08:30 AM: RIVER VIBE RESTAURANT & BAR
Before your half day Bangkok walking tour departs, there is the possibility to have a breakfast at River Vibe Restaurant & Bar on the 8th floor of River View Guesthouse (also the meeting point). Breakfast is served from 07:30 AM and prices start from THB 40 for food and THB 20 for drinks. Whether you choose to have breakfast here or elsewhere, make sure you arrive in time to enjoy the five star river views and get one of those iconic Bangkok city shots. There is wifi to share your view with the world.
08:45 AM: CHECK-IN AND BRIEFING
Your guide checks you in and informs you about the tour itinerary. Your guide also provides you with instructions about how to earn discount by posting on your social accounts.
09:00 AM: OLD CHINESE MANSION
See one of Bangkok’s few remaining traditional Chinese mansions that served as a backdrop for several Chinese-themed films and TV dramas and learn about the ingenious ways thieves entered the chamber where the gold was kept.
09:15 AM: OILY CAR PARTS ALLEYS
Walk through one of Bangkok’s most interesting neighborhoods, where the streets are lined with piles of oily car parts. Besides piles of metal, there are also some beautiful old art deco buildings to be discovered in this area.
09:45 AM: MUMMIFIED MONK
See the mummy of a monk who died more than 55 years ago, but whose body naturally remains until today – a true miracle! The door of the building where he can be worshipped is usually closed, but with us you get exclusive access to it.
10:00 AM: ROYAL EXECUTION TEMPLE
Learn how criminals of noble birth were beaten to dead at the temple’s “execution stone” and why their sacred blood could not touch the soil. Your guide also shows you the monkey’s drug dealing intersection from the Hangover Part II.
10:15 AM: STREET ART
Photograph two of the best walls painted during the most recent edition of Bangkok’s own street art festival. Learn why the artist painted the elephants sitting on each other in a position reminding of a circus poster.
10:30 AM: WET MARKETS
Visit several wet markets with pickled innards, fish heads, funeral supplies and odd foods. It gets a bit dirty at times, but a more authentic experience than this you will not get. This is Bangkok at its most exotic and you are guaranteed to see something – something – you have never seen before.
11:00 AM: HANGOVER PART II FILMING LOCATIONS
See where the famous scene from the Hangover Part II was shot in which Phil, Stu and Alan woke up the next morning in a dirty hotel in Bangkok without Teddy.
11:15 AM: FACE THREADERS
Try something crazy in Bangkok and experience the very unusual method by which a group of ten ladies with pink stalls take the hair of your face. Their method has been featured on multiple national and international news outlets.
11:30 AM: PAPER GOODS FOR THE DEATH
The surrounding streets sell paper goods for the death, such as houses, cars and shoes. Be amazed about the goods on offer and learn why Chinese-Thai burn them for their deceased on funerals.
11:45 AM: GAMBLING GOD SHRINE
Visit the Gambling God Shrine, the most popular shrine all over Asia for gamblers. Besides luck in gambling, people also come here to pray for success in business, often illegal or sideline businesses. Seen the very unusual location of the shrine, the irony could not be more.
12:00 PM: PROSTITUTION TEMPLE
Visit the Prostitution Temple and find out how the temple got its name. Learn how Thais offer with Karma in mind and what is being done with the surplus of monk baskets found at temples.
12:15 PM: “BODY SNATCHER” TEMPLE
Donate a coffin to the poor at the “Body Snatcher” Temple. The shrine is managed by a Chinese charitable association that provides emergency services to people involved in accidents. Learn about their controversial method and why this regularly leads to midnight gun battles. This is Bangkok at its most bizarre and contradictory.
12:30 PM: CHINESE OPERA
Go behind the scene of the dying art of Chinese opera and learn about the rites an opera troupe performs before they go on stage, from paying respect to the opera god to applying the various styles of make-up.
01:00 PM: EVALUATION & GOODBYE
Evaluate your half day Bangkok walking tour and say goodbye to your guide and the other travellers in the group. Your guide helps you to get back to your accommodation or any other place you would like to go from Hua Lamphong MRT Station.
– AGE RESTRICTIONS
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
– DRESS CODE:
Good walking shoes are recommended as well as a hat to protect against the sun. At the wet markets the floor can be slippery, so it is best to wear walking shoes with anti-slip soles (no flip-flops).
– MINIMUM PAX:
Tour may be cancelled in the event that the number of participants is smaller than 3
– PAX RESTRICTIONS:
Walking: Moderate amount (5 km)
- What Is Included- Beverages
- Bottled Water
- Professional Local Guide
- What Is Not Included- Food, drinks and meals
- Breakfast at meeting point (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off