Try to imagine Bangkok without the tuk tuks. It's just not the same, is it? Join this Bangkok tour that uses everyone's favourite compact 'car' to explore some of the old city's unique markets, magnificent temples, and hidden gems."
To really get to know Bangkok culture and daily life in Thailand, you need to bag yourself this ultimate tuk tuk experience, the Bangkok day tour with a twist! You’ll dig right into this Bangkok tuk tuk tour by riding one from the very start. Your local guide will ride along with you and you’ll whizz through the busy streets of Bangkok, stopping at the marvellous Phra Sumeru Fortress, where you’ll learn a bit about the history behind this area. Next stop on the tuk tuk ride is the Amulet Market, where locals sell all kinds of traditional Thai amulets, charms and medicines. Your local guide will explain everything you need to know about these quirky bits and bobs and what part they play in Thai culture.
The knick-knacks and spooky bits and bobs have all kinds of different meanings in Thailand, from good luck to warding off evil. Fret not because you’ll get the lowdown thanks to your guide so you need not walk around looking completely baffled. Time for another tuk tuk ride and this time you’ll pop along to Wat Saket which is a terrific temple that lies at the foot of the Golden Mount. You will climb your way up the 318 steps (unfortunately your tuk tuk can’t lend a hand this time around). Once you’ve caught your breath at the top you’ll be treated to a 360-degree view of the surrounding old Rattanakosin Island. So all the steps are certainly worth it!
You’ll hop back in to your tuk tuk and head down to Phahurat Market which finds itself in the heart of Bangkok's Little India, where you’ll come across all kinds of fabrics, cloths, ornaments and accessories. As well as the arts and crafts stuff, there will be a range of tasty Indian treats sold in stalls along the way. This place has managed to get the perfect mix of Thai and Indian culture bang on the money it has to be seen to be believed! Moving on, head to Pak Klong Talad or the flower market. The flower market is the biggest and best in Thailand and is open 24-7. Every kind of flower imaginable can be found here and the market acts as a distribution centre, shipping flowers all over the rest of the country.
Wasting no time it’s on to Wat Po, the temple that houses the most beautiful reclining Buddha image of the country which was also the birthplace of Thai massage and medicine. Round things up by doing a tour of the area, listen up as you hear some local tales along the way. If you want to call it a day, the guide can point you in the direction of your accommodation from the temple. On the other hand, you can carry on and go it alone it’s up to you!
Tour Start Time: 08:30hrs
Duration: 4 Hours
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