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Feel Bangkok's Diversity & Harmony through a Walking Tour

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This walking tour will show you a side of Bangkok that most tourists don’t visit and provides a great insight into local life. On this tour, you walk along a stretch of the riverbank on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river, where many original communities remain. As you walk you pass by Thai temples, Chinese shrines, churches and mosques. Yet, this is not a tour about religion, but rather one where we explore the diverse local cultures and the stories of how these groups arrived in the area. The tour starts at Saphan Taksin BTS. We will then take a boat to an area on the other side of the river. The tour continues with a walk down a street which is a foodies paradise. Here we will pick up local snacks to eat along the way. The tour then takes a combination of small backstreets and riverside paths as we pass by the Princess Mother's Memorial Park, Shrines, Mosques, and a Portuguese Catholic community famous for it's desserts. Finally, we'll arrive at the famous Wat Kalayanamit before heading back across the river where the tour will finish near the flower market. This walk is about 3.5km and suitable for anyone with moderate fitness. However, please remember it does get hot in Bangkok. The starting time varies throughout the year. During the winter months (still pretty hot!) the tour is in the afternoon but during summer months we run the tour in the morning when it is noticeably cooler.

This walking tour will show you a side of Bangkok that most tourists don’t visit and provides a great insight into local life. On this tour, you walk along a stretch of the riverbank on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river, where many original communities remain. As you walk you pass by Thai temples, Chinese shrines, churches and mosques. Yet, this is not a tour about religion, but rather one where we explore the diverse local cultures and the stories of how these groups arrived in the area. The tour starts at Saphan Taksin BTS. We will then take a boat to an area on the other side of the river. The tour continues with a walk down a street which is a foodies paradise. Here we will pick up local snacks to eat along the way. The tour then takes a combination of small backstreets and riverside paths as we pass by the Princess Mother's Memorial Park, Shrines, Mosques, and a Portuguese Catholic community famous for it's desserts. Finally, we'll arrive at the famous Wat Kalayanamit before heading back across the river where the tour will finish near the flower market. This walk is about 3.5km and suitable for anyone with moderate fitness. However, please remember it does get hot in Bangkok. The starting time varies throughout the year. During the winter months (still pretty hot!) the tour is in the afternoon but during summer months we run the tour in the morning when it is noticeably cooler.