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(175)
Enjoyable and Affordable service.
Unorganized and bad van driver
The guide was polite but sometimes confusing information was given about trip details. Also it’s abvertised as all entrance fee included, but NOT true. 40 B for museum, 50 B for train and drinks at lunch all extra!! The van driver back to BKK was very distracted with phone, drove very unsafe.
Great tour with mixed bags.
It’s a mixed bag. Though the tour guide was great and knowledgeable about the subject, the logistic and organization were a hit and miss. I waited for the pick that did not arrive due to wrong information the tour operator driver gave to the front desk. I ended up getting a cab to the next hotel to catch up with the tour van. The food served for lunch was still cold or warming up when we got there though it was on the warmer trays. This spoiled my appetite even if I was very hungry. The trip back took longer, about 4.5 hours, due to traffic and the driver misunderstandings.