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Gather at the Grasshopper Shop *** Meeting time 09.30 AM.
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Khao San Rd at 9:30 am. The tour will depart at 10 am sharp. Make sure you allow plenty of time to get here, taking into account the heavy Bangkok traffic. After a quick bike fitting and briefing we head out. Staying off the roads we use small lanes, alleyways and canal boats to immerse you into the soul of Bangkok.
Ferry and cycle to the Communities of Santa Cruz Wat Kalyanamit
Here along the banks of the Chao Phraya River is where Bangkok first began. Stopping at the first Christian community of Santa Cruz to visit the descendants of the early Portuguese traders who have been making a Portuguese cupcake for over 5 generations. Then pedal to the neighboring Chinese Thai temple of Wat Kalayanamit and the site of Bangkok’s first Chinatown. Wat Kalyanamit houses Bangkok’s largest Buddhist image.
Cycle to Wat Hongrattanaram
Here you will stop briefly to see a shrine devoted to the first king of Bangkok, Taksin. The Chapel of Wat Hongrattanaram is the largest in Thonburi and according to some the most beautiful in Bangkok.
Cycle Khlong Bang Luang and the Artist’s Village
Cycling back lanes and skirting along small tree lined canals you will arrive at an old wooden market with a historic community temple. Centuries ago trading communities formed along the canals on the outskirts of Bangkok to buy the goods coming to market from the outlying farms and orchards. The former wealth of these trading communities can be seen in the elegant architecture of the temples they left behind.
A local Thai lunch by Bang Luang Canal
Enjoy a simple tasty Thai lunch in a local eatery by the canal in the grounds of the community temple.
Traditional Thai Puppet Show
A group of Artists have taken up residence in a 200 year old traditional wooden house a the bank of Bang Luang Canal. Inside the Artist’s House is an art gallery and gift shop. But most interesting of all is the performance of snippets from ancient epics by Hoon Lek puppeteers. Combining traditional Khon dance makes for probably the most unique form of puppetry you may ever see. There is a performance almost every day, except when the puppet troupe is away. The modern inhabitants of the old wooden trading houses these days sell artwork and vintage crafts as well as fish food for your to feed the abundant fish in the canal.
Ply the Canals and the Chao Phraya River
Stowing the bikes in the back of a long tail boat you and your guide wend your way down the ancient canals to Chao Phraya River. Sailing up the River of the Kings you will pass the Grand Palace before docking near Khaosan Rd.
Return to the Grasshopper Shop
Disembarking from the boat with your bike pedal a short distance back to the Grasshopper shop to finish the tour around 3:30 pm. The bike tour usually takes 4 – 5 hours but this is variable by group.
DURATION : 5 HOURS
DISTANCE : 20 KM
DEPARTURES : 10.00 AM *** Meeting time 09.30 AM.
Only 2,400 Thai baht per person. *** Join tour***
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- Local English speaking guide
- Lunch, Water and snacks
- Imported Merida Mountain bikes and helmet
- Transfer pick up from your hotel.
Grasshopper Adventures Meeting Location
The best landmark close to us is Kok Wua Intersection which is about 200m west of our shop. This is also the intersection close to Khao San Rd, which is very well known.
57 Ractchadamnoen Klang Rd Phranakorn
Phone: 02 280 0832
*** Meeting time: 08:45am
Please allow suitable travel time.