Why Canal Tour in Bangkok?
In the old days, Bangkok was comprised of hundreds of small canals or “khlong” in Thai and local people mainly traveled by water. They relied heavily on the waterways as this mode of transportation is faster, more convenient and efficient than the land route.
Today, most canals in Bangkok have been filled in and converted into streets. However, on the other bank of the Chao Phraya River, our old capital Thonburi which covers an area west of the river still retains many of its larger khlongs. On this side of the city, it is still possible to see the fields, orchards, small family farms and orchid nurseries that are located in the ever-expanding metropolis of Bangkok.
Must Do in Bangkok “Small Teak Boat Adventure”
A canal tour is a “must do” for people who like to see the traditional Thai ways of living and get a special feeling of Bangkok which can only be obtained by taking a canal tour in Bangkok.
08:30 hrs. Meet our guide at the BTS Wutthakat (Silom Line)
(Meeting place: East side ticket sales area, direction to the exit #3,#4)***
09:00 hrs. Visit Wat Sai (the "Banyan Tree Temple"), built with beautiful ceramic mosaic, and a local morning market
09:45 hrs. Transfer to our boat
Pass by the Mini Zoo and Snake show (Optional - entrance fee not included)
10:00 hrs. Arrive at Wat Pak Nam (the ”Mouth of the Canal Temple")
10:45 hrs. Visit the Wat Pa Choeng Lane (The "Forest Temple in the Mud") and lotus pond
11:30 hrs. Head out to the lunch place
12:00 hrs. Lunch stop at the quiet riverside market, enjoy local Thai meal and dessert
13:00 hrs. Leave the lunch place
13:15 hrs. Stop at the Orchid and Pandan Nursery in green rush
14:00 hrs. Arrive at “the Artist's House” in the 100 years old market area
15:00 hrs. Heads back to BTS Wutthakat (Silom Line)
Discover a Uniquely Thai Experience If you’re in Bangkok on holidays and enjoying the great shopping, sight seeing and dining, or plan to visit this remarkable city soon… then don’t miss the waterway experience with the Pandan Tour Company. You will experience the city as when it was just a small town at the mouth of the Chao Phraya river more than a 100 years ago. We will take small group of people on an unforgettable journey with a mode of transportation that is now rarely used in Bangkok, but has been a Thai-way of life. Unlike other tours, our tour will stop at many local locations, where most tourists who visited Thailand many times before haven’t even heard of. This is a fresh and authentic cultural experience. It is sure to be an intimate and private guided tour of Bangkok. Full profile
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