Begin your day by getting picked up at the hotel by a comfortable, air-conditioned van and meeting your expert local guide. They are a wealth of knowledge and will provide you with insightful information and enrich your experience throughout the day.
Your first stop will be the Memorial Bridge Pier, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic views of the Chao Phraya River. Take a moment to soak in the surroundings before continuing your journey.
Embark on a leisurely walk to the Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad), a bustling and vibrant market filled with a kaleidoscope of colours from fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and if you wish, take the opportunity to purchase some unique local products.
Cross the bridge to Wat Phrayurawongsawas, an exquisite temple complex with intricate details and stunning architecture. Explore the temple grounds, marvel at the impressive structures, and learn about the rich history and significance of this cultural landmark.
Next, continue your walk to Santa Cruz Church, a historic Catholic church that beautifully combines European and Thai influences. Step inside to admire the exquisite stained glass windows and learn about the church’s role in Bangkok’s religious and cultural heritage.
From there, you’ll make your way to Baan Kudichin Museum, a charming establishment that provides insights into the local community’s traditional way of life. Take a break here and enjoy a delicious snack along with a refreshing soft drink. (Please note that the museum is closed every Monday.)
As you resume your walk, pass by the Kian An King Shrine, a Chinese temple renowned for its ornate decorations and intricate statues. Marvel at the vibrant colours and unique architectural elements on display.
Our next stop is at Wat Kalayanamit, an impressive Buddhist temple home to a giant seated Buddha statue. Explore the temple grounds, admire the awe-inspiring architecture, and learn about the spiritual significance of this revered site.
Depending on your preferences, you can choose to either take the van or board a solar boat to Poomjai Garden, a serene oasis nestled along the Chao Phraya River. There may be a short wait if you opt to take the boat, and a traditional long-tail may be used depending on the availability of the solar boat, but it will allow you to enjoy a picturesque ride while taking in the scenic cityscape.
Upon arrival at Poomjai Garden, enjoy lunch before embarking on a guided garden tour, discovering the diverse flora and fauna within the beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about the different plants and their significance, benefits and how some of them are used in local cooking as you stroll through this peaceful sanctuary.
Engage in a delightful Thai dessert workshop, where you’ll learn the art of creating traditional Thai sweets. Under the guidance of a skilled instructor, participate in the process and indulge in the delectable treats you create. You can choose from a variety of desserts to test your talents with, including; Khanom Kho (Sweet Coconut Balls), Khanom Bua Loi (Small rice dumplings in a sweet coconut cream), Khanom Tako (Thai pudding with a coconut topping), or Khanom Sai Sai (Steamed coconut dumpling in a banana leaf packet).
After a day filled with exploration and cultural immersion, relax as you make your way back from Poomjai Garden to the hotel and share your favourite parts of the day!