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Bangkok's Hidden History & Food Culture

culture walk

Bangkok's Hidden History & Food Culture

7 reviews
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Bangkok's Hidden History & Food Culture

culture walk

Bangkok's Hidden History & Food Culture

7 reviews
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Travelling by Tuk Tuk, we'll start with a taste of "Kanom Beaung" a sweet Thai treat that dates back to the 14th Century at one of the oldest and best-loved shops in town. We'll learn about the history of this shop and it's owners and how they make the sweets. Next on to Wat Mahathat one of the city's first-class Royal temples where we'll meet a Buddhist monk to learn about Thai Buddhist meditation techniques - this is a chance to ask questions as well as giving it a try. At Museum Siam we'll discover what "Thainess" really is. Housed in a neo-classical mansion, this is not your typical dusty old museum. Through it's interactive exhibits you'll learn about Thai food, fashion, history, pop culture and more. This museum is recommended in the New York Times 36 hours in Bangkok article, as is our next stop Mont Nomsod a 50 year old milkshop and local institution. At Mont Nomsod which means "Mont's Fresh Milk" we'll have some Thai thick toast with sweet toppings and then something savoury from a street vendor on one of the old city's most famous food streets nearby. We'll end our tour at Tep Bar, a restored shop-house in Bangkok's hippest hidden backstreet Soi Nana, for a cultural cocktail made from Thai herbs and traditional liquors. Tep Bar is also featured by the NYT 36 hrs article and is a short walk from Hualamphong station so it's easy to take the MRT to travel onwards.

Your host

Learn more about Pam, Nai & Team

Pam, Nai & Team

We - Pam, Pat, Nai, Mond & A - are the Bangkok Urban Adventures team. We're passionate licensed Thai guides who love to share the old city where we're based. We created this tour in collaboration and with approval from the New York Times, based on their "36 Hours in Bangkok" article. We've added some of our own favourite spots to create an old city Tuk Tuk tour that takes you off the beaten track from meeting a monk to a Thai cultural cocktail with some street food, history and culture in between - so if you want to do something a bit different hop in a Tuk Tuk with us!

What's included

Food
We'll taste Thai crispy pancakes "Kanom Beaung"; Sweet Thai custard on toast - it's a dessert or snack here, not breakfast;…
Drinks
We'll have one of the famous milky tea drinks at Mont Nomsod - probably the most famous milkshop in town. And at the end of…
Transport
We'll travel around the old town by Tuk Tuk - a piece of Thai history themselves!

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Where you'll be

We'll be exploring part of Bangkok's old city, known as Rattanakosin and home to some of out most famous landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Keaw and Wat Pho. But this is a Tuk Tuk tour of food, history & Thai culture that takes you away from the busy sights and off the beaten track. We'll be dropping in at places featured in the New York Times article "36 hrs in Bangkok" as well as some of our favourite local spots.

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Alcohol can only be served to guests aged 20 or above.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please be on time to respect other guests Shoulder and knees must be covered to respect the Buddhist Monk and enter the temple The alcoholic drink can be substituted for a soft drink

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Pam, Nai & Team
Bangkok's Hidden History & Food Culture
7 reviews
From £44/person
7 reviews
From £44/person