River & Canal Life at Ampawa

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Experience true Thai river lifestyle
  • Visit the unique Ampawa district
  • Ride a long-tail boat along the picturesque canals
  • See beautiful temples on the banks of the waterway
  • Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch near the water

tour details

Ampawa district enchants visitors with its traditional wooden houses, orchards and rural lifestyle along its canals. We’ll start our tour at the unique fresh market by the railway tracks in Mae Klong before heading to Ampawa town. You’ll visit a family‚Äôs home to observe the production of palm sugar before embarking on a long-tail boat to explore the canals and observe life along the waterways. You’ll see the beautiful Wat Pumarin as well as Wat Bang Kung, a temple completely embraced by the roots of a Banyan Tree. We’ll stop for lunch before visiting Pinsuwan Benjarong House and Museum. Here you’ll watch skilled artisans paint intricate designs on chinaware as you stroll by the main canal with its restored wooden shop houses, many converted to coffee shops, restaurants and souvenir shops.

tour description

For those wanting to explore and experience true Thai river life style, we highly recommend to visit Ampawa. Just about 80 kilometers south of Bangkok, Ampawa district enchants visitors with traditional wooden Thai houses built along canals, coconut and fruit orchards and rural life style. An early start from Bangkok to see the unique fresh market along the railway tracks in Mae Klong. When the train approaches the station, watch the vendors dismantling their stalls, so that the train can pass through. A short drive by van brings us to Ampawa, a picturesque little town located on the Mae Klong River. Visit a family's home to observe the production of palm sugar. Embark on a boat trip in a motorized long-tail boat to explore the numerous canals and observe traditional Thai way of living along Thailand's waterways. Stops will be made to visit Wat Pumarin, which exhibits a beautifully painted wooden Kudi. On Sunday mornings, children come to this temple to practice and learn the art of playing classic Thai instruments. They are always eager to display their skills and perform a piece for foreign visitors and their teacher will gladly accept your donation, which will be used to repair broken instruments or buy new ones. Another stop will be made at Wat Bang Kung, built during the Ayutthaya period (more than 200 years ago). This interesting temple is completely embraced by the roots of a huge Banyan Tree. Disembark at Baan Amphawa Resort for lunch. In the afternoon, visit Pinsuwan Benjarong House and Museum, where you have the opportunity to watch the skilled artisans painting the delicate china ware with intricate designs. Take a stroll along Ampawa' s main canal with its lovingly restored wooden shop houses, many of them converted to small coffee shops, restaurants and souvenir shops selling local products. On weekends, this area is extremely busy with Bangkokians flocking to Ampawa to enjoy the weekend food market along the canal. Transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok. Note : Sunday departures: We will visit Pinsuwan Benjarong House & Museum before embarking on the boat trip, because the workshop is closed in the afternoon.


Transfer included: Yes
Meals included: Lunch


    Note: Trains are now scheduled to arrive at Mae Klong station at 09:30-09:50hrs / 13:30-13:45hrs / 18:00-18:30hrs (Train schedule is subject to change. According to the railway station in Mae Klong, trains often run 20-30 minutes late, hence, the from-to arrival times).
      Tour code: BKKDBAMP

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