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WHAT TO EXPECT

Itinerary

09:30 AM

Starbucks Tha Maharaj

Before your klong tour Bangkok departs, there is the possibility to have some refreshments at Starbucks at Tha Maharaj (also the meeting point). Prices start from THB 30 for food and THB 55 for drinks. Make sure you arrive in time to check out the river views.

09:45 AM

Check-In & Briefing

Your guide checks you in and informs you about the tour itinerary. Your guide also provides you with instructions about how to earn discount by posting on your social accounts.

10:00 AM

Street-side Dentists

Get your false teeth fixed at a street-side dentist for only THB 200(!) per tooth. Spot the super glue among the equipment and marvel at the hygiene standards while having a look in their workshops.

10:15 AM

Amulet Market

Explore the black magic section of a bazaar specializing in magical amulets, said to protect the wearer against – for example – AK-47 gunshots. Learn the ins and outs of the multi-billion baht trade in natural oddities, penis charms and foreign fetishes and discover why you should never wear an amulet when having sex. Near the amulet market there can also be found the highest concentration of fortune tellers in Bangkok.

10:45 AM

Museum of Death

Visit the Museum of Death and see the mummy of Thailand’s most notorious serial killer, who ate the livers of a number of children in the belief that would make him immortal. Besides the corpse of the museum’s star attraction, there are also deformed human foetuses and babies in jars, the bloodied clothes of a woman knocked to death with a dildo and a man with a scrotum the size of a kangaroo ball on display.

12:15 PM

Bizarre Murals

See some bizarre 17th century temple murals, which depict sex scenes, a gay rape and Thai farmers smoking joints.

12:30 PM

Boat Ride through Canals

Board a private longtail boat through the remaining canals that once earned Bangkok the title of “Venice of the East” and see the everyday lives of the city’s inhabitants.

12:45 PM

Swan Barge Temple

Photograph the Swan Barge Temple, shaped like a royal barge with a dragon prow and the largest of its kind in the world.

01:45 PM

The Coffin Sleep Ritual

Participate in the coffin sleep ritual together with several dozens of Thais to get rid of your bad luck. It starts with a prayer session, after which participants give donations to the temple in exchange for having the ritual performed on them. A monk splashes some holy water on your head and other monks perform death rites on you while you briefly lie in a coffin. After the ritual, you will be reborn with all your bad deed buried behind you and your life span has been extended. Learn about the reason why participants turn their head west when lying in the coffin, despite common belief that you will have bad dreams when doing so.

02:30 PM

Floating Market

Photograph yourself with the temple’s transformer statues, walk through a giant tiger head to reach the unusual temple’s basement, exit through a giant dragon head on your way to the temple’s mummified monk and, last but not least, try some of the local delicacies at the temple’s floating market.

03:30 PM

The House of Haunted Dolls

Get introduced to the world of child angel dolls, said to be powered by a living soul that some believe can change people’s lives, while visiting the house of their creator. Learn how the ‘supernatural’ dolls became so popular that an airline now allows passengers to buy seats especially for them and that a restaurant – after repeated requests from customers asking waiters to serve their dolls – had to launch a special promotion especially for them. Your guide also explains you how the creator brings the dolls to life and how they differ from the infamous “golden boys”, which are being worshipped for the same reason.

04:00 PM

Evaluation & Goodbye

Evaluate your klong tour Bangkok and say goodbye to your guide and the other travellers in the group. Your guide helps you to get back to your accommodation or any other place you would like to go from Bang Phu MRT Station.

04:15 PM

Robot Restaurant (Optional)

Get served by robots while ordering all-you-can eat Japanese food (THB 349 for Shabu Shabu Buffet or THB 489 for Teppanyaki Buffet) from a tablet. The robot waiters travel up and down the restaurant to deliver the food to your table and occasionally they also break into some mad dancing. After the Robot Restaurant, your guide helps you get back to your accommodation or any other place you would like to go from Talat Bang Yai MRT Station.

Useful Facts

  • Inclusions
    • Fees
    • Entrance Fees
    • Food & Drinks
    • Beverages
    • Bottled Water
    • Snacks
    • Guides
    • Admission Ticket
    • All Activities
    • Professional Local Guide
    • Tour Type
    • Small-group Tour
  • Exclusions
    • Fees and charges
    • Donation to participate in the coffin sleep ritual (optional)
    • Food, drinks and meals
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Buffet Dinner (THB 349 for Shabu Shabu Buffet or THB 489 for Teppanyaki Buffet)
    • Refreshments at meeting point (optional)
    • Transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional Info
    • Age Restrictions

    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
    • Confirmation

    • Auto Confirm
    • Language

    • English
    • Minimum Pax

    • Tour may be cancelled in the event that the number of participants is smaller than 3
    • Specific Activity Instruction

    • Photography in the Museum of Death and the House of Haunted Dolls is not permitted
    • Weather

    • Subject to conditions
  • Local Transport
      • Bus
      • Van
      • Songthaew
      • Metro
      • Skytrain
      • Train
      • River Express Boat
      • Cross River Ferry
      • Longtail Boat
      • Taxi
      • Tuk Tuk
      • Motorbike
      • Rickshaw
      • Bicycle
      • Walking

Your Professional Local Guides

  • Amm

    Working Days

    M T W T F S S

    Amm loves to travel with family and friends. She practices meditation and knows a lot about Wat Phra Dhammakaya and all the controversies surrounding it.

  • Bee

    Working Days

    M T W T F S S

    Bee loves showing people the bizarre side of Bangkok. She has always wanted to see things off the beaten track and also has an interest in arts and crafts.

  • Peach

    Working Days

    M T W T F S S

    Peach is friendly and open minded. She is an expert about Thainess and also knows a lot about LGBT culture and sex tourism. She also speaks Korean.

  • Poojah

    Working Days

    M T W T F S S

    Poojah is a natural entertainer. She knows all things hip retro, and vintage. She loves both singing and dancing, and has a lot of stories about Thailand.

  • Tong

    Working Days

    M T W T F S S

    Tong likes art and cooking. She loves showing Thai beliefs as well as some food that is interesting to tourists. She also loves going to JJ Green Market.

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What Customers say

  • We got to see a different side of Bangkok, one that is less civilized. Long-tail boats are surely the best way to travel through the canals and you get to meet a lot of friendly locals.

    Nastya K. Adventure Traveler, Russia
  • A great way to get around the city without having to walk. You will be able to see locals living along the canal, another side of Bangkok

    Emma P. Local Culture Lover, Germany

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