For those wishing to spend a good 3 hours exploring the canals of Thonburi, stopping off at some lesser known sights such as Baan Silapin, as well as the beautiful Wat Arun. On weekend, we additionally stop at Taling Chan floating market. One of the best and most memorable ways to explore Bangkok is by boat. A cruise along the mighty Chao Phraya River - the city's lifeblood - and the meandering canals of Thonburi, reveals scenes at odds with the bustling and modern inner city. On this tour, you'll get a glimpse of the serene and simple lifestyle of riverbank dwellers as you pass historic 'lean-to' houses and precarious shop fronts. This picturesque view is what earned Bangkok the title of "Venice of the East." Our extended 3-hour tour takes you on a longer route through smaller local canals and includes visits to a well restored 200 years old wooden artists house called Baan Silapin and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Baan Silipin has a display of traditional Thai puppets, a small coffee shop and its own 600 years old chedi The highlight is Wat Arun; towering 79 metres above the water's edge, it is one of the most stunning and decorative of Thailand's amazing 31,200 Buddhist temples. On weekend, we additionally stop at the small but colourful and bustling food market of Taling Chan, which still retains a few floating boats selling local dishes. Optionally return to the hotel by vehicle.
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