Dragon Temple Wat Samphran; The old Don Wai market;
Our licensed tour guide will either meet you at the meeting point Sathorn Pier Saphan Taksin which we will inform you about, or he will pick you up at your hotel depending on your booking.
After our guide picks you up, we drive into Nakhon Pathom Province and make a short detour to a highlight that you will surely enjoy, then our drive goes directly to the Dragon Temple. The building of the temple is a cylindrical structure with 17 floors, on the outside of which a dragon winds its way upwards, the building is hollow inside and can be climbed through a staircase. A very large complex that not only has the dragon as a highlight, but also an oversized turtle that can be walked on. Discover the two trees that are over 400 years old, which are unique. The adjacent park also houses very beautiful statues such as a large white elephant, the status symbol of the kings. Next to it is a large peacock that stands like a sentinel in front of the entrance and protects it from bad weather with its peacock feathers.
After leaving the Dragon Temple, we head to the Don Wai Market floating Market, one of the oldest markets in Thailand located on the Tha Chien River. You will see only a few tourists here, as it is not suitable for mass events due to the narrow cramped paths in the market and the limited parking space. The river is also known by other names, as several provinces border it and each province has given it a different name. The Don Wai market is famous for the preparation of ducks cooked in herbs in large cauldrons, just like 100 years ago. In the meantime, the villagers sell their own produce that they grow here, so the market is also known for its desserts, dried fruits and fresh vegetables.
The market, which is located on a temple site, is mainly visited by the locals, it has of course expanded over the years and the selection of food and drinks has become more plentiful. There are a few restaurants located right by the River and each restaurant has its own special dishes. Duck dishes are very popular with the Thais and these are offered in all variations in one restaurant in particular. There is a variety of Thai delicacies, especially dried fruits of all kinds, which are not so familiar in Europe and can also be tasted free of charge. After we have been on the road for some time, you express your food wishes and our tour guide will choose the appropriate restaurant.
We serve a selection of different dishes suggested by our guide so that you can get to know Thai cuisine even more intensively. Especially the steamed duck, braised mackerel in salty soup, noodles with fish curry sauce, steamed fish with curry paste and fried fish paste - balls are recommended here. There is a large selection of fish menus or even the pork knuckles, which are popular in Germany and actually taste very good. If you sit in the restaurant directly on the water, a large number of large cutfish are already waiting for your meal. Occasionally you see small traditional boats passing by, selling their wares from the river to the restaurant operators or even to guests. These are very welcome, as the traditional traders are very much appreciated here and this is also a cultural enrichment.
100 € p.p. Tour price from hotel lobby or Sathorn Pier Saphan Taksin | Tour with air-conditioned van
The tour itinerary and the individual sightseeing objects may possibly differ due to weather or traffic conditions, large-scale closures, lighting shutdowns at the buildings, airline departure times or closures of the sights. The decision then rests with the tour guide responsible in consultation with the person who has contractually booked the tour. If the tour continues in a different way, with other sights, the tour is considered to have been carried out.
Please note that clothing must be appropriate for visits to temples. Click here for the chart! Skirts must fully cover the knees, trousers must be ankle length and shoes must be closed (no flip-flops).
Before entering the ordination hall or Viharn Noi, please remove your shoes and enter barefoot. We recommend that you wear socks for hygienic reasons. Please do not sit on Buddha or Chinese statues for photo opportunities. Please observe the rules of the temple, especially the Buddhist faith. Women are not allowed to touch monks, so keep a respectful distance. Greet The Thais with a friendly wai and they will get a smile back.
We look forward to your visit to Bangkok and we warmly welcome you.
Your team from Green Bangkok Tours TSB day tours