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15% off Country In The City Tour.
Valid till 31 January 2023.
Promo code: KING15
Experience the country while in the city
Country In The City
ARichGlobe is very pleased to present the 1st walking tour of Bang Kho village and Chom Thong town. Although only a 20 minutes' ride on BTS Skytrain from Siam Square, you leave the concrete and crowds behind, to countryside greenery, zinc roof houses, space,, nature and charming village environment. At the same time, discover over 300 years of history and heritage, immerse into local culture and lifestyle and savor local favorite snacks & cuisines. Entirely off the beaten tracks of Bangkok and more.
Country In The City; Bangkok, is a easy half day walking tour that lets you indulge into rich culture, heritage and history, is eco-friendly and supports the local community. Morning or afternoon tours includes lunch or dinner respectively, visits to historical royal temples and villages, packed with legends, folklores, and beliefs. These are the hidden gems in a city of 11m people, a great experience for all visitors to Bangkok.
What our participants say:
"It’s really quite unique, very contrasting from Bangkok city, a very good break from the normal..."
"I am impressed with the experience, new knowledge, tour is also fun and enjoyable..."
"These are the hidden gems of Bangkok..."
"It is really worth experiencing..."
"Temples are beautiful and very different from other Thai temples..."
"A nice walk off the city's beaten tracks, good insights into history and heritage, beautiful temples with ornate hand paintings & ceramics, Thai culture, importantly no carbon marks, really being responsible to our planet...."
HIGHLIGHT OF THIS TOUR
Wat Nang Chi Chotikaram
From mid Ayutthaya Period 1351 - 1767
A Temple that befitted the King then
The history of Wat Nang Chi dates back to mid Ayutthaya period (1351 to 1767) when a nobleman pledged to build a village Buddhist altar to save his daughter's life. Situated in the Thonburi district of old Siam; Thonburi Kingdom, it was abandoned and later rebuilt in the 1700s during the King Rama III of the Rattanakosin period (1782–1932) when China was a major influence. Uncover its origins and uniqueness and walk the grounds used in James Bond 1974 movie. Receive the head monk's blessings in a specially arranged session. Hear the village’s folklores and legends. View the special stone pillars bestowed by the late King. The only temple in Bangkok to host the annual Chak Phra festival and the body of a nun enshrined in a glass coffin…....
Experience Wat Nang Chi's Uniqueness
Unique from other temples, the Buddha’s relic is enshrined instead of normally placed in a pagoda, Listen to how the Chak Phra procession was named the ‘Royal Parade’. Identify the key parts of the temple structure influenced by Chinese art and culture. Find out why Wat Nang Chi is about the only temple in Thailand allowed to enshrine the bodies of a nun and a child on its grounds. Hear legends and folklores as far back as 300 years that still circulate within the local community. View the pair of stone pillars specially ordered from China by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn and bestowed upon this temple as pillars for its royal pier. Make your personal wishes and receive blessings from the temple's monk.
Did James Bond visit Wat Nang Chi?
Before leaving Wat Nang Chi, remember to take a stroll around the temple grounds and visit the khlong too. The same site was used as location shoot for the 1974 James Bond movie: The Man With The Golden Gun.
More about Country In The City
From the Wutthakast BTS Station as meeting point, the first stop of Country In The City tour is Wat Nang Chi Chotikaram where you will have a comprehensive tour. You will then walk through the village of Bang Kho, making interesting stops along the way before reaching the town of Chom Thong and so on. Below is a graphical route this special 4.5 hours fully immersive tour.
End of Tour
Walk to Wutthakat
Pax are free to explore the area on their own after the meal
15% off all tours for Kingston hotels customers only. Promo code: KING15
♥ Tours recommended for children 10 years and above
♥ All bookings are confirmed 5 days prior to selected dates.
♥ Full refund if tour is cancelled by operator due to bad weather or similar conditions.
♥ Join tour basis in small groups capped at 15 persons.
♥ Private tours booking require minimum 4 persons onwards.
♥ Unsuitable for wheelchairs and people with physical or walking conditions.
♥ All tours are conducted in English
Morning & Afternoon Tours Daily from 1 October 2022 Saturday
8.030am to 1.00pm
2.30pm to 7.00pm
Surcharge for private tour (minimum booking of 4 persons)
All prices subject to 7% VAT
Price per person
add Baht 550 per person
Meeting Point for Private Tours only
For private tours, the meeting point is at Amazon Cafe, at the entrance to The Tempo Grand Sathorn-Wutthakat (condominium). On the left side of road just after the entrance to 7 Eleven at the foot of stairs from Exit 2 of BTS Wutthakat Station. We will serve you coffee or tea with the tour briefing.