Off the tourist trail

Get off the Beaten Path: Explore Forgotten Thonburi

Tonson Mosque, overlooked temples and a traditional artist’s house - intriguing, we know.

  • Private &
    personalized
  • 6 hours
  •  From $90.00 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

You'll get to explore the often overlooked, beautiful Thonburi neighborhood, a pocket of the city that has happily stayed out of guidebooks and off the tourist trail.

You'll explore the area with one of our local Bangkok hosts, navigating on foot the tangled alleyways and taking a boat to glide along the narrow khlongs (canals). The district was once the capital of Thailand, and there’s more to discover than just the magnificent Wat Arun which Thonburi is also home to.

You’ll flit between overlooked attractions like the Tonson Mosque - the oldest in Bangkok - and temples like Wat Kalayanamit, stop by The Artist’s House where you’ll find traditional art and maybe even see a traditional Thai puppet show.

Jump (fork, chopsticks or fingers first) into the local culture by exploring Talat Phlu - there won’t be an English sign or menu in sight, but our hosts have always got time for good food, so no translation or explanation is too much! Feast, explore and feel smug knowing that you’ve seen a pocket of secret Bangkok that most people miss.

Our Picks

  • Join one of our Bangkok hosts to explore the fascinating Thonburi neighborhood - a pocket of secret Bangkok

  • Visit renowned temples like Wat Arun as well as lesser known temples and the oldest mosque in Bangkok

  • Visit the Artist's House and enjoy a traditional Thai puppet show and see intricate art

  • Take a boat ride along the narrow canals for a glimpse into daily life - this is how most people travel here

  • Enjoy lunch with your host in a neighborhood eatery - you'll know it's authentic as there are no menus in English

Good to know

What’s included
  • A private and personalized experience
  • 6 hours with your host
  • A traditional Thai meal (5-6 speciality dishes to share and 2 drinks per person)
What’s not included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

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