People associate Bangkok and Thailand with Buddhism, yet it is city where many cultures live in harmony alongside each other. This walking tour visits a stretch of the Thonburi riverbank, 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. As we walk through the small backstreets we will stop to discover both the local history and sample the local snacks on offer

  • Theme: Local Cultural Walk

  • Group Type: Private Tour Only

  • Availability: Daily

  • Start Time: 9am or 3pm (recommended)

  • Duration: 3.5 hours

  • Transport Mode: Walking + Public Transport (for pick-up)

  • Meeting Point: Pick-up from hotel

  • Walking Distance: 4km

Why Choose This Experience?

This tour is great if you want to get a feel of local life and the diversity of Bangkok. As we explore the area just on the other side of the river from Bangkok’s main landmarks, it is great to combine with half a day of sightseeing or other activities in Rattanakosin or Chinatown.


Our local licensed Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you by public transport to the area of this walk, from where you will explore by foot.

You will then explore the area between Tha Din Daeng and Wat Kalayanamit. This is an area with significant cultural diversity and 4 key ethnic groups: Thai Chinese, Thai Buddhist, Muslin and Catholic.

You will walk along riverside paths and small alleyways. As you walk you will pass: Old warehouses, The Princess Mothers Memorial Park, Guan Wu shrine, Guwatin Mosque, Memorial Bridge, Santa Cruz Church and the Kudeejeen (Portuguese-Catholic) Community.

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.

This walk takes place in the area just across the river from landmarks like The Flower, Market, Chinatown, Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. Therefore, if you want to explore these after the tour, your guide can point you in the right direction.

Private Experience:

  • - 2800THB for the first person.
  • - 1000THB per additional adult / 500THB per child (aged 5-11). Children under 5 are free of charge.

Includes: Guide, insurances, water / soft drink, pick-up / drop-off

Excludes: Tips, additional items not mentioned

Meeting point: Pick-up from hotel

Drop off: At hotel or wherever your next destination is.

This is a walking tour: We walk approx. 4km over the space of 3.5 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 may consider combining with one of our other tours or even cooking class.

Advanced booking and payment is required: We cannot guarantee availability until payment has been received. Book now to secure your experience.

Private Tours
2,800THB for the first person.
+1000THB per additional adult /
+500THB per child (aged 5-11)
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