Upon checking-out in the late morning, you will head toward the West and stop by Mae Klong to catch up with one of the most unique market in Southeast Asia – the railway market.
You will see vendors lining up and covering all rail tracks with their colorful goods and specialties. As soon as the train approaches, they ‘retract’ the stalls with lightning speed, right before it crosses by. Then, they just reassemble the whole market as if nothing has ever happened.
Everything here is fresh and market-oriented, thus, you may buy for yourself some treats with reasonable prices.
After the market visit, you will stop at a nearby local restaurant for a delicious local lunch.
Then, the trip continues as you drive up North and enjoy another interesting experience at a local village in Kanchanaburi.
First, you will pay a visit to the village shrine. Then, let’s spend some time at a fan palm orchard in the rice paddy field to observe how the locals collect the palm products. It would be a chance for you to try some best-in-the-world tropical fruits.
Afterwards, you will be able to observe the demonstration of a ritual to strengthen and comfort the spirit of the Rice Goddess as you may enhance personal understandings on how important the rice plantation has been in Thai farming society.
Later, you will return to the village along the dirt track cutting through the fields. You can observe some seasonal activities and pleasant sights of cattle, patches of lotus, sugar cane and corn farms. You may enjoy the making of sticky-rice crisps with the local villagers. Next, let’s take a glimpse at a cluster of Thai styled houses and earthen pots reflecting the local belief in their ancestral spirit.
For a short break during the visit, you may enjoy the coffee served with fan palm cake and visit the village weaving centre. Hand-woven clothes, bamboo handicrafts and sticky rice or palm clear whisky and wine are available for direct shopping from the local producers.
After the tour finishes in the early evening, you will head to the pier and board the boat to the floating hotel where you can rest and relax at leisure.
Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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