The waterways that reach the deepest corners of Thonburi make the perfect setting for a look at some of the most important sites in Bangkok. Join a personal guide for a journey aboard a Thai-style long-tail boat on the legendary Chao Phraya River, and see why it's known as the River of Kings.
You set out from your hotel in the early morning, when your guide and driver bring you to one of the main piers along the river. Step aboard the boat and set out into the network of tributary canals, or klongs, that run through the old capital of Thonburi. Get a perspective on this waterway's critical role in the creation of the city, and the lifestyle of the many local communities that remain there today.
The tour shows you famous riverside landmarks like the towering pagoda of Wat Arun and the magnificent Royal Barges Museum, and then you pass icons like the Holy Rosary Church, built by Portuguese settlers in the 16th century, and the famous Oriental Hotel that hosted authors like Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham. Once you return to the pier, your guide shows you back to your hotel and you can get ready for the rest of your day.