Iconic Temple, Long Tail Boat Klongs Tour
On the Thonburi side, the iconic Wat Arun and long tail boat Klongs tour. Canals in Thonburi are still important waterways and are popular with tourists. Along the Klongs, many temples, the tranquil way of life, the artist’s house traditional puppets show, and far from the traffic jams of Bangkok.
Wat Arun Temple of Dawn
Wat Arun, one of the most famous, revered and oldest temples of Bangkok. has been under 4 years renovation, and a facelift, taking a white appearance compared to its state before restorations. The favorite of million visitors every year. Pagoda between 67-86 meter high, you can climb the steep steps, you will be rewarded with a great view over the Chao Phraya. Best time to visit its early morning 06.00-06.30 photographers will not regret the early wake-up. Peaceful, not hot, and you may meet monks receiving alms from people in the area.
Entrance fee 100 baht, dress code
Best Way To Get There
From Tha Thien Pier N8, which is one of the good locations for the sunset, and where regular small boats will take you to the Wat on the other side of the river.
A must visit
Open 08.30 -17.30
Long-Tail Boat Tours
Tours at different routes, but Klong Mon is the one, attractions, and places to explore. A lock to pass and life along the Klong will make you forget you are in the heart of Bangkok, keep your camera always ready. Temples, shrines, schools, some ladies’ vendor on a small wooden boat, old wooden and some modern beautiful houses, and some show off kids.
A must long-tail ride boat before the 21st century eats up. Also a real delight for photographers. Tours at Saphan Taksin 1.5 hr to 3hrs
A day to remember
Artist’s House-Baan Silapin
200-year wooden house, and a 600-year-old chedi inside, Paintings gallery, clothes, mask, puppets, plain papier-mache masque to paint, and statues for sale. Restaurants and small coffee shops, sometime boat vendors coming around
Every day at 14.00 free puppet traditional show. Wednesday off
A visit is required
Take a long-tail boat at Taksin bridge pier, or a tour
From BTS Wongwian Yai or Bang Wa station, taxi to Wat Kuhasawan and a short walk along the canal
Address 309 Phet Kasem road soi 28
Open 09.00 – 18.00 daily
Give a call before to confirm the show 02-868-5279, 089-125-3949, 081-258-9260
I never miss and enjoy this tours when friends of mine come to visit Bangkok and ask me to take them around.
If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you out