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Downtown-taxi boat-Golden Mount

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Guru: Luc
Quality Verified Registered on July 29, 2023

Hi, my name is Lucas, I am a tour guide since 2010, worked in more than 20 countries. Based in Bangkok - or Manila, Phnom Penh, Montréal, Kathmandu - I follow the current of the guiding ! I am doing those walking tour now, trying to share my knowledge with first time visitors. As I am doing this without salary, tip is well appreciated, Guru guidelines suggest min 10€ or 300 Bath. I can answer all questions and show you some hidden / out of the beaten path places. If you want to see and do tourist stuff like floating market, my walks are not for you. I like to show you the normal life that is going on here in Bangkok, while I will help you with local transportation and others places to visit. With me you are walking to see things of the daily life, to feel the vibe as the local way. If you just want to know about tourist stuff, its easy by your own. With me its more about to learn/walk as the Bangkonian style.

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    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

From gigantic MBK shopping center to local taxi boat and to historical Ratchadamnoen street, we walk across daily life of the Bangkonian.

Starting at MBK downtown, we learn about Sky train system and then walk to Hua Chang pier to catch taxi boat (12 Bath),  on our way to Golden Mount and the famous Ratchadamnoen street with the democracy monument. 
* You guys can go up to the top of Golden Mount for a beautiful view over the city, it’s 100 Bath/person.
Then we will walk through some small alleys to talk about daily life.

We end up at Khao San Road. Good place to crack a beer at the end of the day.
This is not a spectacular walk, if you fancy tourist stuff, this walk is not for you. We will be walking and using local transport as the Bangkonian does. This walk is good if you just arrived in Bangkok as we talk and use local transportation.

If you want to feel the vibe of the daily life here, come on down !

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    PGWJ+F6X OneSiam Skywalk, Phaya Thai ...
    PGWJ+F6X OneSiam Skywalk, Phaya Thai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
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    MBK center, outside (on the platform near by the dog/cat/rabbit statue. See photo as reference. (BTS National Stadium). I am easy to spot with my many tattoos 😀

  • 1
    Outside visit
    MBK Center

    We meet here, near the white statue of the strange animal (mix dog/cat/rabbit), its on the platform, not on street level.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Hua Chang pier

    This is where we catch the taxi boat, it’s 12 Bath per person.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Mahakan Fort

    One of the two remaining fort along the old island of Rattanakhosin era.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Wat Saket (The Golden Mount)

    From the Ayutthaya era, this huge Buddhist temple has become an iconing landmark in Bangkok.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan (Loha Prasat)

    Splendid temple complex, recently renovated, knows for its 37 iron spires.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Democracy Monument

    Commissioned in 1939 to commemorate the 1932 Siamese coup d'état which led to a constitutional monarchy, its symbolized the modernity of Thailand.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

38 ratings
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4.64
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4.69
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4.83
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Juan 27 Feb 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Lucas el guía es excelente y súper recomendable el tour con el!
Hugo 27 Feb 2024
Toronto

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Luc was amazing! Very energetic, positive, informative even with his side stories as they pop up. A great guide and would definitely join another one of his tours if I could.
karina 22 Feb 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Muy bueno y recomendable El Walking free tour con Luc, habla Muy bien en español y nos informó muchísimo!!! Súper entretenido!!! Lo recomiendo!!!
Dror 20 Feb 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Told really interesting things, explained the structure of the city with a map, took us on an interesting route, told fascinating things about life in Thailand. Patient, speaks clearly and theatrically
Evelyn 16 Feb 2024
Berlin

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Ich kann die Tour mit Luc nur empfehlen. Er vermittelt sein Wissen und seine Erfahrungen auf eine sehr angenehme, interessante und freundliche Art. Es macht Spaß ihm zu zuhören und er gibt gerne Tipps und Ratschläge, die nicht im touristischen Sightseeing zu finden sind. Wenn ihr wirklich über Stadt und Leute etwas erfahren möchtet, bucht eine Tour mit Luc. Viel Spaß !!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
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