Our guide and driver will meet you at the dock at Khlong Toey port in Bangkok. Port fees are included in the tour price. We may need to adjust the program to the cruise timing.
Explore Bangkok in comfort with a luxury minivan. In case you like to experience a tuk tuk ride, we can still make this a part of the tour.
We start the day with the flower market. This wholesale flower market opens around the clock. Fresh flowers are big business here since they are indispensable in Buddhist ceremonies. Thais use them for both worships and decorations. Apart from colorful sights and beautiful aromas, this is also a good opportunity to taste various kinds of fresh tropical fruits.
Next, we visit Wat Pho that houses the country’s most beautiful reclining Buddha with an impressive length of 46 meters. Besides being the temple with a stupa containing the ashes of Chakri Dynasty’s first king, this temple was once a “medical school” for people who wanted to study Traditional Thai Medicine. Courses on Traditional Thai massage are still being offered.
Then, we cross the river to Bangkok landmark, Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. The 67 meters high corn-shaped pagoda or (Pra Prang in Thai) represents Mount Meru, the center of the universe in Buddhist-Hindu cosmology. The Prang “supported” by demons, monkeys, and divinities is surrounded by the four continents. The structure’s exterior is decorated with small pieces of Chinese porcelain, a unique feature introduced by King Rama III.
We take a break at a riverside restaurant where a delicious Thai lunch is freshly prepared for you.
Later on, we take you on a relaxing long-tailed boat tour to see the local life in the Venice of the East. Explore the canals and enjoy the view of wooden houses on stilts.
Optional attractions are also available, possibilities may be limited by your cruise timing. If you want to make the most of your time in Bangkok, you can personalize your tour on the booking form:
- Replace Wat Arun with the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (emerald Buddha Temple, if you don’t mind the crowds then this is a spectacular place to visit)
- Add Chinatown for a more local experience in the oldest district of Bangkok
- Enjoy a 30-minute relaxing traditional Thai or foot massage at Wat Pho temple
- Visit Jim Thompson House (includes a guided tour by museum guide)