Thonburi Experience

Summary

Explore a local side of Bangkok by canal and meet the communities that live on them.

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 and will give you a glimpse of a slower local pace of life.  The long-tailed boat will take you to Bangkok Yai canal and will stop by Klong Bang Luang community an Artistic village,which preserves the memories of the past and their traditional way of life.

 

Visit the temople of King Taksin, king of Thonburi where you will learn about Thailand’s previous capital.

 

You will 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 or desserts for your tasting.

 

We end the day wiyh a Rod Krapong experience which is the most popular local transportation to return to the BTS Wuttakat Skytrain Station.

 

This programme supports local arts & performance school for kids who live in the Khlong Bang Luang community.

Highlights of the Trip

 

  • Long-tailed boat ride
  • Visit Thonburi on the other side of the Bangkok river.
  • Visit an artistic village and the temple of the king of Thonburi
  • Walk through Talat Phlu and taste typical dishes of Bangkok.

What's Included

 

  • Transportation fee, long-tailed boat and Rod Krapong
  • English speaking guide
  • Drinking water and snacks

What's Not Included

 

  • Round trip transportation to the meeting point

Location Information

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

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