Bangkok’s Historic Rattanakosin

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

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tour description

In the morning you will explore old Bangkok on foot. After your guide meets you in your lobby jump in a tuk-tuk and start at the famous Giant Swing (Sao Chingcha), originally used for Brahmanic ceremonies. Then walk to the Corrections Museum, once the site of the Bangkok Remand Prison, an old and overcrowded penal facility located in the heart of Bangkok. It's now a public park called Rommani Nart which is a popular place for local's to do their daily exercises. It's a memorable sight to see everyone stop their morning routines to stand for the national anthem, atmospherically played out of over the tannoy system at 8am sharp every morning! After stopping for a drink in a traditional Thai coffee house we wander through small alleys, pass wooden houses, and explore a fascinating local fresh market. The focus of this tour isn't Bangkok's temples but we make a short visit to the relatively unknown Wat Ratchabophit, distinctive for its circular courtyard and unusual design. Then we explore the atmospheric community of Phraeng Phuton, where the quiet streets are lined with beautifully restored European Heritage shop houses. This area is a foodies delight with some great local hole-in-the-wall eateries. You may want to be adventurous and try the local delicacy of pig brain soup or if not'85stick to some delicious home-made coconut ice-cream made from fresh coconuts. Before returning to your hotel the morning walking tour finishes at the City Pillar Shrine. Locally known as San Lak Muang the shrine protects residents from evil spirits and every Thai city has one.

includes

Transfer included: Yes

    excludes

    Meals included: None

      notes

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

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