On this walking tour we will discover Thonburi, a surprisingly fascinating district on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. This is one of the oldest settled areas of Bangkok. Back when Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam, ships from China and Europe would dock here and offload cargo to be sent further up the river to Ayutthaya. More recently, the district was the childhood home of the mother of the current King.
Thonburi stayed less developed than other parts of the city, and several of the traditional small canals still exist here. You will find a cool and peaceful atmosphere as well as the traditional Thai way of life with floating vendors and orchard farms.
The tour starts at BTS Wongwian Yai. After passing the statue of King Taksin, we will leave the busy streets and continue our walk through small, typical Thai streets. Strolling along we will pass several temples and shrines, visit the Princess Mother Memorial Park and Museum, enjoying a market and the typical laid back atmosphere.
After crossing the Chao Phraya by ferry, it is time for lunch for those who can stay(cost of lunch not included). From here we will decide how to get home (taxi, boat, BTS, tuk-tuk).
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