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Your tour of Bangkok’s Old Quarter will begin at 09:00, where you will meet your Bangkok tour guide at CHAO Hostel, from there you will head to the river to take the local public transport of river boat to Wat Saket, or more commonly known to outsiders as Golden Mount, a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi.
The chedi houses are home to a Buddha relic that stands grandly welcoming worshippers all year round to enjoy Bangkok's skyline from a bird’s eye view. The Bangkok Old Town Tour continues as take a short walk across to Baan Bat or Monk's Bowl Village, this is a tiny village with an age-old craft, we will meet the Baan Bat locals who create beautiful bowls from raw steel using traditional techniques and just the use of their hands and a hammer. It's then off to Buddha Street, which is in the centre of Bangkok old town. It's at this point on your Bangkok Old Quarter tour when you can explore the local shops and discover the eclectic range of goods for sale from delightful laughing Buddhas to Guan Yin from China.
The final destination on your Bangkok old town tour is a local cafe, here you can enjoy a tea or coffee and a locally made snack before heading back to the meeting point, travelling by local public boat at around mid-day.
Highlights of your Bangkok Old Quarter Tour include...
· Visiting Golden Mount & Wat Saket
· Meet Baan Bat Locals and learn about the Handmade Monk's Alm Bowl community
· Visit Buddha Street
· Visit Amulet Market
This tour of Bangkok's Old Town is a tour that takes responsible travel into account, the environmental aspects have been focal in creating the tour, public transportation used to reduce the carbon impact. We also bear in mind social impact and taking part in this Old Quarter tour of Bangkok you will support Baan Bat community to keep cultural conservation allowing them to work in their traditional ways.
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