Time : 8.30 am- 6 pm ( daily )
To anyone who has visited Bangkok it would come as no surprise that the city would be ranked amongst the world’s most exciting and desirable tourist destinations, but in 2008 Bangkok was voted “world’s best city” and again in 2010 & 2011 by readers of the US magazine “Travel & Leisure”.
Bangkok is a city of contrasts. It is, at the same time, both a vibrant 21st century metropolis and home to a people who have preserved their traditional beliefs and elegant customs under the benefaction of the longest reigning monarch in the world.
Bangkok has much to offer those who visit it.
While some may come to experience the exhilaration of a modern Asian city, with a free and easy approach to fun, others come to experience a rare glimpse of a way of life lost to most modern western civilizations.
To those, Bangkok offers a fascinating cultural journey where one may experience first hand the uncomplicated lifestyles of a people who still live a traditional village customs, farming and marketing their produce as have countless generations before them. The beautiful wats (Buddhist temple) contain some of the country’s most elaborate Thai architecture and beautiful images of Lord Buddha.
Unlike other cities with variable climates, Bangkok is at its best all year round. If your holiday is time limited, let our friendly local private guide design a tour of the highlights of Bangkok to suit your needs, even if you only have one day.
For example, your day might start at 9 am with a ferry boat ride along Thailand’s longest river, the Chao Praya. Here you will see the beauty of the Old City which is home to such opulent temples as Wat Po (with its enormous 46 metre long Reclining Buddha) and the glittering Wat Phra Keaw, the Royal Temple of the Grand Palace which will take your breath away.
A short stroll along the old city streets will bring you to the vendors in the crowded amulet market. Here you will gain an insight into the Thai belief system, especially the importance of Buddhism in everyday Thai life. While you’re wandering through the endless maze of market streets why not grab an inexpensive local Thai snack or try the delicious seasonal Thai fruit at the sidewalk stalls.
Our private motorized long-tail boat will take us through the myriad of Klongs (canals). On a historical note, Bangkok was known as the Venice of the East. A boat ride along Thonburi’s canals with their remarkable scenery is an ideal way to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Old City.
Why not visit the popular Royal Barge Museum, where you will see one of the outstanding royal water procession ; Suphannahong with golden swan figurehead which is considered the world’s largest dug-out barge made from one piece of timber. If it is a weekend, you will be able to visit the local Thaling Chan floating market. You may also like to take a ride on a Thai Tuk Tuk to visit the bustling market at one of Bangkok’s oldest neighborhoods – Thai’s China Town (Yaowarat community). This is also home to the world famous 5.5 ton solid gold Buddha image at Wat Traimit.
This afternoon, why not enjoy an authentic Thai lunch at Jim Thompson’s house before touring the extraordinary Thai & Asian antique collection and Thai silk produce displayed in Jim’s house: a complex of interlinked teak wood Thai houses.
At the end of the day, your private Bangkok tour is completed with a ride on our comfortable metropolis sky train, passing modern business towers, luxury fashion and other shopping delights and up market hotels.
Come, and enjoy !
Cost: 67 USD ( 2,000 THB ) for guide fee only ( 1-2 traveling persons )
Entrance tickets & local transports are not included.