Day 3 - Bangkok (B)
Option A: Half Day Back into the Past
We first take you to China Town and stroll through many interesting shops, markets, restaurants, old Chinese herbalists and a century-old-Chinese shrine, then experience the total different world at the neighboring Little India, Pahurat – one of the most distinctively colorful quarter of Sikhs, Indian descendants and the Muslims, visit Sikh temple and follow by a brief shopping for Indian and Muslim specialties such as clothes, tattoo stickers, henna for body paint and others. End the trip at the Museum Siam, a discovery museum, awarded for preserving the original architecture of the building it resides in. With signboards displaying explanations in both Thai and English, it allows both local and foreign visitors to gain a comprehensive insight into the history of Thailand, or Siam as it was previously known as. Designed with children in mind, there are many exhibits with interactive features and video presentations to engage visitors of all ages.
Option B: Half day Bangkok Tasty Treats (Lunch and snack included)
After a light breakfast at your hotel, meet up with your guide in the morning and transfer to “Samyan Market” for a Thai fresh market experience. As you stroll through the market, meet locals on their morning shopping jaunts, learn about the ingredients used in Thai cooking and sample some tropical fruits. Continue to “Century Year Old – Nanglerng Food Market” it was one of the most important markets in inner Bangkok a hundred years ago when this area of the city was very flourishing. The market used to be a major trade centre for all the various communities living in the city back then. It now offers a lot of historical insights in terms of both the food and the architecture. Seeing a lot of old-style wooden shop houses in the neighborhoods and pleasing your palate with local sweet and delicacies. A short ride takes you to a small but famous local restaurant near Bangkok City Hall to enjoy an authentic Thai lunch and wrap up the meal with sarim, a popular Thai dessert made up of colorful thin vermicelli served in savory coconut milk.
Optional Tour: Bangkok Sunset Bike
In the early evening, transfer to the Golden Mount to have a top view of the old city and cycle down to Bangkok's main attractions. Cycling pass the Giant Swing, Wat Suthat and flower market area. Before the sunset arrive to a peaceful park by the Chao Phraya to watch as the sun goes down over the Temple of Dawn, with the golden spires of the Grand Palace illuminated behind. Continue cycle to the biggest amulet market at its closing time, and see more buildings that are in both Thai and European styles, including the iconic Wat Benchamabophit which is the temple of the "Five-Baht" coins. Impress with the shimmering of Wat Ratchanada and Loha Prasat before drop-off for dinner and relax at the Sidewalk Cafe with illuminated lights of Democracy Monument and Rachadamnoen Avenue.
After your dinner take a short walk to the backpacker mecca “Khao San Road” or to the Memorial bridge. A potential shopping opportunity awaits you at local night market “Saphan Phut" (closed on Wednesdays) along the Chao Phraya River, where you can rummage for handicrafts or souvenirs to bring back home for your family and friends. Return individually by taxi or tuk tuk to your hotel (all services without guide and on individual basis).
Time: 18.00 – 22.00
Note: incl. Dinner
Supplement Charge : Please contact us.
Overnight in Bangkok