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5 Days in Bangkok + Floating Market article

We expertize in customizing comfortable, private, exploring trip in the Kingdom of Thailand and Indochina

Floating Market, Thailand

Learn the daily way of life of Thai people both in urban and rural.

Price starts at USD 896/person for group of 4 (twin sharing at 4 stars hotel).

 

- The Grand Palace  Tour

- Canal tour and Koh Rattanakosin

- Thai Food cooking class

- Floating Market

- Buffalo Village

- Koh Kred

- Chatuchak Market / Flower Market / Fresh Market

 

 

 

Details of Thai Life Package 

Day 1: (-, L, D)

Morning

The Grand Palace has an area of 218,400 sq. meters and is surrounded by walls built in 1782. Within these walls, there situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences.

When Siam (Thailand) restored law and order after the fall of Ayutthaya (the previous capital of Siam), the monarch lived in Thonburi, which is on the west side of the Chaophraya River. King Rama I, on ascending the throne, moved the center of administration to this side of the Chao Phraya river and, after erecting public monuments such as fortifications and monasteries, built a palace to serve not only as his residence but also as his offices--the various ministries, only one of which remains in the palace.  

Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand

 

This palace came to be known as the Grand Palace, in which the earliest edifices contemporary with the foundation of Bangkok were the two groups of residences named the Dusit Maha Prasat and the Phra Maha Monthian. 

Afternoon: Canal Tour 

Take the unique long-tailed boat to travel through Bangkok and witness the traditional Thai way of life when the canals were the main transportation means of the Thai people. This is why Bangkok once was known as the ‘Venice of the East’  

 

Canal Tour, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Then we will drive you around Koh Rattanakosin which is the historic part of Bangkok especially when King Rama I established it as the new Capital, replacing Thonburi. You will still see several well preserved places among the modern surrounding of Bangkok. 

 

Tours to Thailand, Old Fortress Bangkok 

 
 

Dinner: by the Chaophraya Riverside

 

Day 2: (B, L, D)

Morning  

Walking Tour, escorted by our guide. Observe the Thai way of life as it actually is. Our guide will provide the relevant, useful information so that you understand the Thai way of life.  

Afternoon: Thai Cooking Class and dinner

Learn the secret recipe of Thai food. You will also learn the wonders of Thai herbs and spices, which not only make Thai cuisine popular the world over. it is also healthy to have.

       Somtam, Thai Food Tour, Thailand           Thai cooking class, Thai Food Tour, Thailand

 

Day 3: (B, D)

Morning Free Time

If you have any specific idea about the activities you want to do in Bangkok, Please let us know and we will consult you on that purpose.

Afternoon: Koh Kred

The refuge of the Mon tribe. This piece of land became island because the canal was constructed to shortcut a bend of Chao Phraya river about a hundred years ago.

Tour Bangkok, Koh Kred, Thailand        Bangkok Tour, Pottery at Koh Kred, Thailand 

 

Enjoy shopping the traditional Mon pottery and handicrafts, Taste the original recipe of the Mon food and especially variety of desert. 

Day 4: (B, L, D)

Morning

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: Live the way of life of Thai a few hundred years back when the rivers and canals were still the main transportation of the city. The merchants set up their ‘shops’ on the small boats. They would then row their ‘shops’ along the canals and stop by each customer’s residence. You can enjoy shop souvenirs and taste Thai dishes along the trip.

Floating Market, Thailand

 


Afternoon:  Buffalo Village

Water buffalo is the animal, other than elephant, involved very deeply with the life of Thai. It is ‘instrumental’ animal that helps the Thai to harvest rice. You will also have the chance to work with the water buffalo to imitate the traditional way the Thai farmers work with the buffalo to harvest rice

(Please prepare the t-shirt, shorts to work in the paddy)

Tour Thailand, Buffalo Village


Day 5: (B)

Market Tour of your choice

You may choose to visit one of these three famous local markets:

Chatuchak (JJ) Weekend Market:  Open only in the weekend. Well recognized globally as one of the biggest Weekend Market in the world (27 acres). You can shop anything you can possibly imagine, from little puppets, plants, decorative items, souvenirs, and pets etc.  

 

JJ Market, Bangkok    Bangkok Tour, JJ Market


Flower Market: used to be the Fish Market since King Rama I. King Rama V has moved the Fish Market to Hua Lampong. This market then serves the local as the biggest Vegetable and Flower Market ever since. It is, however, commonly known as the Flower Market as almost every kinds of flowers in the Kingdom can be bought from this market.

 

Flower Market, Bangkok Tour    Bangkok Tour, Flower market

       Fresh Market (Or Tor Gor Market): enjoy slow pacing through the local fresh market, shop various types of speices, Thai curry paste, Thai curry powder. You may want to cook your favorite  dish for your loved ones back in your homeland.

 

Fresh Market   Fresh Market

 

Transfer to airport (end of tour with smile and happiness)

 

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