Backwaters of Bangkok (Half-Day)
Exploring Bangkok by long tail boat is a great way to get a glimpse into the timeless charm of the city and is still one of our most popular tours in Bangkok. Our boat takes you behind the scenes of Bangkok to experience local life and to visit some extraordinary places, that you would not be able to find yourself. Bangkok’s canals (klongs) are a remarkable contrast to the frenetic pace of the rest of the city. There’s a whole way of life to see on the klongs and we love to show it to you on our unique 'Backwaters of Bangkok' klong tour.
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|Unique Experiences:||· Experience the wooden houses on stilts and local life in the Klongs
· Explore the two hidden gems: The Artist Village and Wat Khun Chan Temple
· Feed the hundreds of catfish and see the river come to life
|Participants:||Shared Group Experience – normally has more than 3 people in a group and expect to share your experience with up to 9 others.
|Trip Length:||1 Day(s) 0 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Every day 08:30 (min. 3 participants for departure)
|Travel Season:||All year
|Type of Transportation:||Walking & Long tail boat
|Child Policy:||Child age: 2 to 11. Infants below 2 years
Child price: See “Rates”. Infants are free of charge
|Included in Price:||Entrance fees: Activities according to itinerary
Transport: Transport on the river in long tail boat
English speaking tour guide: Yes, according to itinerary
|Excluded from Price:||· Meals, drinks and snacks
· Toilet fees, if any
· Transport to starting point (New Road Guest House, 1216/1 Charoen Krung Rd., Bangrak)
· Transport from ending point (pier number 9)
· All other expenses not stated as included in the above
- Locations Visited:
- Bangkok, Thonburi
- Start City:
- End City:
ItineraryMeet at New Road Guest House lobby at 8.30 hrs, where you will meet up with the guide, who takes you to the nearby pier to board our long tail boat. From here you’ll move down the Chao Phraya the main river in Bangkok, with amazing backdrop views of the Bangkok skyline, before making a turn to enter the klongs.
You will pass a range of local wooden stilt houses with clothes hanging to be dried in the sun, a local "7 eleven", klong style. Feel the atmosphere of having entered the klongs. You will hear Thai music being played from the houses, you will see birds looking at the trespassing boats, if you are lucky you will spot one of the sunbathing lizards.
The first stop is at the temple Wat Khun Chan where you will be inspired by the postmodern temples on one side of the klongs and the feeling of old days on the other with the beauty of the river crossing through the landscape. From there it’s onwards to the Artist Village, with old wooden walkways with artists, an old barber shop, an old grocery, vintage posters, colors of freedom, and a small stupa licking the sunlight. Feel the quietness surrounding this place. A stop will be made where you can feed holy Catfish. It’s a remarkable sight when hundreds of fish come to the surface seemingly out of nowhere!
Upon leaving the klongs you will see several houses on stilts and how locals live in small houses on the river. Then we leave the quietness and get back to noisy, Chao Phraya river and the majestic grand palace. The tour ends at the Chao Phraya River, Pier 9 around 12.30. From here you can visit the temples on your own, continue to the shopping malls or take the public ferry and sail back to New Road Guest House.
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