- Visit a century-old market
- Authentic slice of old Thailand
Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for a day with this charming guided tour to the town of Photharam. Just a hour’s drive outside the capital, the town feels a world apart. Life moves at a slower pace here, and you’ll soon find yourself relaxing a little too. The tour begins in central Bangkok and takes you first to the Wat Khanon, which is the only temple still to have a Nang Yai troupe - Thai shadow puppetry. The museum here celebrates this fascinating ancient art.
Lunch is at a nearby cafe, after which you’ll head on to Wat Khongkharam, a Mon temple with a beautifully preserved and rare mural charting the life of Buddha. There is also a wonderful old teak sanctuary in the temple’s grounds. Afterwards, time to browse the stalls in the local market which has been trading here for over 100 years. Before heading back to Bangkok, there will be time for a cycle or walk along the scenic Mae Klong River. This Bangkok gift experience offers a picturesque and tranquil escape from the city, full of historic sites and cultural authenticity.