Bangkok Way of Life (Full Day)
This is a full-day tour in which you will explore the different ways in which people life on the ‘Other Side of Bangkok’, an area formerly known as Krung Thonburi Sri Maha Samut (The City of Treasures gracing the ocean). We will cycle through local communities and markets. After exploring an orchid farm in a remote community we will break at a local family’s home and learn how to cook traditional Thai dishes. This is a fascinating and fun journey by bike and long-tail boat, exploring the different ways in which local Thai people live in this area.
There is no better way to appreciate Thai lifestyle than by exploring local communities by bike and long-tail boat, as it best reflects the Sabai Sabai (slow pace) nature of the Thai lifestyle here.
We will start from Wat Arun (where our main office is located) and cycle through a maze of small streets (Sois), along local markets and ancient Buddhist temples. Once we have passed the buzzing local communities you will discover a change of scenery – traditional Thai wooden houses along canals, local farms and plenty of greenery.
On the way we will also explore local crafts and taste local delicacies, discover Buddhist temples, smell the jungle and hear the sounds of nature – this is a tour for all your senses. We will stop at the Artist’s House (Baan Silapin) a 200 year old house which is home to some amazing arts and crafts.
After the Artist’s House we will take a traditional long-tail boat along the narrow canals and explore the local communities from the waterside until we reach an orchid farm where they grow hundreds of different kinds of orchids.
You will have developed a good appetite by now – can there be a better opportunity to learn how to cook a delicious Thai meal at the local family’s house. Collect some fresh vegetables from their garden and have a go!
After a short ride on our bikes we will get back in a long-tail boat and get our energy back whilst soaking in the bustling canal with its local traders and different types of boats.
On the way back we will stop at the Thonburi local rail yard, which hosts some historic steam locomotives – old relics which once were crucial to Thailand’s development.