An alternative private tour to explore bustling Bangkok the fun way using a variety of local transports (tuk-tuk, sky train, subway, water-taxi). First you go to the city's largest fresh market located in Khlong Toey district. You will find all kinds of raw materials for cooking (fruits, vegetables, spices, meat, seafood, live chickens, etc) at this 24-hour market. Its busiest time is usually early morning when sellers from all over the city flock here to acquire goods for their shops that open in the morning.
Then, we visit Jim Thompson House, a Traditional Thai style teak house that is now a museum showing the production of silk and the development of silk business in Thailand. The house was once owned by an American who promoted Thai silk business to the international level. Nearby we will take you to a rarely visited old silk factory that has been producing and selling silk products until today.
Before lunch, the tour takes you up the 344 steps of the Golden Mount to Wat Saket where you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of old Bangkok.
We then enjoy a delicious freshly cooked Thai lunch in a nice local restaurant.
Later on, we take you to Wat Traimit, a prominent temple in the Chinatown area. Its image hall houses the world's largest Buddha image made of pure gold. This solid sitting Buddha is approximately 3 meters tall and weighs 5.5 tons. The Buddha is estimated to be more than 700 years old and it has the features used by the Sukhothai school of art.
We then explore Chinatown where you can stroll down the streets and small alleys lined with local markets, shop houses, colonial buildings, and several temples.
You can personalize your tour on the booking form, you can select to replace Khlong Toey market with:
- The colorful Flower & Vegetable market.
- Wat Arun (temple of dawn), one of Bangkok's best know landmarks on the riverside.
- Wat Pho (reclining Buddha temple), one of the most impressive temples in Thailand.
This tour can be organised with luxury minivan if more comfort is required, a tuktuk ride can still be done. Minivan is also recommended for families with small children, and groups of 5 or more participants. Please contact us via the question form to request a personalized tour by minivan.
This private tour in Bangkok is organised exclusively for you, no others will join. You will be in trusted hands with our professional English speaking licensed tour guide.