The Making of Modern Bangkok: Untold Stories
This study trip will make you understand the making of modern Bangkok through the lens of local. I will bring you to the untold stories of social behaviors, classes, ideologies and all other motivations that truly drive the city.
Why this trip?
This trip presents Bangkok the way that is rarely seen in the eyes of foreigners. If you want to spend a day learning what are really inside Bangkok in terms of social and economic aspects, then this trip suits best for you.
How local is it?
The places I bring you are not what you can't find in the normal trip . But the stories behind them are what make the trip different. You will understand Bangkok at its truest form by the local who has been studying the topics for years.
What makes it unique?
This trip is obviously not a typical only-for-tourist package where you learn things as it already written on guidebooks. The information I prepare are what I have been reading and experienced from several academic sources and my own observations.
Meet up at our meeting point
- Hotel lobby (in Bangkok area)
- BTS Station (Any Station)
- MRT Station (Any Station)
Coffee meeting(Sapha coffee): Thought-provoking morning talk with coffee is a great day-starter. I will give you briefing on Bangkok and scope of the trip.
Take a taxi to the Chaophraya river bank area: Charoenkrung, Charoen-nakorn and Yaowaraj were the area where the trades in Bangkok began. I will bring you back through time by the old streets and buildings that hidden stories are waiting to be discovered.
Lunch at the local noodles restaurant in Charoen-nakorn.
Explore the modern Bangkok: Go around Silom-Sathorn area where the modern businesses are concentrated. Get a glimpse of how Thai culture blends/contrasts with globalization.
Siam-Rajprasong: A symbol of Thai elites. You can either spend time for an afternoon tea or walk around the vicinity. At this place, you will see how the area has become a center point of "Bangkokness".
Summarize: Go up to Baiyok II tower's observation deck to see Bangkok's skyscrapers.
Dinner at the restaurant in Thonglor area: Thonglor is a famous hang-out place for Bangkokian. Feel free to discuss with me any topics.
- Hotel Pickup in Bangkok Area
- Any Station
- Any Station