Updated April 19th, 2018.
What will you see on the Bangkok Night Ride Tour?
- We will meet at Bangkok Bed and Bike Hostel in Chinatown and cycle from here to ‘The Giant Swing’ – a religious structure in Phra Nakorn that dates back to 1784. The swing was used for an annual ‘swinging ceremony’ known as ‘Triyampavai Tripavai’, that was banned in 1935 for safety reasons.
- Next, we will have dinner at what is known as “The best Pad Thai restaurant in Bangkok!” (Thip Samai), where you will learn about the fascinating history of Thailand’s national dish. (Not many people know this!)
- We will arrive at Ratchadamnoen road, cross the street and check out some the architectural gems of the Rattanakosin Era, for example, Loha Prasat, ‘The Metal Palace’, Wat Ratchanadda. From here, you will also have a great view of The Temple of the Golden Mount, or Wat Saket.
- We will continue riding along Ratchadamnoen Road to Sanamluang via the notorious Khaosarn Road. Along the way, you will have some great views of the famous Grand Palace and Rama 8 Bridge.
- Next, we will head over to Maharaj Pier and cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry to the more peaceful Thonburi District. This is an area that is much less crowded than downtown Bangkok and has a much more local, laid-back feel.
- On this side of the river, we will check out the beauty of the amazing Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun.
- We will continue riding along the West bank of the river to beautiful Wat Prayoon, checking out the highest Pagoda in Bangkok.
- You will just love cycling along the riverside, through the local communities that live alongside the Chaopraya River – you won’t believe that you are still in Bangkok!
- Finally, we cross the river by ferry and head back to Phranakorn District.
- We’ll pass through atmospheric Chinatown just long enough for you to try some delicious street food dessert and a local Chinese herbal drink.
- We’ll also pass through Saphanphut Night Market, which is great for bargain shopping, cheap food and people-watching.
- On our penultimate stop, we’ll head to the biggest flower market in Thailand, ‘Pak Khlong Talad’ – where you can buy someone in the group a flower!
- To end the tour, we will visit Wat Pho, one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok and one that’s very famous as a centre for Thai massage. Visiting after hours is a wonderful time to visit as there are no tourists around and the temple is lit up spectacularly against the night sky.
- After our last stop, we will head back to the hostel.
- We end the day with pool games and cold beers in the hostel lobby. Sound like a good plan?