CULTURAL TOUR IN BANGKOK
Cultural tour in Bangkok is a 3 days itinerary in one of the most world’s iconic capital and includes the major historic highlights.
Discover the Grand Palace complex and the main temples Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Traimit.
Glide through the klongs on a longtail boat to admire wooden stilt houses that resemble old scenes of Thai life style over hundred years ago once Bangkok use to be called “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 by our staff at Bangkok international airport and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon we embark a cruise through the tributary of the Chao Phraya River to admire the city’s more remote canals, klongs, wooden riverside stilt houses, that resemble the old scenes of Thai life style over hundred years ago once Bangkok use to be called “Venice of the East”.
Included : Hotel, tour guide, tickets, boat and private transportation
02. BANGKOK CITY TOUR
Wat Phra Kaew
After breakfast we begin an unforgettable day trip to the most important Bangkok’s cultural sights.
Visit Wat Arun, know also as the Temple of Down, a Buddhist temple complex built in 17th century, among the most important historic landmark in Thailand for the impressive central Prang encrusted with colourful porcelain.
Afterwards we cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry and proceed to Wat Pho, know also as the Reclining Buddha Temple, a Buddhist temple complex which houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, including a 46 m long reclining Buddha. Is considered the oldest center for public education and includes a school of Thai Medicine and traditional Thai Massage.
We continue the visits to the Grand Palace, the buildings complex at the heart of the capital, official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782, and to Wat Phra Kaew, commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Built in 1783 within the precincts of the Grand Palace, is considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country. Nearby we visit Tha Phrachan’s Amulet Market, one of the largest and most important amulet market in Thailand.
Afterwards we head to Chinatown, which is one of the liveliest part of the capital. Visit Wat Traimit, or Golden Buddha Temple, houses the world’s largest solid gold statue, 3 metres tall and 5.5 tonnes weight.
At the end return to the hotel. The afternoon is free at your leisure.
Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, tickets and private transportation
03. FLOATING MARKET AND RAILWAY MARKET
Maeklong Railway Market
In the early morning we transfer to Damnoen Saduak at 90 km west of Bangkok in Ratchanaburi province. Upon arrival we embark on a traditional boat to explore the man-made canal built over 150 years ago and its notable floating market, where vendors on small wooden boats sell a variety of local products, Thai snacks, vegetable, colourful fruits, desserts and handicraft items. Over the years the floating market became a touristic attraction and is often crowded. However is an iconic sightseeing worth the visit.
We continue to the nearby coconut sugar farm to taste the sweet coconut sugar juice before to head back to the hotel.
Later we visit the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Umbrella Pull-down Market, the most picturesque and authentic market literally atop train tracks since 1905. Officials decided to build a railway to easier delivery the products. Eight times a day when vendors hear the sound of the train getting close they rapidly move their basket of goods and umbrellas away to clear the tracks. Right after the passage of the train, the sellers pull down their umbrellas and move their goods back on the tracks and simply carry on with their day.
Afterwards return to Bangkok and transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight.
Included : Breakfast, tour guide, boat and private transportation
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