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Bangkok Train Tour
Bangkok Train Tour

Bangkok Train Tour

Price from : 54.20 US - 54.20 US
Duration : 1 day
Destination : Samut Sakhon
Activities : Local Lifestyle
Suitable for : All types of travelers

Tour Overview :

"Meet the locals at Mahachai”

This tour will bring you to one of the least visited fishing villages of Thailand. The Train starts in a highly populated part of Bangkok across the mighty Chao Phraya River. When the train leaves you almost drive through the kitchens and living rooms of the local people. On the way you will see the big buildings of Bangkok change smaller and smaller until you are surrounded by rice fields and houses on stilts.

Highlight :

Local Market, tha chin river, tha chalom, riding local train to mahachai

Departure Date :

Daily

Tour Inclusion :

hotel transfers, train tickets, lunch, fruit, water, English speaking Thai guide, accident insurance

Terms and Conditions :

Daily (minimum 3 persons) : 08.30 - 16.00 hrs.

Day by Day Itinerary :

Date 1 : Bangkok - Mahachai

Bangkok Train Tour

"Meet the locals at Mahachai”

This tour will bring you to one of the least visited fishing villages of Thailand. The Train starts in a highly populated part of Bangkok across the mighty Chao Phraya River. When the train leaves you almost drive through the kitchens and living rooms of the local people. On the way you will see the big buildings of Bangkok change smaller and smaller until you are surrounded by rice fields and houses on stilts.

Samut Sakhon was formerly called "Tha Chin" probably because, in the old days, it had been a trading port dealing with a vast number of Chinese junks. In 1548, a town named "Sakhon Buri" was established at the mouth of the Tha Chin River. It was a centre for recruiting troops from various seaside towns. The name of the town was changed into "Mahachai" when Klong (canal) Mahachai was dug in 1704 to join the Tha Chin River at the town. Later, the town was renamed "Samut Sakhon" by King Rama IV but it is still popularly called "Mahachai" by the villagers.

We gather in the morning at Wongwian Yai Railway Station at the Thonburi Side of Bangkok across the Chao Praya River. The local station is situated in the middle of the Wongwian Yai market and offers a great experience and insight into local Thai lifestyle. Board open-air train carriages and enjoy a scenic train journey to Mahachai, the largest fresh seafood market in Thailand. A weird and wonderful variety of local produce is sold here. Extensive visit of Mahachai Market followed by a walk to the pier close to the market. We depart with small boat for a scenic trip along the river and seamount. You will get an excellent view on the Thai Fisherman's craft. We will pass fishing boats in all sorts of size and colours sailing into the small harbour. These ships enter the harbour from the Gulf of Thailand loaded with fish. Along a small canal you will see how these fishermen live and work passing their homes and small shipyards. The boat will drop us at the other side call Tha Chalom where your guide will arrange a cycle rickshaw (samlor) for everyone. The cycling route is going through fishing villages. We will stop at the well known temple Wat Chonglom. Your guide will tell you about the history. We also visit a Chinese temple on the way and make many nice scenic stops. After one hour we are back at the pier and the ferry takes us back to the Mahachai side again. Now is it time or the absolute highlight, a Gourmet Seafood lunch at a local restaurant overseeing the Tha Chin River.

After Lunch, in the afternoon, we will return to Mahachai Market and board the train back to Wongwian Yai in Bangkok. Transfer to your hotel. Skip dinner or join our Bangkok Food Discovery Tour?

"Unique Thai Train, Market and Boat Experience"

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