After breakfast at the hotel, an early start takes you to Tha Kha Floating Market. Take a paddle boat journey through the Klongs and stop to enjoy a glass of coconut sugar syrup with a local family. Then, continue to visit a family-operated coconut palm sugar factory. Observe the production process unfolding and savor some of the delectable snacks made from palm sugar (resembling jaggery).
Proceed to Maeklong Train Market, situated directly on the tracks of an active railway line. Listen for the sounds of the slowly approaching train and witness as the market stall holders rush to remove their goods from the tracks and fold down their canopies until the train slowly passes by, only to set it all up again when the train departs. Continue to Amphawa Floating Market on the Maeklong River. Dedicate time to exploring and identifying the fruits, vegetables, and herbs on sale and sampling some of the remarkable variety of food for which the floating market is renowned.
Note: Tha Kha and Amphawa markets are open during the weekend, on Saturday and Sunday only.
Head back to Bangkok and enjoy some time to explore on your own.
Late afternoon, indulge in an enticing exploration of Bangkok's 200-year-old Chinatown district by visiting diverse delectable eateries, ranging from sidewalk vendors to charming restaurants. Depart from the hotel and follow the guidance through some of Chinatown's most unique alleyways. Then, relish the breathtaking river views from a local riverside bar. A brief overview by the guide awaits, along with a refreshing drink (beer or soft drink) to enjoy while observing the sunset. Next, hop on a tuk-tuk to head deep into Chinatown and commence a captivating tour. You'll have the opportunity to sample over 14 delectable foods, snacks, and beverages in the Chinatown area, including dim sum, dumplings, fresh seafood, and local desserts.
Throughout the evening, the knowledgeable guide provides insights into the background of all the diverse food and beverages you'll taste, as well as sharing their own perspectives on the local surroundings. At approximately 20:00, conclude the excursion with a drink at a charming open-air bar, where you can sit comfortably and observe the vibrant activity of Chinatown. Return to the hotel.