- English speaking guide
- Transport fare for Water Taxi & Tuk Tuk
- Two dishes on Yarowat street (From Selected menu)
- Drop back to dedicated drop points
- Entry to Wat Saket temple
- Entry to flower market
- Travel insurance
- Water bottle
- Hotel pick up
- Stops at any other places other than mentioned
- Personal expenditure/ tips/ gratuities etc.
- Street food other than two dishes specified
Tentative itinerary of the Tour
17:00 hrs – Meeting point/ starting point of the tour – Taksin Station
17:30 – 18:00 hrs – Ferry ride from Taksin station to Grand palace Tha Chang Pier
18:00 – 18:15 hrs – Van transfers to Wat Saket
18:15 – 19:00 hrs – Visit to Wat Saket temple, enjoy sunset from the top of temple
19:00 – 19:20 hrs – Van transfers from temple to China Town
19:20 – 20:20 hrs – Walking street food tour
20:20 – 20:30 hrs – Tuk Tuk ride to flower market
20:30 – 21:15 hrs – Walking tour of Pak Khlong Market (Flower Market)
21:15 – 21:45 hrs – Drop to Night market or dedicated drop points[/vc_column_text]
Journey from Tha Chang Pier to Wat Saket Temple
Travstore extends its line of City Discovery tour to Bangkok, where we combine local flavors of the city in one experiential tour. In this tour you can explore local culture, history, cuisine, markets & local way of living.
You are required to reach starting/meeting point for this tour, saphan taksin pier. Reaching Saphan Taksin is very easy; you can travel from most areas of Bangkok using BTS skytrain & get down at Saphan Taksin station. Our guide would greet you at the pier & very soon will board the rivertaxi ferry.
Travel along the mighty Chao Phraya River which is very iconic to Thailand. As you pass by the bank of the river you can discover the houses build with a unique characteristic, numerous temples, high rises, mall and many more. After 20 minutes you would alight at Tha Chang Pier, from here you would go to first stop Wat Saket by our AC van.[/vc_column_text]
Stop 1: Wat Saket Temple
Wat Saket also popuraly known as Golden Mount or ‘Phu Khao Thong’, is a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi. Within, the 58-metre chedi houses a Buddha relic and is one of the must visit place in Bangkok listed on Lonely Planet. As per the historians King Rama III started building huge Chedi in the Wat Saket complex, unfortunately it collapsed during construction, over the next few decades the abandoned mud & brick structure acquired the shape of natural hill & over grown with weeds.
During the reign of King Rama IV, Construction of small Chedi began on the hill & was completed in reign of King Rama V. A relic of the Buddha was brought from Sri Lanka and placed in the chedi. In 1940, hill was coated with concrete wall to protect it from erosion.
To get on top of the mountain one has to climb 344 steps around the hill, as you go up the hill you get to see panoramic view of the old town and you will be welcomed by a wall of bells. Temple has numerous bells which creates a pleasant tune along with the wind making the place divinely peaceful. Witness an amazing sunset with captivating view of old town Bangkok.[/vc_column_text]
Stop 2: China Town
You would board your van again which would take you to the Largest China Town in the world. The journey from Wat Saket to China Town through the old town would be nothing less than exploring expedition. Explore century old structures while driving across old town Bangkok.
Bangkok’s Chinatown is a one of the most popular tourist attraction and a food paradise for new generation gourmands who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. Chinatown is an easy place to explore on foot, and in fact there really isn’t any other way. China town is flocked with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience which you can’t afford to miss. The energy that oozes from its endless rows of street food stall is plain contagious – it will keep you wanting to come back for more. Chinatown is home to many examples of the architecture of Bangkok’s early years. About 14% of the buildings in the district have been designated as historical landmarks.
You would nearly spend 1 hour here wandering around exploring different cuisine & vibrant market. Our guide would suggest you few dishes which can be consumed by tourist with different dietary requirements.[/vc_column_text]
Stop 3: Flower Market
Once you have done with China Town you would experience Iconic taxi of Bangkok; Tuk Tuk, made famous by Pierce Brosnan in classic cult commercial for Visa cards. Tuk Tuk is for Bangkok just like what Beatles is for London. The brief ride would take you from China town to your next stop, ‘The Flower Market’
The Flower Market also known as Pak Khlong Talat is one of the hidden gem of Bangkok. The market would certainly replenish your senses with display of bright colored flowers & sweet aroma which would make you forget the city life for a moment. There used to be a floating market two centuries ago which was converted to fish market & later to flower market, its been more than 60 years the current market is in existence. Shops and vendors are housed inside two to three-storey shop-houses on both sides of the main road.
Thailand’s largest wholesale flower market, Pak Khlong Talat is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Bangkok’s flower market is known not only for its incredible selection of fresh orchids, roses and marigolds – to say nothing of the intricately strung flower garlands and baskets made for Buddhist ceremonies, or wholesale flowers for weddings and events.[/vc_column_text]
Stop 4: Night Market
After exploring the flower market for almost 45 mins, you would be guided to the Bank of Chao Phraya River from where you can get magnificent view of glittering Wat Arun overlooking Chao Phraya River. An ideal spot for Photography!! After spending around 10 minutes you have an option to take drop at dedicated drop points i.e. Patpong Night market in Silom, Central World in Siam, Terminal 21 in Sukumvit & Pratunum market in Pratunum area.[/vc_column_text]