This walking tour explores the diversity of Bangkok as we visit an area where original Buddhist, Christian and Muslim communities live in harmony
The highlights of this tour are:
- Exploring the back streets of Thonburi
- Learning about the diversity of Bangkok
- Tasting local snacks as you walk
Price: Currently only available as a private tour
Private tour: Price on Demand
Availability & Duration: This tour starts at 9am and lasts approximately 3 hours
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People associate Bangkok and Thailand with Buddhism, yet it is city where many cultures live in harmony alongside each other. This tour visits a stretch of the riverbank on the Thonburi side where many original communities remain and passes by Thai temples, Chinese shrines, churches and mosques. Yet, this is not a tour about religion, but rather one where we explore the diverse local cultures and the stories of how these groups arrived in the area. The tour starts by taking the ferry across to the Thonburi side of the river and a visit to the famous Wat Kalayanamit. From here we will walk along a combination of riverside paths and backstreets, passing through a diverse range of local neighborhoods. This includes the Portuguese Catholic community, known as Kudeejeen, which is famous for its’ local cake. We will also visit the Princess Mother's Memorial Park and the neighboring Chinese shrine and mosque. Along the way we will see signs of the past and the industry that used to be part of the area. We finish the tour at Tha Din Daeng which is a foodies paradise, and after the tour you can grab some lunch here or head across the river to Chinatown.
This walk is about 3.5km and suitable for anyone with moderate fitness.
Guide, food and drinks, transport during the tour, insurances
The start at 9am and finishes approx 12 noon.
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.
The meeting point is at Yodpiman River Walk (Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market) (see map below). We advise you to take the ferry to the start point. Full details will be sent to you on booking.