Ultimate Thai Cultural and Sightseeing Experience

Pick up from Bangkok
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Tour Code: BKK-26 Duration: Approx 9 Hours

Experience the Thai culture like never before by visiting the ancient temples that have been around for centuries, the lifestyles of locals and also experience the famous Thai massage!

Highlights:

  • Visit the Ancient Temples called the Bang Chak Temple
  • Learn about the Customs and Culture of the Mon People Residing at the Artificial Koh-Kret Island
  • Learn and Make your Own Traditional Pottery
  • Soothe your Muscles by Visiting the Skilled Masseuse at the Local Massage Parlour 

Tour Description:

Discover the historical sites of Bangkok that is located along the Chao Phraya river, away from the bustling streets of Bangkok. The Wat Bang Chak is the home for a large Buddha statue that stands towering in the middle of the temple, which exudes a sense of glory and grandeur. Located on the west bank of the famous Chao Phraya river, the Bang Chak riverside temple is strategically facing the Koh Kret island despite not being the most aesthatically appealing Buddha statue. After spending some time touring the temple, you will be taking a ferry ride through the river that is dotted with a spectacular rural view. Your next stop would be to the Koh-Kret island that is an artificial island that was formed in 1722.

The Koh-Kret island is where a large number of Mon people congregate to reside happily with one another. Ths island is well known for being the largest settlement for the Mon people, a once dominant tribe of central Thailand. Revel in the culture and customs of the local Mon people by interacting with the locals and visiting their hamlets and markets. Your tour to experience the Mon and Thai culture will not be complete without trying on the local cuisines. Savour in the flavours of the Mon people by indulging in the scrumptious Mon dishes, which includes the kanom jeen and the kow chaa. To elevate your Thai cultural experience even further, you will have your chance to learn the art of ancient pottery-making from the Mon people. The Mon people are famous for being the experts in pottery.

After leaving the Koh Kret island via ferry, head next to Wat Suan Kaew, a temple that was abandoned for nearly 80 years. Besides being a religious center for Buddhism, people would also visit to hunt for some affordable treasures. It is known to be a paradise for antique lovers and flea market junkies where you can find good deals in exchange for exotic items and collections. Most of the goods sold are second-hand items and are inexpensive. The hidden gem is not very popular with foreign tourists for now and makes a unique photogenic opportunity! After a tiring day of exploring, ease your muscles by stopping by the local Thai massage parlour where you will relax and alleviate your mind. Choose to experience the body or foot massage, a good way to pamper your body through an authentic Thai massage that incorporates a technique for optimum health and relaxation.

Your last stop in this day tour will have you visiting an ancient temple called the Wat Worachanyawat that was built in 1798. The well-preserved temple features a finely carved pulpit, that is still in a good condition. The impressive architecture and design of the temple will leave you in awe as you take a leisure stroll around the temple, admiring the vibrant appearance of a Buddhist temple. The temple is also home to a uniquely large gold Buddha statue that lies in a sleeping position, facing the Chao Phraya River. Admire the large Buddha statue in a peaceful slumber when you visit the ancient temple. After a fruitful day of sightseeing in Bangkok, you will leave to be transferred back to your hotel late in the afternoon, with a memorable experience in your mind.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation within 4 days prior to the tour date: 100% of total package payment incurred.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am

What's Included:

  • English-speaking Guide
  • Return Tranfer
  • Entance Fee
  • Lunch

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • This tour allows a maximum of 5 pax
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
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