Wat Arun and the West Bank
Indepth Walking Tour

by Walking

Joined Small Group: 2-10 persons
09.30 – 16.30 hrs.  (7 hrs.)

Saturday and Sunday

Tour Highlight:
* Wat Arun.
* History, Arts, and Architecture of Bangkok.
* Bangkok is the melting pot, foreign settlements in Bangkok.
* Royal Tradition, Local Belief, and Religion.
* Fusion lunch in Thai and Portuguese style.

Step back in time and uncover the secrets of Bangkok’s past. Explore Thonburi, the area that was briefly the capital before Bangkok, and discover the rich history and diverse cultures that shaped this vibrant city. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you through the winding alleys of Thonburi, taking you to visit Wat Arun, the iconic White Stupa, and Memorial Bridge, all along the bank of the Chao Phraya River. You’ll also get to explore the unique neighborhoods settled by the Portuguese, Hokkien Chinese, and Cham Muslims, where you’ll discover their customs, traditions, and mouthwatering cuisines. The tour ends at the bustling Flower Market, where you’ll be dazzled by the colorful displays of flowers and other goods. This is a captivating experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation for Bangkok’s rich history and culture. Book your tour today and prepare to be amazed!

Tour Itinerary

09.30 Meet our guide at Sanamchai MRT Station Exit 1 in front of Museum Siam. Briefing and introduction to Bangkok history.
09.40 Walk to Ta Tian Pier. Then take a ferry to Wat Arun.
10.00 Explore Wat Arun. During this time, our guide will talk about the history of Bangkok, including how Rama I built the city, the Grand Palace, and Wat Pho. You’ll also learn about the Rama II era, the history of Thai food, and the Chao Phraya river. Visit different buildings in the temple complex and walk the Chedi.
11.00 Walk past King Taksin Palace. Your guide will discuss the new capital and dynasty during this time.
12.00 Walk to Wat Kalaya. You’ll cross the bridge from the right side and learn about Rama IV, including his favorite dish – Crispy Noodles. You’ll also learn about the original Chao Phraya river and the history of Rama III, the Chinese trading ship, and Chao Phraya Nikorn, who later became the Prime Minister and a friend of Rama III.
12.30 Walk to Kadichine community. During this time, your guide will provide an overview of the Portuguese community in Bangkok, and you’ll have the opportunity to sample some sweet snacks. You’ll also learn about the unique setting of the community, which is one of the best-preserved in Bangkok. The church owns the area, and no modifications are allowed. Members of the community all know each other, and there are multiple cultures and ethnicities present, including Christians, Muslims, and Chinese. You’ll also learn about the community’s tradition of keeping food fresh by giving it to neighbors and getting returns, as they do not have refrigerators.
13.00 Lunch at a fusion Thai and Portuguese restaurant.
14.00 Visit the church and try some Khanom Farang, a traditional Portuguese dessert.
14.30 Walk to Wat Prayoon. Your guide will provide a history of the temple and its importance in Bangkok’s history. You’ll also have the opportunity to walk inside the Chedi and feed the turtles.
15.45 Visit the Flower Market in Bangkok, also known as Pak Khlong Talat. This is a bustling and vibrant hub of activity where vendors sell an array of fresh flowers and vegetables, fruits, and other goods. Visitors to the market can enjoy the sights and smells of the colorful displays of flowers and purchase a variety of fresh flowers and other items at affordable prices. The Flower Market is a unique and authentic experience that showcases the rich culture and traditions of Thailand.
16.30  End of Tour

Location: Bangkok’s Thon Buri old quarter

Meeting Point:
Meeting Point is at of Museum Siam, 
Sanam Chai MRT Station (BL31) Exit 1

Minimum Age: Minimum age to join our tour is 12 years.
Physical Challenge Level:  1 out of 5

Dress Code:
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
Cancellation policy:
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.


Service included:
1Drinking 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:
1Hotel 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.
2. Handkerchief

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.