Many Thai highlights, crafted in one day. A visit to Thailand is not complete by skipping sights such as its floating market, a cultural experience at the Sampran Riverside and be in awe when standing at the base of the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.
What to Expect
Early rise and shine is needed to catch a glimpse of some of Thailand’s most famous cultural and recognizable sites around. Under the guidance of a driver and guide, you commence your tour at around 07:00 hrs in western direction to the Damnern Saduak Floating Markets, one of Thailand’s icons. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach the marketing and buzzing place is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up.
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market dates back to 1866 when King Rama IV ordered that a canal 32 kilometers long be dug at Damnoen Saduak to connect the Mae Klong and Tacheen Rivers (his reason for doing so lies in the fact that the quality of the soil on the banks of the canal is excellent for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables including Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangos, bananas, and coconuts). The Floating Market is an ideal place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables and other from small boats. Tourists will also be able to see traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives.
After your visit to the market, head down to the rural Maeklong Station Market, a different, yet more intimate place to see the various fresh fruits and vegetable produces from the region displayed here. Lunch will be served at the picturesque Sampran Riverside where you also will attend the Thai village show, which gives you an introduction into Thai life.
The one-hour cultural show, given daily at 1500, is widely considered the finest in Thailand. This show consistently thrills with its nonstop performances of Thai dance, martial arts, a traditional wedding, Buddhist monk hood ordinations, the national sport of ‘takraw’, and a demonstration of working elephants. Following this visit, you admire the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia; the Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakorn Pathom. This golden-tiled dome of the Chedi towers almost 116 meters into the air. Head back to Bangkok where your guide and driver will drop you off at your booked hotel in the Thai capital. Arrival in Bangkok will be around 18:00 hrs.
- Private tours and transfer from/to your Bangkok CBD Hotel with driver
- English speaking guide
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- All entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Other entrance fees and expenses
- Hotel accommodation in Bangkok
- Tips and gratuities
Your booked downtown Bangkok hotel