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Floating Markets & UNESCO Temple

From £86 -£114pp

Bangkok, Thailand

6.30am to 2pm

2-6 people

Floating Markets & UNESCO Temple

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What You'll Do

Explore the amazing Damnoen Saduak floating market, then head on to the Photharam area where you'll visit fascinating Wat Khanon temple. This is a private tour.

Take a ride on a rowboat to get a real sense of the Damnoen Saduak floating market, then go to visit Wat Khanon – a temple that is well known for “Nang Yai”  (Shadow Puppet show) which is performed on the weekends.  It was regarded as a form of high class entertainment in former times.  It combines several art forms including artistic design, handicraft, theatrical art and orchestral music. You’ll then visit the temple and walk around the local Museum which is situated in a Thai traditional house.  You can see the entire set of 313 shadow figures representing characters from the epic story of Ramayana.

This programme helps to preserve the canal way of life at the most famous floating market in Thailand. It also supports one of the six model communities awarded by the Asia Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO for its active role in preserving an intangible cultural heritage.

Experience
Highlights

Explore the famed floating market by boat

Visit a temple and learn the story of Shadow puppets

Enjoy a local lunch in good company

Your Local Host:

Thanawut Supangkaratana

Can you Tell us a little about yourself?

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 A Read More

Reviews (1)

Sophie

Wednesday 17th April, 2019

In the morning we were picked up from our hotel by a guide and a driver and taken to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. We had a private tour of the market and the surrounding neighbourhood by boat and then walked around tasting food and shopping. O...

In the morning we were picked up from our hotel by a guide and a driver and taken to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. We had a private tour of the market and the surrounding neighbourhood by boat and then walked around tasting food and shopping. Our guide was very knowledgable about the area and helped us pick the best foods in the market!

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  • Transfers from Bangkok city
  • Fun, friendly English speaking guide
  • Museum fee
  • Lunch at a local restaurant