- 3.5-hour Bangkok walking tour of Thonburi
- Ride a boat across the Chao Phraya river to explore Thonburi’s back streets on foot
- Taste local snacks purchased from Tha Din Daeng street vendors as you walk with an informative guide
- Learn about the religious and cultural diversity along Bangkok’s old klongs (canals)
- Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This walking tour shows you a side of Bangkok that most tourists don’t see, and provides great insight into local life.
What You Can Expect
After you disembark, start your small-group walking tour in the district of Tha Din Daeng, known for its diverse community of Buddhists, Christians and Muslims. During your half-day excursion you’ll visit several shrines, mosques and sites of both ethnic Chinese and Portuguese Catholics, as well as view the early 19th-century temple of Wat Kalayanamit.
First, stroll past Thonburi’s centuries-old klongs, or canals, to sample some food at the pier. Your guide will purchase local snacks from the vendors here for you to savor while you walk along the riverside paths and learn about the area’s history.
When you reach Princess Mother Memorial Park, stop to visit a replica of the late royal mother's childhood home. The lush public space features gardens, a pavilion and exhibition halls with royal memorabilia on display.
Then continue your walk past more gardens and rural homes before returning by boat back across the river and completing your tour near the flower market in Bangkok.
Please note: The walking tour covers about 2 miles (3.5 km), and the pace is suitable for anyone with moderate fitness.
Our guide really made this tour for us. We had over 3 hours walking through such an interesting area of Bangkok, with a variety of different cultural influences.
A nice relaxing way to see the back streets in Bangkok.
This is different style of tour.
Exciting and interesting tour to see real lifestyle of Bangkok inhabitant.
You will see the way of live, culture, houses and talk to ordinary Bangkok people. The guide - Miss Jib - was so knowledgable on the history and gave usefull tips about seeing Bangkok
This walking tour was a wonderful way to see the back streets of Bangkok. Our guide "Esso" was quite easy to listen to and knew what he was talking about, offering snippets of local information and tastes of street food. If you want to get away from the tourist areas this is well worth considering.
Throughly enjoyed this tour,we were met by our tour guide Jib and the owner of expique at the meeting spot. Jib was a wealth of information on the history of these areas where the Chinese,Muslims,Porteguese and Catholics live together harmoniously. Walked many back lanes to see how the people of these areas live,came across many friendly locals happy to say hello and saw inside many homes where they were cheering and having a great time watching Muay Thai fights. This is the real bangkok that many tourists do not get to see. As we went on a Sunday not all the things we were to experience were open but Iam sure if you went on a weekday you would not have a problem. The local street food we tried consisted of various sweet treats which were yummy but more variety of foods would of been better. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone,easy pace walking and Jib our guide was great.
Walked thru lots of back allyways; visited a few interesting candy and snack shops after taking a boat across the river. Interesting stop at a coffeeshop/bakery -good drink and snacks. Thought we'd see more of life along the river when we actually spent more time a few blocks back from the river in allyways; so very little in terms of interesting views. I visited Bangkok several times so it was interesting to see a side of the city I haven't seen, but wouldn't recommend if you're a new visitor; many more interesting things to see and do.