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Bangkok Canals & The Royal Barges
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Explore daily life in Bangkok during this picturesque boat trip through the city that focuses on life along Bangkok's canals.
Depart the pier for the drive to Bangkok, where upon arrival you will board a boat for a scenic cruise along the canals, or klongs, of the Chao Praya River. Along the way, you will see the small wooden houses that rise on stilts from the water. You will also encounter many long, flat boats laden with exotic produce and colorful fare plying the waterways, and carrying on trade as they did centuries ago.
Your tour along these fascinating waterways includes a stop at the beautiful Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, and Royal Barge Shed where the impressively ornate ceremonial barges are stored when not in use. Following your time at the Royal Barge shed, you will transfer to a local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch, you will drive back to the port, making a brief stop for shopping en route.
Need to Know:
Note: Although the tour does not involve extensive walking, pontoons must be crossed in order to embark the boats, therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately; shoulders and knees must be covered; revealing attire is not permitted. Shoes must be removed when entering temples. The drive to/from Bangkok is approximately 2 1/4 hours.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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