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Thonburi

another Bangkok

 

 

We visited Bangkok many times and therefore we already know almost all the sights and peculiarities of the city. What we don’t know was the other side of the Chao Phraya River, the sister city of Thonburi.
By our last visit, we booked the Thonburi Klongtour by “  Green mango” tours. This tour is only recommended for all Bangkok fans, who know Bangkok very well, like us.
At first we started a 2 hours boat tour through the klongs, but not in high speed, like the usual Longtailboats, but really normally, so that we could see many things on and at the banks of the river. 
 

 

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The life here at the water's very special and so different from the modern hectic of Bangkok. We drove through very, very small channels full of water hyacinths, visited orchid farms and orchards. We are particularly impressed from the varans, these animals are the pets of the Thais in order to put off the python snakes. 
 

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Then we went on by foot, sometimes it was a little bit adventurous on the shaky and slippery boardwalks, past and also trough the "living room" of the people.
 

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Another highlight was the market Talaat Wang Lang, a  colourful food and clothing market with hundreds of food stalls. Here you can see and feel the real life without any other tourists. We could not shoot photos as much as we saw here. It was wonderful!


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Of course here in Thonburi there are also, beside the famous Wat Arun, a lot of other beautiful Wats, which are all worth seeing. But what we noticed here was, that Wats, Chinese temples, mosques and Christian churches are side by side. Such a religious diversity in a very small area we had never seen before, and it seems there are no problems with it.
 

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We can just recommend everyone to explore this other Bangkok and you will be off the beaten tracks. We liked it very well, not least because the leadership of the “Green Mango" Tours was just great.

 

 

 

 

 

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