CULTURAL TOUR IN BANGKOK
Cultural tour in Bangkok is a 3-day trip to Bangkok, one of the most iconic capitals in the world, visiting the main historical sights.
Explore the Grand Palace and the main temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Traimit.
Cruise the famous canals on the Chao Phraya River, klongs, on a traditional long-tail boat and admire the wooden houses on stilts reminiscent of the lifestyle in Bangkok over a hundred years ago, back when it was called ”the Venice of the East”.
Immerse yourself in the chaotic and picturesque Damnoen Saduak floating market and at the Umbrella Pull-down Market built on the railway tracks.
This example itinerary can be customised according to actual travel needs and can be combined with other routes.
Length : 3D 2N
From : BANGKOK
To : BANGKOK
Destinations : Bangkok, Railway Market, Damnoen Saduak floating market
01. ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK - RIVER CRUISE
Arrival in Thailand, the “Land of Smiles“. Welcome meeting by our staff at Bangkok International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
We embark on a cruise through the tributaries of the Chao Phraya River in the afternoon to admire the ancient canals, klongs, and the wooden houses on stilts, reminiscent of the lifestyle in Bangkok over a hundred years ago, back when it was called ‘‘the Venice of the East”.
Included : Hotel, tour guide, tickets, boat and private transportation
02. BANGKOK CITY TOUR
Wat Phra Kaew
After breakfast, an unforgettable day of visiting Bangkok’s most important historical sights awaits us.
Visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, the Buddhist complex built in the 17th century, one of the country’s most important historical landmarks for its impressive central Prang encrusted with colourful porcelain.
Afterwards, we cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry and proceed to Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the religious complex housing Thailand’s largest collection of Buddha images, including the 46-metre-long Reclining Buddha statue. It is considered the earliest centre for public education and houses the School of Thai Medicine and the School of Traditional Thai Massage.
Our tour continues with the visit to the Grand Palace, the building complex at the heart of the capital, official residence of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Siam since 1782, followed by the Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Built in 1783 within the perimeter of the Grand Palace, it is considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country. Nearby we pay a visit to Tha Phrachan’s Amulet Market, one of the largest and most important amulet markets in Thailand.
Lastly, we head to the Chinatown district, one of the liveliest and most colourful areas of the capital. Visit Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha, housing the world’s largest solid gold statue weighing 5.5 tonnes and 3 metres high.
Back to the hotel. Free time for the rest of the day.
Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation
03. FLOATING MARKET AND RAILWAY MARKET
Maeklong Railway Market
Early morning transfer to Damnoen Saduak, 90 km from Bangkok in Ratchanaburi province. Upon arrival we embark on a traditional boat to explore the artificial canal built over 150 years ago and its remarkable floating market, where vendors on small wooden boats sell a variety of local products such as Thai snacks, vegetables, colourful fruits, desserts and handicraft items. Over the years, the floating market has become a popular tourist attraction. Nonetheless, it is such a characteristic slice of day-to-day life that it is worth a visit.
Afterwards we go to the coconut sugar farm, specialised in processing coconut and its derivatives, to watch the production process and taste some exquisite products.
Next, we visit the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as the Umbrella Pull-down Market, the most picturesque and authentic Thai market built in 1905 literally on railway tracks still in use today.
At the time, the local authorities decided to build this railway line to transport goods quickly. Today, eight times a day, when traders hear the approaching train, they remove goods and parasols from the rails with astonishing rapidity to enable the train to pass. Right after that, they reset everything and carry on selling until the next train ride.
After the visit, transfer to Bangkok airport in time for your departure flight. .
Included : Breakfast, tour guide, boat and private transportation
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