Bangkok Journey Through Time (Full Day)
by Tuk Tuk and Walking
Joined Small Group: 2-8 persons
09.00 – 16.00 hrs (7 hrs.)
4,290.00 THB per person
Monday; Wednesday; Friday
* Magnificent of Thai temple art at the Marble Temple.
* The new palace and royal residence
* Royal recipe tasting
* The living legend of Lakorn Chatri Thai dancer.
* The Thai eating culture and delicious snack.
* Experience local transportation.
Explore one-of-a-kind Bangkok tour to witness how the shift of administration from the Grand Palace to the new palace by King Rama V modernize the country and escape from colonization.
Visit to the Marble temple to decode the transformation of culture, arts, architecture, politics etc., from traditional practices. The Marble temple is important because it is temple of the new palace, comparable to Wat Prakaew which is the temple of the Grand Palace.
Then learn about the life, food, tradition, custom of the court ladies living in closed door of the palace and how they were affected when the palace is not closed door from the outside world anymore. You will taste selected royal recipes created by these court ladies.
Moreover, you will understand the science and art of Thai cuisine. Finally, you will explore an old settlement of Bangkok, where the community has preserved their way of life, making it a rare find in modern-day Thailand. You will meet the only living successor of this disappearing art, a living legend who has no heir. For this special trip, you will learn how to dance the Lakorn Chatri before it disappears.
09.00 Meet our guide you at the front gate of the Marble Temple. Greeting and introduction to Bangkok.
09.15 Visit to Wat Benchamabophit or the Marble Temple which was built during the romantic era of Bangkok. You will enjoy the beauty of this temple and get insight into the art of Thai temple and Buddhism.
11.00 Experience the famous Tuk Tuk by taking a short ride around the new palace, the King’s residence. The Tuk Tuk then take you pass the area, which was once a royal residential park, and many buildings were designed and built with the concept of West meets East.
11.30 Visit a mansion built for one of King Chulalongkorn’s queens.
13.00 Lunch at a local restaurant, selected royal recipes will be served.
14.00 Witness the unique Lakorn Chatri, a traditional Thai dance, and learn how to dance with the living legend. Snacks from the local market will be served.
15.00 Experience the traditional art of making fragrant powder strings. Learn how to string fragrant powders together under the guidance of skilled artisans and create a beautiful garland to take home as a special souvenir. This unique and immersive activity offers a cultural insight into the significance of fragrant powder strings in Thai traditions.
16.00 End of tour at Nang Lerng community.
Location: Bangkok’s New Palace area and Nang Lerng Community
The front gate of the Marble Temple facing a small canal. (Pick up service not available)
Minimum Age: Minimum age to join our tour is 12 years.
Physical Challenge Level: 1 out of 5
1. Loose-fitting, breathable clothing that covers most of your body as we will be visiting temple.
2. Walking shoes easily to take off.
Tour Language: English
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts.
Why you should join us:
1. Enjoy in-depth information by professional graduated tour guide
2. Explore real local life with locals
3. Naturally friendly guides and staff
4. Align our tour with shared pathways to ensure climate action is consistent across all of tourism.
Tour release: This tour starts to operate from 21 March 2023.
1. Drinking water and soft drink.
2. All entrance fees and activities.
3. Lunch at a local restaurant.
4. All transportation fees when occurs.
5. Well-educated English-speaking tour guide.
6. Accident Insurance.
Service not included:
1. Hotel pick up and drop off.
2. Tips for tour guide and local staff
3. VAT 7% and With Holding Tax 3%
Things to bring:
1. Bottle to refill drinking water.
Low Carbon Elements of Our Tours:
1. Minimise waste and single use plastic.
2. Walking to reduce carbon emissions.
3. Taking public transportation when appropriate.
4. Carbon footprint calculated using TGO Tourism PCR and offset by purchasing carbon credits from local projects.
The Carbon footprint produced during this tour is 7 kgCo2eq per person.