This is a full-day excursion (Saturdays/Sundays only) that explores a Thailand of the past while experiencing present day river life. We'll drive one-and-a-half hours southeast of Bangkok to visit Tha Kha Floating Market, one of the last authentic local floating markets near Bangkok not over-run with tourists.
This area around Samut Songkhram is important historically for the final battles with the Burmese and for the early influential European trading routes. By both boat and our private van, we'll visit several important sites and learn more about these historic events.
We'll continue on to Amphawa where we'll stop for lunch in a charming local restaurant and then browse the Amphawa Market during the early afternoon when it's at its peak trade. On the way back to Bangkok, we have the option of stopping at the Maeklong Railway Market, nicknamed the "umbrella pulldown market".
It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centred on the Maeklong Railway tracks. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved (marginally) back from the rails, and replaced once the train has passed.
Program includes: Snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, cool towels, all entrances fees, transport costs and a professional host.
Duration: 8 hours
Please ask your butler to make the arrangements.