Explore the Thai Way of Life with a visit to the historical town of Chachoengsao. Visit to Khlong Suan, a 100 Year old market. From the past to the present, the people here, a combination of Thai Chinese, Buddhist and Muslim people, live together harmoniously. You will visit temples including Wat Saman Rattanaram and Wat Pho Bangkla, and enjoy a special boat trip along Bang Pakong River around Koh Lad where you can see nature and enjoy the views of river bank. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant.
Your day will begin with a pickup from your Bangkok hotel at approximately 7:30am.
Your first stop of the day will be to the 100 year-old canal side market of Talad Khlong Suan. The traditional market on the banks of Prawet Burirom Canal that's being going for more than a century spreading over Samut Prakhan Province and Chachoengsao Province. Walking through the market you can see and feel the rural way of life of olden Thailand. Khlong Suan Market offers not only the nostalgic ambience of Thailand’s past, but also charming wooden shop houses selling vintage items and tasty local foods. The market is the ideal to show the old ways of life of more than 100 years ago.
Continue to Wat Saman Rattanaram, where you will see the biggest Giant Reclining Ganesha in Thailand. You will also see several large statues of other Buddhist images. This is an interesting mix of Religion. This temple is quite unique compared to other temples in Thailand. After this, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
Depart from a nearby pier on your leisurely boat trip on the Bang Pakong River around Koh Lad (the island in the middle of the Bang Pakong River). Enjoy the gentle pace, soak in the peaceful atmosphere with greenery and riverside life on both sides, observing people on the river bank, an agriculture homeland of Chachoengsao Province.
Your tour continues to Wat Pho Bangkla and meet Giant Golden-crowned Flying Fox. The trees within this peaceful temple are the home for thousands of fruit bats. During the day, they cling upside down off the branches of the trees, but at dark, they wake and leave to search for food.
Proceed to Wat Paknam Jolo. This Temple is the only one in the whole of Thailand to have a gold colored ordination hall. When you arrive at the temple is advisable to walk around the golden chapel first as there is so much to see and take in. Don’t forget to go inside as it is just as beautiful.
The final stop is the Palm Sap Village, the sole production source of ready-to-drink palm sap in the East. A refreshing palm juice will also be served before traveling back to Bangkok.