Visitors to Bangkok, Thailand have the opportunity to join us on a City Safari through some of Bangkok’s most exciting areas. You will start by taking the Skytrain to “Saphan Taksin” pier, where you’ll hop on an express boat and cruise along the Chao Phraya River.
One of the most famous temples is Wat Po, home to the famous Reclining Buddha which is covered in gold leaf. If you get an early start you can experience the monks morning chanting ritual.
A tuk tuk – Southeast Asia’s most iconic form of travel – will carry you to Baan Bat, where locals have been crafting monks alms bowls since the 1700s, and then to Wat Saket, the ‘Golden Mount.’ If you are feeling energetic you should climb its 400 steps to the top and see the large golden Chedi, which houses a holy relic of the Buddha. You’ll also be rewarded with panoramic views of the city from this high vantage point.
Next, you’ll head to the iconic Giant Swing in Bangkok’s famous Chinatown and explore the area on foot. A local restaurant serving up some of the best Thai dishes in town will provide lunch. Afterwards, try coconut ice cream from a nearby vendor who has been selling homemade ice cream in the same location for over 50 years.
A boat ride through Bangkok’s Saen Saeb canal will escort you to the beautiful Lanna-style house of Jim Thompson, who brought Thai silk international recognition before mysteriously disappearing during a trip to Malaysia.