Currently at Walks of Bangkok we offer 3 regular Bangkok walks. If you are wondering which one to go on then here is a little insight into how they all compare.
For those who are wanting a great introduction to Bangkok, it’s history and it’s famous sights then “The Rattanakosin Story” is the walk for you. This focuses on the last 235 years of Thai history and takes you around the historic area of Rattanakosin Island and passes some of Bangkok most famous sights like: The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha; Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha); The City Pillar Shrine; The Amulet Market. Along the way we also pass a few lesser known temples and points of interest.We do not go into all the places we pass but provides a fantastic overview for you to then explore further at your own pace.
For those who are looking for something a little bit different both our “Diversity and Harmony” and our “Where East Meets West” tours take you on slightly less walked paths and through local communities where Thais, Chinese, Muslims and Christian live, study and pray alongside each other. In some respects these tours are quite similar but in other ways they are very different.
Our “Where East Meets West Tour” explores the area of Bangrak which is conveniently located near Saphan Taksin skytrain station / Sathorn Pier. This tour focuses a lot on the history of the area and specifically from the 1850s onwards. The area is also famous for being the area where Europeans first settled in the late nineteenth century, and is also very popular for food. This area combines the diversity of European style architecture alongside local markets and communities, places of workship and even may of Bangkok’s largest hotels!
For something a little but of the beaten track then our “Diversity and Harmony” tour explores the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya River. As we walk along a combination of backstreets and riverside paths we are never quite sure what we will come across. This tour focuses on the local Bangkok way of life both traditional and modern.
All these Bangkok walks are run in the mornings with the aim to complete them before it gets too hot. After the walks our guide can point you in the right directions to explore further or get lunch (the local way!) .
Private walks are available on demand and if you have a specific interest we can see if we can offer a custom walk.