People associate Bangkok and Thailand with Buddhism, yet it is city where many cultures live in harmony alongside each other. This tour visits a stretch of the riverbank on the Thonburi side where many original communities remain and passes by Thai temples, Chinese shrines, churches and mosques. Yet, this is not a tour about religion, but rather one where we explore the diverse local cultures and the stories of how these groups arrived in the area. The tour starts with a walk along Tha Din Daeng which is a foodies paradise. Here we will pick up local snacks to eat along the way. The tour then takes a combination of small backstreets and riverside paths as we pass by the Princess Mother's Memorial Park, shrines, mosques, and a Portuguese Catholic community famous for it's desserts. Finally we arrive at the famous Wat Kalayanamit before heading back across the river where the tour will finish near the flower market.
This walk is about 3.5km and suitable for anyone with moderate fitness.
Note: When the tour is in the afternoon it provides a great opportunity to visit a rooftop bar when the tour finishes and watch the sunset over Wat Arun. During the period April to September when the tour is in the morning, afternoon tours are available on demand, but it can get hot!
Included: Guide, food and drinks, transport during the tour, insurances
Excluded: Pick up / drop off from hotels, tips, alcoholic drinks
The start time varies throughout the year in order to avoid walking when too hot
October to March Join-in tours start at 2pm and finishes approx 5:30pm
April to September Join-in tours start at 8:30am and finishes approx 12 noon
The meeting point
Saphan Taksin BTS. Full details will be sent to you on booking.