Bangkok Canal & Old Community
Experience a private long -tail boat ride through canals and enjoy the scenery along Chao Phraya River and Bangkok canals network.
Bangkok once used to be called the Venice of the East because of a lot of small canal networks. In the old days people only traveled by boat. Rivers were highways whereas canals were streets that led to the residential areas. Some major canals still being used by people who live along the water. Let’s explore the way of life on the waterways by a long tail -boat . It gives you an idea of the life style that once was dominated by water.
Highlights: (Click on these places below for the photo gallery)
Kudi Chin community is one of the Bangkok’s oldest communities. It was a Portuguese community. They came along from Ayutthaya with the Siamese after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767. It is a peaceful place and small area where we can walk by houses along the alley to the Museum. One of the oldest churches in Bangkok - known as Santa Cruz church was built by the Portuguese in 1769 after the King Taksin granted them the land.
Wat Kalayanamit is not the main tourist temple but it is houses the biggest sitting buddha image in Bangkok, 15 meters tall and 12 meters wide. The temple was built by King Rama III in 1820s. It was a peak period for Chineses influence. The architecture of temple is mixed between Thai and Chinese style.
Traditional Thai Puppet Show at an Artist House is one of Bangkok’s hidden gems. The house is over two hundred years old and located together with other wooden houses along Bang Lunag canal. Everyday at 2:00 pm, there is a puppet show with three puppeteers pulling the strings to control the puppets. It follows the story of Ramayana. It is a popular place for Bangkokians to visit on leisurely weekend.
10:00 am Meet in the hotel lobby
10:30 Walk at the Flower market
11:00 Take a cross-river ferry to
Kudi Chin Community (An old Portuguese community)
Visit Biggest sitting buddha image in Bangkok
12:00 Visit a local museum of the community and have snack and coffee
13:00 Take a private long-tail boat ride on Bangkok canals for about 1 hrs
14:00 Walk at Old Houses on the river
14:30 Enjoy half an hour of the Traditional Thai Puppet Show
16:30 Back to the hotel
*The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather or a traffic conditon*
- A friendly licensed tour guide
- All Transportation fee
- A private long -tail boat ride for 1:15 hrs.
- Liability and accident insurance
- Gratuity for a guide
Minimum 2 persons
The puppet show performs only on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.