Bangkok's Old Town

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    28 Apr 2016
    Clock 90min      Length2.5mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Snaking from the "tourist ghetto" of Khao San Road to one of the best views across the river, this route also stops at some first-class royal temples and a lovely park centered around a sad memorial. We wander through a back neighborhood or two. We also pass by Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew, and I explain why one - or both - might not be worth your time.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Khao San Road, Wat Suthat, Wat Ratchabophit, Saranrom Park, back streets, and river views.

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Start at the east end of Khao San Road, right outside the Burger King.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Khao San Road, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, a rooftop bar of your choice to end

    Best time of day:

    This tour is best started around 3pm and takes about 2 hours - more if you dawdle at the temple stops or park. If we time it right, we should finish on a rooftop bar just around sundown. You may do the route any time you like, but the bars at the end only open in the evening, and it's generally quite hot during midday hours.

    Precautions:

    I CAN NOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH: If you're approached by anyone in this area, including pretty girls, handsome guys, monks, old men, students or taxi drivers, it's almost certain that they're trying to talk you into some type of scam. Common tactics include asking where you’re going, telling you anything is closed, or pretending to want to have a friendly chat. Smile, shake your head, and keep on walking. These people aren't dangerous in the least, they're just annoying as hell!

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    Very nice walk, directions step by step. Only wish there was more information given on the surroundings and landmarks.

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    Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the feedback. :)

    Greg Route Creator , 7 months ago
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    Die Tour war sehr schön zusammengestellt und man wurde durch ein paar sehr typische Gässchen geführt welche nicht voll von Touristen waren.
    - Thx, for that beautiful and well made guide!

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    Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed it!

    Greg Route Creator , over 1 year ago

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