Tuk Tuk Tours
Explore Bangkok by the iconic tuk tuk
Explore the life and history in Bangrak - The Village of Love
This tour explores the district of Bangrak. Bangrak can literally be translated as “The Village of Love”. This is an area that we really love as it combines history, commerce, riverside, and a buzz of local life. In the last few years this area has also been dubbed “The Creative District” and you will discover why.
On this walk you will learn about how in the late 19th Century Europeans started to settle in Bangkok and this area specifically has the most signs of the impact they had. As you walk you will hear the stories behind this and the buildings that came with them.
Throughout the tour the local guide will provide insight into Thai society, culture and local life
Along the bank of the Chao Phraya river, traders from both the East and the West started settling over one hundred years ago. In response to the requests from the early European settlers, Charoen Krung Road was built and became Bangkok’s first paved road. This tour follows the Charoen Krung Road and explores the stories behind the communities that settled in the Bangrak district of Bangkok
Our local licensed Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you by public transport to Saphan Taksin Skytrain station from where we will start the walk.
You will then explore the area between Saphan Taksin and Sry Phraya / River City. This is an area with significant historic significance and cultural diversity.
You will walk along the main Charoen Krung Road and also down small alleyways. As you walk you will pass by the following landmarks: Bangrak Market, Wat Suan Phlu, Assumption Cathedral, East Asiatic Company, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, OP Place, The Old Customs House, Haroon Mosque Community, Grand Postal Building, Warehouse 30 and The Portuguese and French Embassies.
You will not go inside these landmarks but will discover the stories behind them.
Along the way we will provide water and the opportunity to stop for a snack, cold drinks and a rest.
At the end your guide will get you back to your hotel or your next destination.
Includes: Guide, insurances, water / soft drink, pick-up / drop-off
Excludes: Tips, additional items not mentioned, entrance fees
Meeting point: Pick-up from hotel
Drop off: At hotel or wherever your next destination is.
This is a walking tour: We walk approx. 3km over the space of 2.5 hours. It can be hot but we will stop to cool down as we go. This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
Pick-up / Drop-off: Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel are included. Depending on your location we will determine the best transfer method and we will use public transport, taxi or tuk tuk to get to and from the tour route.
The weather: Bangkok can get very hot and as this is walking tour, please do dress comfortably but respectfully (we do go in temples).
If it rains we have more fun: Rainy season can be from May to November. When it does rain it usually only lasts a short time. Our guides will provide ponchos and we will adapt the tour where needed. We do not offer refunds if it rains.
Min Age: There is no minimum age but as this is a walking tour we encourage groups with young children to consider if appropriate.
Private / Customized Tours: This is a private tour so can be customized. You could also consider combining with another walk or an activity such as a cooking class.
Advanced booking and payment is required: We cannot guarantee availability until payment has been received. Book now to secure your experience.