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Khlong Bang Luang Artist House: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bangkok: Customized Private Long-Tail Boat Hire with a Guide

1. Bangkok: Customized Private Long-Tail Boat Hire with a Guide

Meet your guide at Tha Maharaj, also known as Maharaj Pier, and depart on a long-tail speedboat journey on the “River of Kings,” the Chao Phraya River. Benefit from a private guide and included travel insurance to ensure your safety is the top priority. Choose between 1, 1.5 or 2-hour tour options, and customize the itinerary based on your interests, as long as it is realistic time-wise and can be adjusted if necessary after meeting your guide. Once the tour is finished, you will be transferred back to the Tha Maharaj Pier. The places you can visit include: • Wat Arun or “Temple of Dawn,” one of Bangkok's most famous temples on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River • Wat Kalayanamit, a prominent local Thai Buddhist temple located next to the river in an area considered one of the most important in Bangkok's history • The Artist's House (Baan Silapin), a 2-floor, L-shaped wooden building famed for its puppet theater • Taling Chan Floating Market (only open on weekends from around 8:30 AM–4 PM) • Wat Hong Rattanaram Temple, a Thai Buddhist temple classified as the second rank of the royal temple • Wat Suwannaram Temple, which was used as the execution ground for Burmese prisoners of war; you can also feed the fish for merit-making here • National Museum of Royal Barges, a former dry dock for barges and warships under the care of the Royal Household and the Royal Thai Navy that now houses barges from the Royal Barge Procession

Bangkok: Canals of Bangkok & Chao Phraya Longtail Boat Tour

2. Bangkok: Canals of Bangkok & Chao Phraya Longtail Boat Tour

Bangkok's intricate canal system, known as "klongs," has deep cultural significance. These waterways served as lifelines, shaping the city's history, and showcasing a blend of Thai, Chinese, and Malay influences. Meet your friendly Trip Guru at the MRT Sanam Chai Station, Exit 5 to begin your journey. From there, you’ll board a longtail boat, passing the scenic Chao Phraya River, and cruise through the network of canals before arriving at The Artist’s House. Also known locally as Baan Silapin, this cultural haven is a tranquil oasis tucked along the system of klongs. Discover traditional Thai art and creativity as you take in the intricate artwork, explore the serene garden, and if you’re lucky, experience a captivating puppet show. After that, you’ll board your boat and meander along the water, passing by Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen. This revered Buddhist temple is known for its stunning architecture and religious traditions. Listen as your guide shares captivating stories about its history and significance as you catch glimpses of the temple from the water. Conclude your voyage by returning to the meeting point, enriched with a deeper understanding of Bangkok's cultural heritage and its intricate network of waterways that have played a vital role in shaping the city's identity.

Bangkok: E-Scooter Jungle Tour in Bangkok

3. Bangkok: E-Scooter Jungle Tour in Bangkok

Escape the concrete jungle of Bangkok city center and go for an E-Scooter ride on what’s known as Bangkok’s Jungle island - Bang Krachao. You'll meet you at near Khlong Toei Pier, from there you’ll walk to the pier where we board a local ferry boat to cross the Chao Phraya River. As soon as you get off the boat at the other side of the river, it feels like we arrived in a totally different world. No high-rise buildings, almost no traffic and lots of trees and plants. Welcome to the ‘Green Lung’ of Bangkok! You’ll receive a short demonstration on how to operate your electric scooter before starting. After we set off we’ll scoot along at a laid-back pace making sure you’re feeling comfortable and enjoying the scooter ride. We'll take you off-the-beaten track to places that would be hard to find as a tourist, you’ll see: mangrove forests, coconut plantations and gardens of the hidden oasis as you scoot the quiet pathways at a relaxed pace. Look out for birds, squirrels and even lizards, and stop for refreshments at an old betel nut plantation. After exploring the island you’ll sit down by the river for some lunch before crossing back over, where you’ll get back to your accommodation.

Bangkok’s Past with Local Taste Tour by Bike & Boat

4. Bangkok’s Past with Local Taste Tour by Bike & Boat

Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Bike Tours Shop near MRT Sam Yot station at 9:30 am. The tour will depart at 10 am sharp. Make sure you allow plenty of time to get here, taking into account the heavy Bangkok traffic. After a quick bike fitting and briefing, we hit the bikes. We will be cycling off the main road on small lanes, alleyways and canal boats to immerse you in the soul of Bangkok. Ferry and cycle to the communities of Santa Cruz Wat Kalayanamit: Here along the banks of the Chao Phraya River is where Bangkok first began. We’ll park our bikes at the first Christian community of Santa Cruz to visit the descendants of the early Portuguese traders who have been making a Portuguese cupcake for over 5 generations. We then pedal to the neighboring Chinese Thai temple of Wat Kalayanamit and the site of Bangkok's first Chinatown. Wat Kalyanamit houses Bangkok's largest sitting Buddhist image. Cycle to Wat Hongrattanaram: Here we will park our bikes briefly to see a shrine devoted to the first king of Bangkok, Taksin. The Chapel of Wat Hongrattanaram is the largest in Thonburi and, according to some, the most beautiful in Bangkok. Cycle Khlong Bang Luang and the Artist’s Village: Cycling back lanes and pedaling along small tree-lined canals, we will arrive at an old wooden market with a historic community temple. Centuries ago, trading communities formed along the canals on the outskirts of Bangkok to buy the goods coming to market from the outlying farms and orchards. The former wealth of these trading communities can be seen in the elegant architecture of the temples they left behind. A local Thai lunch by Bang Luang Canal: Enjoy a simple tasty Thai lunch in a local eatery by the canal in the grounds of the community temple. Thailand is known for its variety of spices and flavors and your meal will surely be a highlight of the day. Traditional Thai Puppet Show ( Cannot be guaranteed as it depends on artists variable schedule): A group of Artists has taken up residence in a 200-year-old traditional wooden house on the banks of Khlong Bang Luang. Marvel at a show of the most unique puppetry you may ever see, as the art is combined with traditional Khon dance by the Hoon Lek puppeteers. The modern inhabitants of the old wooden trading houses these days sell artwork and vintage crafts as well as fish food for you to feed the abundant fish in the canal. Ply the Canals and the Chao Phraya River: After stowing the bikes in the back of a long tail boat, you and your guide wend your way down the ancient canals to Chao Phraya River. Sailing up the River of the Kings, you will pass the Grand Palace before docking near Khaosan Rd. Return to the Grasshopper Shop: Once you’ve disembarked from the boat with your bike, we’ll pedal a short distance back to the Grasshopper shop to finish the tour around 3:30 pm. The bike tour usually takes 4 - 5 hours with 15 KM but this is variable by group. Lunch is included in the bike tour.

Bangkok: Half-Day Local Lives & Food Tour by Bike with Lunch

5. Bangkok: Half-Day Local Lives & Food Tour by Bike with Lunch

Discover Bangkok's culture through its gastronomy on this half-day bicycle tour. Enjoy lunch at a local favorite restaurant, visit vibrant markets, and cycle past landmarks like Phra Sumen Fort, Wang Lang Market, and Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen. Choose between a private or group tour. Start the day at the bike rental shop, or enjoy optional hotel pickup, then get fitted with your bike and helmet and listen to a quick briefing. Once you’re all set, cycle to Phra Sumen Fort. Take photos of the intriguing, white exterior of this octagonal-shaped bunker before heading to the port. From there, board a ferry and cross the Chao Phraya River before heading to the vibrant Wang Lang Market. This 30-year-old institution is a prime foodie destination, especially among local university students and residents. Afterward, head to Santa Cruz Church, one of the oldest Catholic churches in Bangkok. Marvel at the European architecture of the building before cycling through the charming residential area of Thonburi. Observe the daily lives of the locals as you pass through small alleyways and streets. Up next is the hidden gem of Talat Phlu. This local market is filled with heavenly food stalls with the best street food in the area. Next, pass by the railway station before heading to Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen. This temple houses a gorgeous green stupa and the city’s tallest Buddha statue. After snapping photos of the temple, cycle along the Phasi Charoen canal before stopping at the Artist’s House. This centuries-old house-turned art gallery features local artwork, photography exhibits, and even a puppet show. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you’ll sample some scrumptious dishes before heading to Wat Hong Rattanaram. This temple is known for its intricate exteriors and interiors. Admire the architecture of the temple before taking the ferry and cycling back to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Khlong Bang Luang Artist House

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 36 reviews

This is the best tour you can take in Bangkok. The guides are very knowledgeable and you get to see the real people, neighborhoods and historic sites plus flower market and street food places plus a "Long" boat trip. I am going to do this in several places as I go to Vietnam, Cambodia and Malasia.

Totally awesome tour more than expected our tour guide Golf was well educated informed and great sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed only improvement would be add lunch in Chinatown at end of trip Thanks Mike Canada

It was a good opportunity to feel how closely life on the water, water transportation, and Thai people's lives with the river are. The service was efficient and very speedy.

Wit war ein sehr kompetenter und freundlicher Guide und sprach exzellentes English. Sehr freundliche und schnelle Kommunikation mit dem Tour Operator. Sehr empfehlenswert!

Great experience with a charming guide, highly recommended