09:00 AM Our guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel. Walk to the nearest
skytrain station and travel to the Chao Phraya River. Embark on a public taxi
boat to Tha Tien pier. Take a ferry boat across the river to visit Wat Arun
(Temple of Dawn). Then continue to Bangkok's oldest temple (founded in the 17th
century), Wat Pho with its Reclining Buddha. King Rama III turned the temple
into a center of learning, making it in essence Thailand's first university.
Walk back to the pier and depart by taxi boat towards Memorial Bridge and the
largest flower and wet market of Paklong Talad. Here you find a dazzling display
of orchids and flowers grown in the cooler northern regions of the country as
well as vegetables and fruit on sale. A short tuk tuk ride brings you to Bangkok's
vibrant Chinatown district. Ready yourself for a unique experience at a typical
Chinese food shop. Waiters shout orders to the cook, who will prepare each meal
in a matter of minutes. Take in the atmosphere and try some of the local delicacies!
Explore Pahurat Market, located more or less in the heart of "Little India".
This is the place to shop for fabrics, clothing and wedding keepsakes. In Thailand,
it is customary, that guests invited to a wedding reception receive some small
memento of the occasion. Along Pahurat road will see numerous shops sell them
by the dozens in hundreds of varieties. Then continue on foot to visit Sri Gurusingh
Sabha Temple, where local Sikhs come to worship and walk through Sampang Lane,
a labyrinth of small alleys. Here you will find a large variety of stalls and
shops selling cheap clothing and household goods. Walk along Yaowarat Road located
in "The Heart of Chinatown". The street is lined with gold shops,
Chinese herbalists, food stalls selling a large variety of snacks, household
goods, incense and just about everything else. Continue to Ratchawong pier and
return by taxi boat to Taksin Bridge and by skytrain back to your hotel.
Tour departure :
Daily from Bangkok riverside hotels and hotels located in
walking distance of a skytrain station.
Duration (approximate) :
09:00 - 14:30 hrs
Transfer from/to hotel included :
Meals included :
Snack and soft drink
English speaking guide
Validty : Valid from now until 31 Mar 2012
Join / Seat-in-coach tours (SIC)
Prices (Thai Baht)
Private Tour (private car/coach/guide in Thai Baht)
daily departure, per person in a party of