Explore the lesser-known half of Bangkok.

Few foreigners venture west into Thonburi’s tangle of alleys that have been around since ‘Bang Kok’ was an unknown plum-growing village. Defined by teak wood houses rather than skyscrapers, the area allows you to slip behind Bangkok’s gleaming facade. Here in the hidden corners, you’ll find an easygoing attitude, great food and enduring Thai arts and crafts.

The Thonburi Food & Art Walk offers plenty of great food, but it also incorporates traditional aspects of Thai culture that sparsely exist elsewhere. Click here for photos of this tour.

Itinerary:

  1. 9:00: Meet at Krung Thonburi BTS SkyTrain station Exit 3 and head into old Thonburi.
  2. 9:30 – 11:30: Dive into one of Bangkok’s best street food markets and soak up the colorful scenes. Here you’ll sample authentic foods from various regions of Thailand.
  3. 12:00 – 12:30: Visit a charming family who have been producing bael fruit sweets and teas for generations. While exploring a network of alleyways lined by venerable old houses, you’ll learn how the fruits are processed in the traditional way.
  4. 12:45 – 13:30: Take another public boat down the river to try Thai foods with a twist that came from Portuguese settlers centuries ago in the vicinity of Santa Cruz Church.
  5. 13:30 – 14:30 After a tuk tuk ride, relax while sampling more food in a beautiful teak wood house that has become the focal point of an artist village, and watch a traditional Thai puppetry performance.*
  6. 15:00: Return to the SkyTrain.

*The puppet troupe occasionally cancels at the last minute. We have no control over this, but the neighborhood is still worth visiting even without the show.

Examples of food you’ll try:

  • Vietnamese-style peppered sausage noodle soup with a Northeastern Thai twist
  • Spicy, sweet and sour salad made from pomelo fruit
  • Whole snakehead fish fried with northeastern Thai salad
  • Fiery chili paste with steamed Thai vegetables
  • Khao soi (Northern Thai curry soup)
  • Southern Thai curries
  • Bamboo shoot dumplings
  • Thai style sweets
  • Thai tropical fruits
  • Traditional Thai drinks (lychee and butterfly pea juice, Thai coffee/tea)

*Food samples are subject to changes/additions and can be adapted to your tastes. Vegetarians and those with allergies are welcome.

Days offered: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Meeting point and time:
Normally meeting is 9:00 AM at Krung Thonburi BTS SkyTrain Station, Exit 3.
For a map of the BTS SkyTrain and MRT Subway systems, click here.
*Please let us know if you’re staying away from the SkyTrain/Subway lines (in Khao San Road or Chinatown areas, for example); in these cases it may be possible to meet at a Chao Phraya river ferry pier.

Price:
2,400 Baht per person for 2 guests.
2,200 Baht per person for 3 guests.
2,000 Baht per person for 4+ guests.
3,000 Baht for 1 person only.
Half price for children aged 12 and under.

*These prices are for private tours. We do not offer mixed group tours.

To reserve a day, please email us directly at chilipastetour@gmail.com.

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