Chinatown & Thonburi Cycling Tour

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Chinatown and Thonburi Cycling Tour

In the heart of downtown Bangkok lies the always active and often mysterious district of Chinatown. Here, alleys disappear into forgotten temples, exotic markets spill onto the streets and striking architecture spirals skyward. The tour begins amidst the morning commotion of Chinatown. We'll explore the going-ons of a spirited street market by foot before cycling through the Chinatown hustle and bustle. We use a local ferry to find calmer surroundings on the other side of the Chao Phraya River. Here our trail changes pace, winding gently through the back roads of Thonburi district. Off the beaten track, we'll see lesser-known temples, markets, and sites, including the Princess Mother Memorial Park. A well-kept secret, the park sees few tourists despite its magnetizing ambiance and attractions. Among the park's arching branches stands a small museum, historically rich and well-worth the visit.

Back on the trail, we continue to Santa Cruz Catholic Church. The evidence of Portuguese influence in Thai society since they were the first European group that came into contact with Thailand in the 13th century. Take a break and have a taste of a Portuguese dessert made from an old recipe, then ride through the old community to the Temple of Good Friends, the second biggest Buddha and the biggest monk bell in Thailand. Next we continue to a Bangkok favorite, the Temple of the Dawn. This architecturally impressive structure features five towering prangs adorned by broken pieces of Chinese porcelain. Its construction symbolized an earthly version of the layers of heaven

Price Includes

  • Trek city bike
  • Helmet
  • Insurance
  • Water and snacks
  • Boat ride
  • Admission fees
  • English-speaking cycling guide

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Transfer from/to hotel.

Highlights

  • Bustling markets and busy eateries of boisterous Chinatown
  • Lush gardens and a Thai house at Princess Mother Memorial Park
  • Portuguese architecture at Santa Cruz Catholic Church
  • Thailand's 2nd largest Buddha statue at Wat Kanlayanamit
  • Insight into the Ayutthaya Kingdom's history at Wat Arun

Remark

  • Cycling Distance : 22 kilometres
  • Tour and program can be flexible depending on time and weather condition.
  • This tour will visit temples, please show respect at these sacred places by wearing a shirt with sleeves and knee-length shorts.
  • The tour lasts 3-4 hours, depending on group size and time spent visiting the temples.
  • If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
  • Child between ages 5-11 years old will be charged at child price.

Meeting Point

  • STAFF will meet you at Grand China Hotel around 8:00 / Please wait for your guide in the hotel lobby
  • Our tour departs at 08:15 from the Grand China Hotel, in the heart of Chinatown.
  • For the morning departure, please meet at 08:00 and we will return to the same point at approximately 12:30.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

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