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Get off the Beaten Path: Explore Forgotten Thonburi


6 hours | from $90.00 pp
Venture into the tangle of alleyways and network of narrow canals that have been around since the 1700s when Thonburi, a riverside neighbourhood on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River, was the Thai capital. Most tourists never discover this fascinating neighbourhood, so let a local show you the Artist's House, the traditional customs and arts that are still practiced, take you to vibrant markets and eateries, and reveal the very best of this almost forgotten neighbourhood. Tourists may come here to visit the stunning Wat Arun, the 'Temple of Dawn', but with a local by your side you'll can go beyond the main streets and discover the hidden gems of Thonburi.
6 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded local to discover Thonburi, an off the beaten path neighbourhood that's stayed off the tourist trail, and is still home to a tight-knit local Thai community. Although just on the western banks of the river, most tourists never venture further than visiting the magnificent Wat Arun, or the 'Temple of the Dawn' that Thonburi is home to.Read more +

Your local will reveal the districts lesser well known landmarks, like the Tonson Monsque which is the oldest in Bangkok, Wat Kalayanamit, another temple that is often overlooked, and Wichai Prasit Fort. 

Visit the Artist's House, a welcoming and creative enclave where you'll find a gallery showing traditional art, a coffee shop and traditional Thai puppet shows. 

Explore Talat Phlu, where you'll be the only visitor in sight, and enjoy some local cuisine - this is such a local neighbourhood that no menus or signs are written in English, but your local will help you order. 

Explore the Khlongs, (canals) by taking a boat which will glide through the neighbourhood, and give you a unique perspective of local life. 

or perhaps the Klong Lad Mayom floating market if you're visiting over the weekend.


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local Host who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do. 

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. 

Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 6 hours with a Local Host
* A traditional and authentic Thai meal (5-6 speciality dishes to share and 2 drinks per person)
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)


What's Not Included

* Additional food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.

Experience Highlights

* Join a like-minded local to explore the fascinating, and overlooked by guidebooks, Thonburi neighbourhood 
* This district was once the capital of Thailand, so you'll discover its rich history 
* Explore the extensive canals as you take a boat to explore the area 
* Enjoy authentic local cuisine in a traditional market 
* Visit renowned temples like Wat Arun as well as lesser known temples and landmarks 
* Visit the Artist's House and see a traditional Thai puppet show 

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free