Cycle trip through the old Bangkok Noi community in the heart of Thonburi, a former capital of Siam
This adventure provides an insight into an area of Bangkok that few visitors know about, Bangkok Noi. Historical records point to the community being established since the 16th century. Wind through small lanes along the riverside to the local ferry for Thonburi then ride past the local market and Thai houses along Klong Bangkok Noi. Stop at Wat Sri Sudaram housing Thailand's largest image of Somdet Phra Phutthachan. The contrast continues cycling into idyllic rural pockets where fruits, vegetables and orchids are still grown. Follow a dirt road through a small community lining a railway, stopping for refreshment at Wat Paknam Pasicharoen. Take time out to feed the catfish in the Pasicharoen Canal. Head back to Thonburi station for the ferry to Pra Chan Pier, returning to base via Thammasat University, one of the leading educational establishments, and Pra Arthit Road.
English speaking guide, mountain bike and helmet, cross-river ferries between Bangkok and Thonburi.
High quality mountain bikes are used on this trip and helmets are included. The ride is a very gentle 20-km ride along country back roads and suitable for anyone who can ride a bike. Please contact the supplier to confirm arrangements 24 hours prior to the departure on 081-8423554 between 09:00 - 17:30. Departure point is the lobby of the Viengtai Hotel. Please note that as the tour includes visits of temples it is necessary to be appropriately dressed - in this instance meaning that shoulders should not be exposed, and legs should be covered to below the knees. At the end of the tour you are free to explore further by yourself or the guide can arrange onward transport for you.
Additional Information :
This tour is operated in air conditioned vehicles.
Not suitable for children under the age of 12.