Backwaters of Bangkok - Temple Delights - 1 Day
Experience two contrasting worlds on our Khlong tour – just sit back and watch the transition from the towering skylines to the calm backwaters and golden temples. For more than 20 years Go Beyond has been taking travellers off the beaten track and into the Khlongs to share the hidden beauty of these charming places that you would not find by yourselves. Pass local wooden houses on stilts, majestic sunbathing lizards, and smiling women in fragile boats. Stop at the local arts community at the Artist’s House, stop at the local temple, and feed hundreds of catfish. Continue into a magnificent and ornate world of colors, gold and statues at Grand Palace and lay eyes on the giant reclining Buddha in Wat Pho. Both with a knowledgeable guide, who can give you the insider stories, and take your experience beyond the ordinary.
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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’s House and Wat Khun Chan Temple
· Feed the hundreds of catfish
· Get the insider stories of the sacred Grand Palace and the giant reclining Buddha in Wat Pho
|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 08.30am (min. 3 participants for departure)
|Travel Season:||All year
|Type of Transportation:||Walking & Long tail boat
|Child Policy:||Child age: 2 to 11 pay. Infants below 2 years
Child price: See “Rates”. Infants are free of charge
Please be aware of: Small children under the age of 6 might find it difficult to concentrate for the whole day. It is possible to end the trip before the last temple visits.
|Included in Price:||Meals: Lunch
Entrance fees: Grand Palace and Wat Pho
Transport: Transport on the river
English speaking tour guide: Yes, according to itinerary
|Excluded from Price:||· 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 (Wat Pho)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above
- Locations Visited:
- Bangkok, Thonburi, Grand Palace, Wat Pho
- 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. Lunch will be served in one of the busy riverside street stalls where you will mingle with the locals.
After lunch you will make your way to the Grand Palace, the most respected temple in Thailand. It houses the Emerald Buddha, which is the holiest Buddha image in Thailand and the main attraction in the complex. After touring Grand Palace the trip continues to Wat Pho, the oldest temple in Bangkok, where you visit the main attraction – the reclining Buddha – 46 meters long and 15 meters tall. The sculpture is made of gold, and its flat soles are ornamented with Buddha’s 108 omens of happiness by inlaid mother of pearl.
The trip finishes at Wat Pho where you can decide to continue to Wat Arun (the temple of dawn) go to Chinatown or continue your temple explorations.
Note: All Visitors must be properly attired (NO vest tops, short sleeves, short pants or skirts, flip-flops) and passport must be present at Grand Palace's check point.
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