Thailand

Bangkok’s Historic Rattanakosin

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

3.5 hours    English, German, French    Bangkok

tour highlights

  • Explore Bangkok Rattankosin area
  • See local excercising in the early morning in a local park
  • Visit the city's famous Giant Swing (Sao Chingcha)
  • Discover a fascinating local fresh market rarely visited by tourists
  • Be amazed at the intricate ceramic patterns at Wat Ratchabophit
  • Taste some local delicicies in atmospheric Phraeng Phuton

tour details

This morning, along with your guide, make the journey to Rattanakosin for a morning walking tour which explores the hidden side to Bangkok’s island in the old town.

tour description

This morning, along with your guide, make the journey to Rattanakosin for a morning walking tour which explores the hidden side to Bangkok's island in the old town.

To really get a feel for this part of the city we take public transport and first visit a site which was once a prison and is now a public park, popular with people exercising in the morning. It's a memorable sight watching everyone stop their work-outs to stand for the national anthem, atmospherically played over the loudspeaker system at 08:00am sharp! Next, we visit the city's famous Giant Swing (Sao Chingcha), originally used for Brahmanic ceremonies, before we discover a fascinating local fresh market, bustling with local life in the early morning hours. This market is rarely visited by tourists and after wandering through small alleys and past wooden houses we stop for a drink in a characterful coffee house.

The focus of this tour isn't Bangkok's temples, but we'll make a visit to the relatively unknown Wat Ratchabophit, distinct for its circular courtyard and mosaiced tiled exterior. The temple is also home to the Royal Cemetery, where the ashes of Chakri Dynasty Royals are housed, including the late former King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The tour finishes at the atmospheric community of Phraeng Phuton where the quiet streets are lined with beautifully restored Thai-European heritage shophouses. This area is a foodies' delight with some great local hole-in-the-wall eateries.

includes

  • Local transfer from hotel
  • Tuk Tuk Ride
  • Snack and refreshment

notes

Note: Bring along comfortable cotton clothing, trainers or jogging shoes, small towel, camera, sun glasses, sun cap.
    Tour code: EXBHBHRB

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