Simultaneously experience the hustle-and-bustle and serene ambiance of Bangkok, Thailand by going on a bike ride exploration!
Experience the hustle-and-bustle and serene parts of Bangkok by traversing through the local areas, such as Chinatown and Thonburi whilst on a bicycle.Your journey begins with an exploration of the heart of Chinatown where you will ride through narrow back alleys and observe the bustling market in constant motion with people moving past each other. Delve into the hectic ambiance of the marketplace with the the cacophony of sounds and sights of the vendors selling their goods in their stalls and observe the blend of Chinese and Thai cultures in one location that makes exploring Chinatown such a remarkable experience.
There are a wide variety of goods sold by the vendors, all the way from Buddha amulets to even something unexpected like the recycled truck engines. Experience the locals participating in worshippings at the hidden temples and watch the ritualistic paper burnings. Take the chance to observe the display of omnipresent spirit house, which illustrates a centuries-old culture that have lived through the test of time. Then, you will cross the Chao Phraya river with the sights of the silhouettes of the skyline and then you will explore the ancient city of Thonburi.
At one point in history, Thonburi was the new capital of Siam after it was recaptured by General Phraya Taksin, after the sack of Ayutthaya in 1767. Currently, the ancient city of Thonburi is situated on the western side of the Chao Phraya river. The city radiates a cool and calming ambiance as the inhabitants still practice the traditional Thai way of life with the presence of floating vendors and also using the centuries-old canal as a form of transportation to go from one place to another.
Unlike other parts of Bangkok, Thonburi lacks an abundance of grand buildings but the city does have the charm of a more traditional life. Cycle through the residential area of Thonburi and observe the friendly nature of the locals that residing in the ancient city. Discover other historical sites that are in the Thonburi city, such as the Wat Arun and the huge Wat Bang Mod. After a day well spent, you will head back to your hotel with the fondest of memories and a craving for more adventure.