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Bangkok is a very diverse city, which compliments both modern life and traditional Thai life. In this Thonburi tour in Bangkok, you will experience more of the traditional side of Thailand. You’ll be away from the usual tourist spots to discover Thonburi, with its canals and small tight knit communities that still make their lives by the river in the heart of Thailand’s capital city.
There are two start times to choose from for your boat tour in Bangkok, you can either select a 09:00 or 13:00 start. Your Thonburi tour guide will meet you at BTS Saphan Taksin Skytrain Station at Exit 1. Your Thonburi guide will take you to a traditional long-tailed boat that’ll sail down the Chao Phraya River and canals (khlongs) of Thonburi.
For those who are also looking to learn a little history if Bangkok, this Thonburi boat tour is perfect as you will be visiting the original site where Bangkok was founded, as Thonburi was the centre piece of Bangkok before King Rama I moved the capital across the river to the Rattanakosin Island. Your Thonburi tour guide will be able to give you detailed information as to how Bangkok has developed over the centuries.
The khlongs of Thonburi, (khlongs is a translation of canals) offer a fantastic insight into a slower pace of more traditional life. In the long-tailed boat we will sail into Bangkok Yai canal and meet some of the locals and learn about their way of life. The next stop on this Thonburi boat tour will be to visit the Klong Bang Luang community and here you will be able to learn about the crafts of the areas as well as more about their traditional ways of life.
This Bangkok boat tour will continue through the local areas, giving you the opportunity to admire the magnificent architecture of majestic temples. We will then cruise across to Talat Phlu through to the area of traditional Thai-Chinese community. We will stop here to enable you and your senses to enjoy the fragrant aromas, wonderful, colourful sights and exotic dishes as you pass by the various street food stalls. Your Bangkok tour guide will help select some of the best snacks for you to taste.
Finally we’ll head back to BTS Wuttakat Skytrain Station by Rod Krapong, which is the most popular way to get around Bangkok.
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