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Experience life alongside the Chao Phraya River during this 3.5-hour walking tour of Thonburi. After a boat ride from Bangkok, stroll the riverside paths and alleyways in search of local food. Your guide introduces you to Thai snacks and drinks as well as cultural diversity represented by the area’s Thai temples, Chinese shrines, churches and mosques. You’ll stop at Princess Mother Memorial Park and visit Wat Kalayanamit on this small-group tour, limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure personalized attention.


  • 3-hour Bangkok walking tour of local life along the Thonburi riverbank
  • Ride a boat across the Chao Phraya river to explore Thonburi’s back streets on foot
  • Learn about the religious and cultural diversity of the Bangkok
  • Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 15 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

Bangkok Walking Tour: Chao Phraya Riverside Paths of Thonburi

Bangkok Walking Tour: Chao Phraya Riverside Paths of Thonburi

This tour avoids the tourist crowds and gives a glimpse at local life in Bangkok’s original communities.

Make your way to Yodpiman River Walk in Bangkok where you will meet your guide.  After a short introduction you will take the public ferry to cross to Thonburi, situated on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River.
After you disembark, start your small-group walking tour around the area of Khlong San and Kuddeejeen, known for its diverse community of Buddhists, Christians and Muslims. During your 3-hour excursion you’ll pass several shrines, mosques and sites of both ethnic Chinese and Portuguese Catholics, as well as view the early 19th-century temple of Wat Kalayanamit.

You will stroll along riverside walks and small backstreets and learn about the area’s history. You will stop to explore the quaint community of Kudeejeen and sample their famous snack. When you reach the 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. Your tour will conclude at Tha Din Daeng, a local foodie's paradise. From here you can either grab some lunch or head back across the river to Chinatown.

Please note: The walking tour covers about 2 miles (3.5 km), and the pace is suitable for anyone with moderate fitness.

Customer Reviews

Jennifer J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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.

Karen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A nice relaxing way to see the back streets in Bangkok.

susana j

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

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

Graeme J

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

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.

Debbie N

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

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.

Dean R

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

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.

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