visit the temple of King Taksin, King of Thonburi, where you will learn about Thailand’s old capital. You’ll then get a chance to meander through Talat Phlu, an old community of Thai-Chinese people with the streets filled with food vendors.  Your local guide will help you select the best snacks according to your preference.

The day ends with a Rod Krapong experience – the most popular local transportation used, to return to the BTS Skytrain Station.

This tours starts at either 9am or 1pm, depending on your preference.

 

Experience
Highlights

Visit Thonburi on the other side of the Bangkok river on a long-tailed boat

Visit an artistic village and the temple of the king of Thonburi

Walk through Talat Phlu and taste typical dishes of Bangkok

Your Local Host:

Thanawut Supangkaratana

I’m from Bangkok and have lived here my entire life. I started my career straight after completing my degree, which was in hospitality and tourism, and began working as a tour guide in Bangkok and did so for 10 years. During this time, I travelled through the whole of Thailand and South East Asia, as well as, a lot of the rest of Asia. Aro Read More

Location Information

Meet your guide at BTS Saphan Taksin Skytrain station, exit number 1 around the ticket counter.

Start times are 9am or 1pm; please let us know what is best for you when booking in the comment section.

  • Transportation fee, including a long-tailed boat and Rod Krapong
  • English speaking guide
  • Drinking water and snacks
  • Entrance fee and activity as mentioned
  • Travel insurance

FAQs

Please dress up modestly suitable for temple visiting and boat hopping (avoid see-through, vests, sleeveless shirts, mini skirt/shorts).