WT-W02 : Bangkok Old City Trail

Overview :
walking tour + lunch

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Duration :
7 hrs
Price : 2,350 THB
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Our meeting point is at Asia Hotel (Ratchatewi Sky Train Station) or at your hotel for private tour .

The day starts at a pier of Klong Sansaeb. Get on a Taxi Boat together with bunch of the locals. Along this canal, small houses and shops are to be seen. Our first visit is GoldenMountain, a golden Pagoda, part of Wat Sraket,once the highest point of the capital. Pay respect to holy Buddha relics which is housed in a pagoda, covered again on top by a gigantic outstanding Stupa. Claim up to its top point to have the fabulous panoramic view of Rattanakosin Island, roof of many temples, the greenery trees, Chaophaya River and old houses. Definitely impressive View!

After coming down from Golden Mt., the journey continues to Bamrung Muang Rd.,one of the oldest streets in Bangkok. Stop at Ban Baat, the only remaining village of three established in Bangkok by King Rama I for the purpose of handcrafting bàat (monk’s bowls). Monk bowls are used to collect alms/offers from the faithful Buddhists every early morning. Villagers here still make the Batt for a living.  Move on the dame road passing the  old shop houses, built since end of 19th century, selling monk's accessories and different sizes of Buddha images from tiny little ones to gigantic sizes. Visit a marvellous temple   Wat Suthat,a royal temple with a stunning precious Buddha image, aged over 700 years old. Take photo withSao Ching Cha orGiant Swing,made of teak wood with 22 meters long.

The trip continue with a drive on a Tuk Tuk, passing the old historical part of Bangkok to Wat Ratbophit,a hidden but beautiful temple.You will be amazed by the temple’s architectural exterior with exquistic European influenced interior.

Visit Brahmin Chapel, before stopping at old streets which have a lot of non-luxurious but food stands, along the road sides. Most of the shops here have opened for more than half a century.  Just about in time for lunch. The streets truly invite you to try local food along the way.

A chance for you to try Typical Thai lunch of your choice e.g Pad Thai, noodle soup, Pad Kra Pao (pork fried with brazil leafs & chilli), roasted duck/pork..etc....yummy! (Lunch is included)

After lunch is Tiger Shrine, the most popular worshipping shrines of Chinese in Thailand. The Thai-Chinese come to pay homage and ask for their wishes from the Tiger God, offering raw pork and hundreds of egg to the god as their offers.  Take a short ride on Thai Ferrari, Tuk Tuk to Thailand’s popular backpacker street, Khao San Road.

Last but not least, after walking the whole day, let us cherish you with traditional Thai foot massage. After a relaxing massage, take another public transport, Chaopraya Taxi Boat and savor the evening view of the river, observing the Bangkokians daily life as it is time for them to go home. Many Bangkokians still choose to use taxi boat since it is much faster than being stuck in the heavy traffic. We say good bye to you at Sathorn Pier.

You are about to complete a day of Bangkokian life style.  Don’t wait any longer. Book Now!

Tour duration:                      8.45 am -  4.30pm. (approx 7 hrs)

Meeting time:                      8.30 a.m.

Meeting Point:                     Asia Hotel Lobby @ Ratchathewi Sky Train Station

Price person (THB):           Private Tour           2,400 THB        minimum 2 persons   pick up at hotel lobby
                                                Join Tour                 1,900 THB        (3-8 persons)               meeting point at Sathon Pier                                                                                                Children 5-12 years get 25% discount (with minimum 2 adults)

Inclusions:            

  • English speaking tour guide, all entrance fee, water, cool towels for refreshing, public transport (tuk tuk, bus, taxi boat, taxi, different kinds of public transport to convenience you during the trip)
  • Lunch  (1 Thai Dish/person)  drinks not included
  • 1 Hours Traditional Foot massage

Exclusion                            

  • Tip for your masseur
  • Gratitude for guide not necessary but it is up to you!

Help the world go GREEN: Thank you for taking this tour! You are certainly an Environmental friendly person by participating Bangkok Safari!  This tour travels by public transport, reducing the pollution caused by individual transport.   

Tour Tip:

  • Templesare sacred places, please dress politely. No Shorts, no sleeveless shirts.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, bring along your hat. The weather can be rather hot. Sun block helps.
  • Along the walking route, there are always a lot of interesting things and surprises or may be culture shocks to discover from the local life style. 

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