Joined Tour: Walking Tour along Chao Phraya River: Diversity and Harmony
This walking tour explores the diversity of Bangkok as we visit an area where original Buddhist, Christian and Muslim communities live in harmony
Why this trip?
This tour visits a stretch of the riverbank on the Thonburi side where many original communities remain and passes by Thai temples, Chinese shrines, churches and mosques.
How local is it?
Yet, this is not a tour about religion, but rather one where we explore the diverse local cultures and the stories of how these groups arrived in the area.
What makes it unique?
People associate Bangkok and Thailand with Buddhism, yet it is city where many cultures live in harmony alongside each other.
Meet up at hotel lobby (in Bangkok area)
Start at Yodpiman River Walk (Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market) then take the ferry across to the Thonburi side of the river and a visit to the famous Wat Kalayanamit.
Walk along a combination of riverside paths and backstreets, passing through a diverse range of local neighborhoods. This includes the Portuguese Catholic community, known as Kudeejeen, which is famous for its’ local cake.
Visit the Princess Mother's Memorial Park and the neighboring Chinese shrine and mosque.
Finish the tour at Tha Din Daeng which is a foodies paradise, and after the tour you can grab some lunch here or head across the river to Chinatown.
- Hotel Pickup in Bangkok Area
Booking & Review(88)
The JEATH war museum was a bit disorganized and was mostly just relics taken from the war. I would recommend to skip it and read up on the history of the bridge on your own.
The train ride was nice, but you have to pay a little extra if you want to get a seat.
Because our group was small, we were able to join the others for the bamboo raft which was a treat.
Efficient, Simple, Fun
Not the best
Tour guide did absolutely nothing and the waterfall was dry which we were not told ahead of time. A big waste of time and money