The afternoon tour went through a totally make over summertime 2016, in order to minimize the expose for traffic. This trip still focuses on the lifestyle along the canals on the Thonburi-side of the river. Just around the corner after start, we seem to have left the city far behind us and almost reached countryside. Then cross Bangkok Noi Canal and we get to Baan Bu, a little community famous for their local production of stone-polished bowls. After looking at the production, the trip continues through mainly poor neighborhoods, but also some examples of luxury gated communities.
Apart from several stops for refreshments we will make stops for feeding the fishes, visit temple and a local market, absolutely free from tourists. Saturdays and Sundays the route will be slightly different, since we make a stop at a floating market (Taling Chan) instead, only opened in the weekends.
After the lunch-break by the canal, we get on the bikes again. Second part of the trip goes mainly on elevated, concrete paths through green areas. We really need to keep the balance, because it is narrow (similar to a bike lane) and sometimes no railings. In these areas it seems like time stands still, people’s daily life is far from the modern world and goes on like always. It is a nice feeling to see this as long as it still exists. When the sun starts to set, we load the bikes into a long-tail boat and can enjoy Bangkok from the water also for half an hour. On the way back it is a good opportunity to see water monitors or children swimming.
Price: 1250 Baht per person
Every day 13.00-17.30
Distance: 15-16 km