Lost Treasures of Bangkok

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  • Monk Bowl Maker and Baan Bat
  • Explore Kudeejeen community in Bangkok
  • Lean to make Thai snacks
  • Visit Chinese Shrines Bangkok
  • Take a long tail boat in Bangkok
  • Visit the flower market in Bangkok
  • Taste local food in Kudeejeen
  • Learn to make monks bowls at Ban Bat in Bangkok
  • Santa Cruz and Kudeejeen community in Bangkok
  • Monks bowls for sale at Ban Bat

Summary

This tour discovers the culture & heritage of two old Bangkok communities & explores traditional activities like making monks bowls & Thai desserts

The highlights of this tour are:

  • Visit the Ban Bat community where they make traditional Monks bowls
  • Embark on guided tour of Kudeejeen community
  • Enjoy a local traditional lunch
  • Learn to make a Thai dessert
  • Take a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River and canals

Price: Join in tour: From 3740THB per person
Private tour: Price on Demand

Availability & Duration: The tour starts at 9am and will last approximately 7 hours

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Description

Bangkok has many communities where traditional life, cultures and crafts still exists. On this tour you will explore two such communities where time slows down just enough for you to catch a glimpse of its charismatic past and the treasures that lie within them.

This day tour takes you to the Ban Bat and Kudeejeen communities, which are both in the heart of old parts of Bangkok on both the Bangkok and Thonburi sides of the river.

The day starts with a quick boat ride to the flower market for a quick visit before heading on to Ban Bat. Ban Bat (Monk Bowl's Village) is the last remaining community that still produces the revered Buddhist alms bowls. Here we'll be led by our local partner into the heart of the community where men and women still tirelessly hand forge and hammer out these traditional and religious bowls that symbolize generosity. You will learn the significance of this lost art in its relation to Buddhism in Thailand.

After this we take a tuk tuk and visit the Kudeejeen community by the Chaophraya river best known for old Portugese and Chinese influences from over 200 years ago when Thonburi was the capital city. There are Catholic churches, Islamic mosques, Thai, and Chinese temples in the community, making this place a rarity where multiple religions co-exist so harmoniously. Kudeejeen is also known for its tasty Portugese-Thai-Chinese foods like the crispy golden cup snack called "Kra Tong Tong" and the Thai flavored cupcake called "Kanom Farang Kudeejeen". Here we will enjoy a tasty lunch before participating in a dessert making workshop. You will then go on a tour of the community where you will see the mix of European and Thai architecture and get the sense of the closeness of the community.

The day finishes with a long tail boat ride along the river and canals where we will pass many riverside communities before finishing the tour at Bang Wa BTS station.

Details

Included

Lunch / soft drinks / snacks, activities as listed above, local guides, transport by boat and tuk tuk, insurance

Excluded

Pick up / drop off from hotels, tips, alcoholic drinks

Essentials
  • Main stops and activities: The Flower Market, the Ban Bat community to see the art of making monks bowls, the Kudeejeen community (for lunch, tour and dessert marking), Tuk Tuk ride, Long Tail boat ride
  • A minimum number of 2 people is required to run this trip. Individuals can book but we reserve the right to cancel the trip if the minimum is not reached.
  • Advanced booking is required.
  • The guideline itinerary can be subject to change due to weather, accessibility, local happenings, traveler fitness and/or other unpredictable events
  • This tour is led by a combination of a local community host and a tour leader who on some occasions will help translating with members of the local community
  • Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and change of clothes if you're afraid of the heat as we will be outdoors
  • This tour is not operated by Expique but in conjunction with one of our local partners

Included

Lunch / soft drinks / snacks, activities as listed above, local guides, transport by boat and tuk tuk, insurance

Excluded

Pick up / drop off from hotels, tips, alcoholic drinks

Essentials

  • Main stops and activities: The Flower Market, the Ban Bat community to see the art of making monks bowls, the Kudeejeen community (for lunch, tour and dessert marking), Tuk Tuk ride, Long Tail boat ride
  • A minimum number of 2 people is required to run this trip. Individuals can book but we reserve the right to cancel the trip if the minimum is not reached.
  • Advanced booking is required.
  • The guideline itinerary can be subject to change due to weather, accessibility, local happenings, traveler fitness and/or other unpredictable events
  • This tour is led by a combination of a local community host and a tour leader who on some occasions will help translating with members of the local community
  • Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and change of clothes if you're afraid of the heat as we will be outdoors
  • This tour is not operated by Expique but in conjunction with one of our local partners

For those who are interested in a shorter walking tour that passes through the Kudeejeen community then check out our Diversity and Harmony Walking Tour

 

The meeting point is at Saphan Taksin BTS Station (see map below)