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Bangkok: Jim Thompson House and Baan Krua Community Tour

1. Bangkok: Jim Thompson House and Baan Krua Community Tour

Around 08:30 AM, your English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel in Bangkok and will take you, in an air-conditioned car, to visit the legendary Jim Thompson House museum. On arrival, the guide will provide you with some information about the place before entering the house. After entering the traditional house, the Jim Thompson guide will escort you to see different sections inside. The house consists of a complex of six traditional Thai-style houses, teak structures that were purchased from several owners and brought to the present location from various parts of Thailand. Construction of the Thai house was completed in 1959. Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home that was the city's most celebrated social center.  After visiting the house, your guide will take you to the Baan Krua Nhua community, located on the bank of the Klong Saen Saeb River. It has been the area of the Cham people since the reign of King Rama I. The Cham people usually work as fisherman and silk weavers. From this folk wisdom came Jim Thompson, the famous proprietor, fascinated by Thai silk. He supported the silk weaving in this community and bought it into his own company. The brand Jim Thompson was popular all over the world. Nowadays, the people in this community still keep the silk weaving profession. The silk is unique due to its high-quality texture, beautiful color and durability.  You will get to visit the house of Uncle Aood, the last family of the Baan Krua community who still continue the silk business for a living today. Also, you will have an opportunity to buy the quality silk products directly from the original place. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Bangkok: Shore Excursion Highlights Tour from Laem Chabang

2. Bangkok: Shore Excursion Highlights Tour from Laem Chabang

In the morning, you will meet and greet with your private guide and driver at Laem Chabang Port. You will board a private air-conditioned car and drive to Bangkok, a journey which takes about 2 hours. First you will be visiting the former royal buildings of the Chakri Kings and the beautiful Emerald Buddha. This will feature the most impressive Buddhist statues and the holiest temple of Thailand. The next temple is Wat Pho. It's the largest temple in Bangkok and famous for its huge and majestic Reclining Buddha which is 46-meters long and covered in gold leaf. After lunch at a local restaurant, it’s time to discover Thai life around the river by boat. You will board your long tail boat and cruise though the canals, or "klongs", for about 1 hour. Following this you will be transferred back to the port in Laem Chabang, with an expected return time of about 6:00PM.

Damnoen Saduak Full-Day Bicycle Tour from Bangkok

3. Damnoen Saduak Full-Day Bicycle Tour from Bangkok

Colors of Damnoen Saduak starts with a pickup from your Bangkok-hotel around 07:00AM* by airconditioned minivan/car to bring you to Ratchaburi province. Markets of Thailand are some of the country’s most quintessential experience. They give a lively peek inside the more traditional culture of a country that often lives by water. That’s why our first stop will be at the famous Maeklong railroad market in Samut Songkhram. The market stalls are set up directly on the train tracks, and vendors sell a variety of fresh produce, seafood, meats, clothing, and other goods. When a train approaches, the vendors quickly retract their awnings and move their merchandise to make way for the passing train. Once the train has passed, they promptly resume their positions, and the market returns to its bustling state. At Damnoen Saduak we start with a long-tail boat ride through a maze of canals cutting through local villages and plantations; Visit a coconut plantation where they make palm & coconut sugar in a traditional Thai way. After we’ve visited Damnoen Saduak floating Market, our bicycles are waiting for us to continue this adventure. We ride along quiet country back roads, plantation trails and unpaved flat roads. On the way we will enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at a Maeklong riverside restaurant. Depending on the season, we’ll see grapes, lychee, pomelo, and coconuts growing in trees and plants, ready to be harvested. Besides the overwhelming nature along the Mae Klong River delta there are a few beautiful temples we would like to show you and tell you more about. “Wat Bang Kung” dates out of the Ayutthaya period, is more than 500 years old, and is famous for the small chapel that is completely enclosed within the roots of a banyan tree, called Bot Prok Po. it’s like the tree itself is the pillar of the temple and without it will fall. “Wat Bang Kae Noi”, built in 1868, inside is covered with wood carving depicting the life of Buddha. 3 life sized wax statues of famous Thai monks completes this remarkable temple. This will be the last stop before heading back to Bangkok by minivan.

Local Bangkok Canal Tour

4. Local Bangkok Canal Tour

Historically, canals have been the expressways of choice for the Thai people, resulting in the designation ‘Venice of the East’ being bestowed upon Bangkok by western visitors. Join us for a two hour exploration along the ancient waterways of Thonburi where we observe the many elements of the ‘canal life’ that once characterized all of Bangkok before wheeled motor vehicles came into prominence. After a short walk from our office to the pier, we will board a longtail boat to take us across the Chao Phraya River to Thonburi. Here, we will enter the canal system and see an abundance of interesting wooden homes on stilts, temples and markets oriented towards life along the water. En route, we will make a few short stops to explore some of these sights up close.

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