Train to Mahachai: Group Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • See two views of Bangkok on this memorable train journey
  • Explore the bustling seafood market at Mahachai
  • After lunch, take a relaxing boat ride to see how Thai fishermen live and work
  • Enjoy a relaxing train ride back to Bangkok

tour details

Experience a contrasting view of Thailand as we take you on a train journey that starts in a highly populated part of Bangkok and ends at a remote, traditional fishing village. As the train journey begins you pass almost through the kitchens and living rooms of the local people living along the rail tracks. Our first stop is at Wongwian Yai where you can enjoy a brief look at the bustling market before embarking on a scenic journey to Mahachai. Here you will explore the largest Thai fresh seafood market before taking lunch. Discover traditional Thailand as we take you on a delightful boat trip round the harbour and along the river where you will enjoy glimpses of how Thai fishermen live and work. We then take you back to Mahachai where you will enjoy a relaxing train ride back to Bangkok.

tour description

This tour will bring you to one of the least visited fishing villages of Thailand. The train starts in a highly populated part of Bangkok across the mighty Chao Phraya River. When the train leaves, you almost drive through the kitchens and living rooms of the local people. On the way, you will see the big buildings of Bangkok become smaller and smaller until you are surrounded by rice fields and houses on stilts. The tour starts with a transfer to Wongwian Yai Railway Station at the Thonburi side of Bangkok across the Chao Praya River. The local station is situated in the middle of the Wongwian Yai market and offers a great experience and insight into local Thai lifestyle. Board non-air-conditioned train carriages and enjoy a scenic train journey to Mahachai, the largest fresh seafood market in Thailand. A weird and wonderful variety of local produce is sold here. Extensive visit of Mahachai Market followed by a Thai lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the crowded fish market. After lunch, we will board a small boat for a scenic trip along the river. You will get an excellent view on the Thai fisherman's craft. We will pass fishing boats of all sorts of size and colors sailing into the small harbor. These ships enter the harbor from the Gulf of Thailand loaded with fish. Along a small canal, you will see how these fishermen live and work, passing their homes and small shipyards. In the afternoon, we will return to Mahachai Market and board the train back to Wongwian Yai where we will arrive at approx. 16.00 hrs. Transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok.

includes

Meals included: Lunch
    Tour code: BKKDBMATJT

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