Strolling through Chinatown and Bang Rak
Set out on a walking tour through meandering alleys to explore Chinatown's Talad Noi, a revitalized neighborhood featuring traditional shophouses, vintage engine parts shops, Chinese shrines, temples, trendy eateries, and stylish coffee shops.
From here, proceed to another historic district: Bang Rak. Observe the lifestyle of a middle-class family from nearly a century ago at the Bangkokan Museum, featuring well-preserved wooden houses. Appreciate the wide array of street art created by Thai and international artists, commissioned during an urban art festival several years ago.
Enter Warehouse 30, a creative space in a former storage facility utilized by the Japanese during World War II. Paues to sample delectable street food from family-run carts or drop by one of the recently opened, modern designer cafes.
Canal & Culture & Cocktail
Dive into a journey to uncover traditional Thai culture cruising by longtail boat before soaking up an atmospheric sunset across the Chao Phraya River with shimmering temples beyond. Set off on an adventurous longtail, crisscross the khlongs (canals), pass small community temples, and glimpse the unfolding action along the edge of the waterway. Step out and explore Baan Silapin (Artist House) located in a centuries-old traditional teak family home. Meet some of the creative people involved with this project and admire the photography and artwork. Continue on to Wat Arun, (Temple of Dawn), one of the best-known temples in Thailand, and bid farewell to your longtail. Stroll the pavilions, ascend one of the prangs (towers), and learn about the influence of Buddhism on everyday life. Board a local ferry for a short crossing to the other side, venture into a local rooftop bar, enjoy a local cocktail, and witness the sunset across this River of Kings. The trip ends here, enjoy the rest of the evening free to explore on your own.