After breakfast, the first stop is Wat Pho – Bangkok’s oldest and largest temple. As you arrive early you can listen to the morning chants of the monks. In this temple, a huge statue of reclining Buddha is enshrined. Next, we see the Grand Complex which also encompasses Wat Phra Kaeo, one of Thailand’s most revered shrines, housing the statue of Emerald Buddha made from jade.
We stop for lunch at a local Thai Restaurant. Here you can savour various aromatic and delectable Thai delicacies. The restaurant is located next to the river where you can enjoy the river view, old town city part and authentic Thai food/seafood at the same time.
Then, you will transfer the Tha Chang pier and board a classic long-tail boat for a nice introductory trip to Bangkok’s other side! For around 1 hour, you may get a great time seeing the city life around the river and its network of ‘klongs’ (canals). In some ways, it is a trip through the past where you’ll see wooden houses on stilts, local folks doing their laundry/washing up/taking a bath in the klong, monitor lizards suddenly swimming by, and lots of other fascinating sights
In the afternoon, you will transfer to a night train to Chiang Mai as staying overnight there.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on Train.
Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai – First Class – Train No. 9 – Time: 18:10 – 07:15