Bangkok Behind the Scenes

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Visit lovely Wat Arun and the Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho
  • View a dazzling array of flowers at Paklong market
  • Try dim sum in busy Chinatown
  • Buy fabrics and clothes at bustling Pahurat Market
  • Shop for just about anything in the heart of Chinatown

tour details

See the vibrant, bustling Bangkok its residents know and love. We’ll travel like locals on the skytrain, ferries, taxi-boats and on foot. On the way we’ll visit beautiful Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and Bangkok’s oldest temple, Wat Pho with its Reclining Buddha. We’ll go to Bangkok’s largest flower market, Paklong Talad, a dazzling display of flowers as well as colourful fruit and vegetables. A tuktuk takes us to vibrant Chinatown, where we’ll eat at a dim sum restaurant. We’ll also explore Pahurat Market, known for fabrics and clothes. Then we’ll walk through Sampang Lane, a labyrinth of stalls selling cheap clothes, toys and household goods. In the heart of Chinatown, we’ll stroll along Yaowarat Road lined with gold shops, herbalists, food stalls, and stalls selling just about everything.

tour description

Early morning our guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel. Walk to the nearest skytrain station and travel to the Chao Phraya River. Embark on a public taxi boat to Tha Tien pier. Take a ferry boat across the river to visit Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Then continue to Bangkok's oldest temple (founded in the 17th century), Wat Pho with its Reclining Buddha. King Rama III turned the temple into a center of learning, making it in essence Thailand's first university. Walk back to the pier and depart by taxi boat towards Memorial Bridge and the largest flower and wet market of Paklong Talad. Here you find a dazzling display of orchids and flowers grown in the cooler northern regions of the country as well as vegetables and fruit on sale. A short Tuk Tuk ride brings you to Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown district. Ready yourself for a unique experience at a typical Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant. Take in the atmosphere and try some of the local delicacies! Explore Pahurat Market, located more or less in the heart of "Little India". This is the place to shop for fabrics, clothing and wedding keepsakes. In Thailand, it is customary, that guests invited to a wedding reception receive some small memento of the occasion. Along Pahurat road will see numerous shops sell them by the dozens in hundreds of varieties. Then continue on foot to visit Sri Gurusingh Sabha Temple, where local Sikhs come to worship and walk through Sampang Lane, a labyrinth of small alleys. Here you will find a large variety of stalls and shops selling cheap clothing and household goods. Walk along Yaowarat Road located in "The Heart of Chinatown". The street is lined with gold shops, Chinese herbalists, food stalls selling a large variety of snacks, household goods, incense and just about everything else. Continue to Ratchawong pier and return by taxi boat to Taksin Bridge and by skytrain back to your hotel.


Meals included: Dim Sum lunch


    Transfer included: No, pick up from Bangkok riverside hotels and hotels located in walking distance of a skytrain station


      Note: For guests staying in hotels that are not in walking distance to a skytrain station or a boat pier, the tour can be arranged at a surcharge.
        Tour code: BKKDBBSF

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