In Thailand's capital city Bangkok, life is lived on the street. It's home to many golden Buddhist temples and riverboats, but it's the street vendors and bustling bazaars that keep Bangkok on its feet day and night. Join us and we’ll take you in a tuk-tuk to the city’s oldest temple, the splendid Wat Pho, home to the 160-foot-long Reclining Buddha. Plus you'll get to see the Grand Palace, which is the king’s official residence and site of the country’s most sacred Buddhist temple. You’ll discover there’s no such thing as language barrier when you find yourself chatting to a monk.
Try out your bartering skills at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the gorgeous Pak Khlong Talat fruit and flower market. We’ll give you the opportunity to learn how tapioca or sugar cane is grown at a farm in Kanchanaburi. And you’ll have the chance to wander the endlessly green Lumphini Park and try your hand at the ancient martial art of tai chi.
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Sitting in the shadow of the mountains is Thailand’s second city. Chaing Mai is a relaxed, down-to-earth place, home to a quaint old quarter surrounded by a moat and 300 Buddhist temples.
As the city is famous for its craftwork, we’ll take you to Sankampaeng, where you’ll be able to watch the artisans in their workshops. You’ll visit Queen Sirikit’s Botanic Garden and Orchid Farm, a glorious 560-acre conservation reserve of exotic local flora. In the village of Ban Mae Kampong you’ll meet our Local Specialist the chief, who’ll talk to you about village culture and life, before joining a family for a home-cooked lunch. Visit the village school and a temple, as well as tea and coffee plantations and Mae Kampong waterfall.
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Alongside the calm waters of the River Kwai sits the beautiful town of Kanchanaburiwhere we will introduce you to Kanchanaburi’s World War II history as we take you to the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum. Here you will learn of the renowned railway line that was built by prisoners of war in the 1940’s and then on to visit the peaceful grounds of the War Cemetery before reaching the Bridge over the River Kwai itself. We will then introduce your taste buds to delicious native delicacies as you dine at a local restaurant. Afterwards, witness breathtaking scenery as you take a ride along the river on an exhilarating local train ride.