About the Activity:
- Start your tour from Sathorn Pier near Saphan Taksin sky train station or after getting picked up from your hotel if you have chosen for a private tour around 08:30 AM.
- Travel in a taxi boat and enjoy the beauty of the Chaopraya river before you visit Wat Prayun wong Sawat to see a man made mountain housing a pond in the middle.
- Stroll along the pathways on the riverbank and mingle with the local people and learn about their day to day life.
- You can explore an old Chinese shrine inside the local market while you stroll through the market.
- Visit Wat Kalayanamitr in Thonburi and get a chance to see the gigantic Buddha image called Laung Po To.
- Get the chance to shop at Talat Ta Wang Lang and also try out different food items.
- Enjoy a typical Thai lunch with your friends or family and conclude the tour around 04:30 PM after exploring the Amulet market.
Day 1 -
Our meeting point is at Sathorn Pier (near Saphan Taksin Sky Train Station).
Avoid tourist crowds and get on an express taxi boat, one of Bangkoki's main transportation means, carrying passengers from suburbs into downtown for their work. Grab yourself a seat if you can find one, but better be fast. Along the Chaopraya River or known as River of King, you can start taking pictures of those 5 stars hotels like Pennisula, Mandarin Oriental or Shagrila etc as well as observing the harmony of Thai society which even though Thailand is a rich Buddhist country, there are churches, mosques and Buddhist temples standing next to each other in the same community.
Don’t leave Thailand if you have not tried Tuk Tuk. Want it fast want it slow? Tell your driver. Our warning is the more you laugh, the faster it goes! Just a short ride and soon, we will be at a unique temple Wt Prayun wongsa wat.In the temple there is a man- made Stone Mountain made into cemetery to keep ashes, built in the middle a pound where hundreds of turtle are living together with numbers of enormous fish. Buy a plate of fish ball or bread to feed the turtles to prolong your life as in Buddhism Turtle is a symbol of long life.
Stroll along the very small pathway, passing a small primary school in the old community, formerly Portugal quarter and visit Santa Cruz Church located on the Chaopraya river bank. Get pleasure from walking along the waterfront of river. Cannot be missed is an over hundred year-old Chinese Shrine. Be amazed with its antique wooden architecture. Gain some spiritual insights while watching people burning lot of incense, praying homage to their Chinese Gods and Goddess.
Next is Wat Kalayanamit,a beautiful but hidden temple of Thonburi which houses a magnificent astonishing gigantic Buddha image, Laung Po To(Big Buddha). Highlight of the day: Take experience the exhilarating James Bond long tail boat through the canals or klongs of Bangkok. Get a touch of oriental life style.
Get off the boat at Wat Rakang(Ra-kang means bell). Locally famous for a monk name Luang Po To, who had power over a hundred years ago until today is highly respected by many Buddhists both Thais and foreigners. There are many lot bells in the temple as Thai believe that if you get to ring the bells in this temple, it will bring you fame. So want to be famous? Before leaving the temple don’t forget to ring a bell there.
Continue the journey passing Patravadi Theater, owned by former Thai actress who converted her childhood house into an art school and theater for children. Stop at Talat Ta Wang Lang, a non-tourist market. Everywhere you see is FOOD. Squeezing with locals in this small market for it is an absolute chaos market, but highlighted with tasty food and colourful clothes.
Now it is lunch time (late lunch incld.). Take a break in a Thai restaurant on the river bank. Enjoy the view of Choapraya River as you enjoy your meal.
After lunch,get on a ferry crossing back to Bangkok side. Take a look at Amulet Market, or Talat Phra Kreung(Talat: market, Phra Kreung: amulet), always crowded with hundreds of people especially on weekends, offering and bargaining their prices for amulets and Buddha images.
End the tour with express boat back to Sathorn Pier.
Veg and Non Veg
Local market tour
All entry fees
Transportation by public services like taxi boat, buses and tuk tuk.
Comfortable walking shoes
Dress modestly as you will visit temples and shrines.
Avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts.
Children should be accompanied by minimum two adults.
This activity can be availed as a private or group tour
Cancellations made before 3 days prior to the booked date will result in 90% refund
Hereafter, the package doe not qualify for any refund
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.