Things to do in Thonburi

Our most recommended things to do in Thonburi

Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

1. Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

This 3-hour bike tour of Bangkok is ideal for enthusiastic adventurers and those who want to extend their knowledge of Bangkok to its extensive Chinatown, historic capital of Thonburi and hidden backstreets. Starting in the heart of Chinatown, the 3-hour tour explores the frenetic market environment, winding through narrow streets and alleyways. Your senses will come alive to the sights, sounds, and smells of a vibrant community in motion. We will pass by shop houses selling everything from Buddhist amulets to recycled truck engines. Locals worshiping at hidden temples, ritual paper burnings, and the omnipresent spirit house display evidence of a culture that has been centuries in the making. Cross the Chao Phraya River, with majestic views of the city skyline behind you, and visit Thonburi, the historic third capital of Thailand. Contrasting chaotic Chinatown, peaceful elements of local Thai life abound as you cycle through diverse residential communities. Inquisitive smiles and friendly greetings reinforce the feeling that you have truly left behind the beaten path and are now experiencing the authentic Thailand on this thrilling tour of a Bangkok less well-known.

Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

2. Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

Start your tour with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand, now used for official events. Pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, considered the earliest center for medical public education, recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Learn about the history of the temple from your guide.  Rest and try Bangkok's local street food in Tha Tien. Sample Thai street food for a taste of Thai cooking traditions. Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks known for its giant tower, standing 70 meters high.  Take a speedboat to Thonburi, the former capital of Thailand, less developed than the other side of the river. Many of the traditional small waterways, khlongs, still exist there.

Bangkok: Private Thonburi Longtail Boat Tour & Wat Pho Visit

3. Bangkok: Private Thonburi Longtail Boat Tour & Wat Pho Visit

Soak up the sights of the Thonburi neighborhood from the water on a longtail boat tour. Sail through the district's narrow waterways, passing by wooden houses and temples to reach Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, for a visit at your own pace. After getting picked up from your hotel in Sathon, Pathum Wan, Si Lom Road, or Khlong Toei, head to Thonburi and hop on the longtail boat for a 1-hour tour. Listen to your local guide as they share interesting facts about the neighborhood and Thai culture. Sail through the traditional khlongs (narrow waterways) and see the old town and the lives of its residents from a unique perspective. Pass by traditional wooden houses, floating markets, and the sights of the Bangkok skyline. After your longtail boat adventure, head to Wat Pho Temple, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Here, wander around Thailand's largest collection of Buddha images and pay a visit to the birthplace of Thai massage before getting dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

Bangkok at Sunset 5-Hour Bike Tour

4. Bangkok at Sunset 5-Hour Bike Tour

Discover Bangkok after dark on a 5-hour evening bike ride of the city’s Thonburi district. Meet your guide at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel at 17:30. Then, pedal off to experience the “City of Angels” at night. Cross the Chao Phraya River (“River of Kings”) to Thonburi, one of Bangkok’s oldest settled areas. Walk through Klongsan Market, where young Thai’s shop for inexpensive fashion. Cycle to a Chinese pagoda on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Admire its delicate, etched windows of birds and other animals. Continue through a quiet neighborhood to a food market. Explore its many stalls, learning about typical ingredients and dishes, and how they are prepared. Enjoy a starter snack before you cycle along the riverside to Wat Arun (“Temple of Dawn”). Enjoy its magical illuminations against the night sky. Next, stop for dinner at a typical Thai restaurant. Climb back on your bike to cycle past Wat Rakhang Khositaram. Then, take the ferry back to Bangkok city center. Ride through the vast public square of Sanam Luang, and see the Grand Palace. Continue to Wat Pho (“Temple of the Reclining Buddha”) to take a stroll around the temple compound in the quiet of the evening. End at the 24-hour flower market of Pak Klong Talad to see a kaleidoscope of bright colors as vendors take delivery of fresh flowers from every corner of Thailand.

Bangkok: Half-Day Food Tour by Bike with Lunch

5. Bangkok: Half-Day 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 Thonburi

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 273 reviews

This tour has been a dream of mine for several years. It had rained all night, but a quick call and I had confirmation that it was taking place. The meeting point is easy to find. Everything was well prepared. Nice people. Driving through the narrow streets and markets in Chinatown was a thrill, but great. I would never have believed myself alone. In the beginning we are with the ferry to the other river bank. We saw a monitor lizard in a small canal. Thanks everyone for the safe and beautiful tour.

This tour is a must do if you're able, super friendly staff, well informed and passionate about the tour. This will let you see places that you wouldn't have thought about visiting on foot. We got caught in a storm but the tour guide still soldiered on. Keep your head on a swivel as you'll be cycling through the hustle and bustle of busy Bangkok streets and alleys.

Good tour of hidden areas of Bangkok (mostly china town area). The bicycles are safe to use and use in Bangkok. Tour guides take care of traffic while bicycles are crossing roads. Pam was our tour leader, and she is knowledgeable. We had plenty of food breaks, where we tried different local variety of food. Hence, it became a mini food tour as well :-)

The tour was interesting and off the beaten path he tour guides were very organized and professional!

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