- Travel like a local by using different types of transportation
- Avoid traffic, and see Bangkok from a different angle
- Enjoy the delicacies in Bangkok’s most preserved area around the Giant Swing
Join us on a City Safari through some of Bangkok’s most exciting areas. Start by taking the Skytrain from your hotel to “Saphan Taksin” pier, where you’ll hop on an express boat and cruise along the Chao Phraya River to Tha Chang pier.
Visit Wat Po and the famous Reclining Buddha, covered in gold leaf, and with an early start experience the monks early morning chanting ritual. Continue by tuk tuk to Baan Bat, where locals have been crafting monks alms bowls since the 1700s, and then to Wat Saket, the ‘Golden Mount’. Climb its nearly 400 low steps to the top and see the large golden Chedi, which houses a holy relic of the Buddha. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from this high vantage point.
Head to the Giant Swing and explore the area on foot. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant serving up some of the best Thai dishes in town. After lunch, try coconut ice cream from a nearby vendor who has been selling homemade ice cream for over 50 years from the same location.
Continue to Phanfa Lilat pier and take boat ride through Bangkok’s Saen Saeb canal to the beautiful Lanna-style house of Jim Thompson, who brought Thai silk international recognition before mysteriously disappearing during a trip to Malaysia. Return to your hotel via Skytrain.