This Bangkok shore trip
ventures into the rural Samut Songkhram Province. You will travel by local train to an amazing countryside market and then continue to Tha Kha floating market, for a paddle boat ride among villages, stalls, and temples of this beautiful area. A visit to a pottery village completes your rural experience.
After meeting your guide at the pier you will be driven to a train station and experience a short regional train ride headed for an amazing country market that has sprouted along the railway tracks. Here, you will witness the dexterity and speed of the vendors as they quickly pack their stalls away whenever the trains approach, hence bringing shopping to a brief halt. It is a standard practice and stall holders have learned the art of assembling and reassembling their wares at a moments notice!
Next you visit Tha Kha, one of the many floating markets in the area where you can observe local trading in its authenticity. We will take a fascinating paddle boat journey through the maze of klongs (canals), cruising past plantations and Buddhist temples before stopping to chat with a friendly local family that produces palm sugar syrup.
Tha Kha Market is held every Saturday and Sunday morning. During the weekdays, the market day is subject to lunar cycle calendar. On days when Tha Kha Market is not open, we will visit the Damnoen Sadauak Floating Market.
Early this afternoon you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before going to the King Rama II Memorial Park which houses a Thai style pavilion museum displaying artifacts from the early Rattanakosin era and a landscaped garden filled with native flowers.
Later this afternoon you visit artisans who produce exquisite hand-painted Benjarong porcelain and potteries. If your tour is on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday you will also have the chance to visit an evening floating market full of vendors selling local delights.
In the late afternoon you return to Bangkok and you will be dropped off at the port.
Mobility: Walking: Difficult - uneven surfaces - NO wheelchairs
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