Exploration of the Other Side of the City through Cycling

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Exploration of the Other Side of the City through Cycling

On the other side of Bangkok which is on the left bank of the Chao Phraya river lies the ancient capital of Thon Buri – the previous capital of Thailand before the capital was moved across the river to Rattanakosin Island and became the current city of Bangkok (Kungthep). The original essence of Bangkok’s people’s way of life was connected to the river, canals, and waterways both on the Phra Nakhon (Royal City), which is the current Bangkok, and Thonburi sides. Many old communities reside here amongst the multitude of canals or “Klongs” that feed from the Chao Phraya and provide transportation as well as nourishment and economic opportunities to these local communities and where a different style of life exists, unseen and unknown.

On this tour, you will cycle on the other side of Chao Phraya river to adventure into a warren of small streets (Sois) where there is a real contrast between these rural communities and their way of life, and that of the metropolitan Bangkok where there are many interesting, cultural and traditional things to see such as local Buddhist temple and markets. During a tour, you will have a chance to taste some local snacks and relax at the edge of one of the main Klongs, which connects to the Chao Phraya River. On the way back, you will enjoy with the beautiful scenery along the canal alley way by the longtail boat before getting to the starting point

Price Includes

  • High quality mountain bikes and Helmets
  • Boat trips through traditional ‘Khlongs’
  • Traditional Thai snacks and refreshment throughout
  • Friendly English speaking guide
  • Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Transfers from/ to hotels

Remark

  • Approximate distance : 20–25 kilometers
  • Starting Time: 8.20 am (4 hours) – Available Everyday
  • What to wear: Modest, comfortable set of activity clothes, Good pair of cycling shoes.
  • What to bring: Sport shoes, Light T-shirt, Shorts or long pants, Sunglasses, Sun block, Personal medicine, Camera
  • Tour and program can be flexible depending on time and weather condition.
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant ladies, infants or people with back or neck problems.
  • Please make sure you supply the heights of all passengers when booking. This information will be used to supply the correct sized bicycles
  • You must be able to ride a bicycle on your own.
  • Please provide the participant's full name and passport numbers for insurance.
  • This tour will visit temples, please show respect at these sacred places by wearing a shirt with sleeves and knee-length shorts.

Highlights

  • Mae Khlong-Mahachai railway
  • Local Markets
  • Beautiful Local Buddhist Temple
  • Klong Bang Luang Community
  • The Artist’s House (Baan Silapin)
  • Local Thai communities
  • Canal Alley Ways

Meeting Point:

  • Make your own way.
  • 8.20 : Meet your guide at Main Office/Starting Point behind Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).
  • For the morning departure, please meet at 08:30 and we will return to the same point at approximately 12:30.
  • Please arrive meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • In case you get to the meeting point late than 5 minutes please make a phone call to 02937-4499

How to get there : Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

  • Take a sky train to Saphan Taksin BTS station, exit 2 and walk to the Central Pier
  • Then take Chao Phraya Express Boat to Tha Tien Pier (Pier No.8)
  • From Tha Tien Pier (Pier No.8):
  • Take a ferry crossing the river to Wat Arun pier and just walk for 5 minutes to our starting point.

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