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Bike Tour with a difference ... No Hills, lots of Thrills!!!The thought of slugging it out in the heat in crowded streets is a Misconception (another Myth busted)Location: Central Bangkok Tour options: 3 or 5 hour, price is around 900-1300bahtTour group usually 12, includes 2 guides (front and rear). Lots of stops and water. Best Features: No facades, you see the real thing. Flat roads, many stops a real eye opener For Auswathai Travelers staying in Soi 19 (Wattana) Sukhumwit: the taxi ride is about 20 mins (80baht). We recommend you go a few hours early and enjoy a sensational meal in the start location of "China Town" (be aware of peak traffic times 7-9am and 4-6pm).Arrival: Ask anyone in the Hotel check in for the Tour office. Check in, give them your thai number and let them know you will go visit 1 of the many restaurants for a delicious meal (it's China Town - recommend Fried Duck)Hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed the tour!Satisfaction is the feedback from our guests: "Brilliant, if we have time we want to come back for the 5hr tour".. (We never did cause everyday we had so many choices... thats the amazing Thailand)Bookings: Recommended Booking agents TOURS THAILAND. We only promote the best for Aussie!Lots of activities listed within each location of our Travel Thailand website below.
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Bangkok Bike Tour
Well organized, effortless, expectations surpassed
Threading our way thru the back alleys of China Town and beyond opening a small window into the daily life of the residents being left feeling for the post man who has to navigate these laneways every day the bike tour offered an easy way round to discover a lot in such a short time, would love to try the other extended tours on offer.
Tuk our guide lead us undaunted thru the traffic waving her yellow hat and as if to scrip the traffic parts to let us thru and we disappear into the unknown unseen alleys and laneways. Being invited into temples, witness to ceremony, passing markets and countless stalls (who buys all those shoes?), river crossings, refreshments supplied, photo stops and information available at call. You always get a happy “hello” from the inhabitants and a friendly smile as if your being there is also special to them.
Although an overused term I rate as a “MUST MUST DO”
I too had the great opportunity to see Bangkok behind the scenes!! Ably led by Tukita (Tuk as in tuk-tuk for short) we ventured through the backblocks of this vast city by bicycle to find the "unreal" living conditions, narrow lanes and abundant stalls in the tiniest of spaces, super friendly natives who were keen to yell a hello or sa-wut dee ka!!, monks in training, temples and even an invite to try a meal with some Chinese women in their temple! All a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to all. Really see how the other half lives. An easy ride, though saddle soreness for some less accomplished riders and balance issues through some very narrow paths!! Bikes available for people with toddlers. Give it a go!!This event was part of our 2010 - Sonkran Festival Thailand tour - this is the 2010 Sangkran Thailand Tour article (includes photos)
Riding through the narrow back alleys of Bangkok was as faraway from anything i could have imagined a few weeks ago.If you need parts for just about anything that can be driven on or off road grab a "Bangkok Bike Tour".I was amazed at the number of workshops(6m x 6m garages) stacked to the roof with secondhand parts, from a Corolla fan to an Excavator Final Drive and probably most parts in between, it was a BLAST.Our tour guide Tukita ( Tuk) had great knowledge of the area and excellent English which helped when explaining to us everything from the Fish factories and fresh Vege Markets to the park where the Kings Mother was raised and explaining how she and her family lived in there modest home. The park was so peacefull like an Oasis in middle of a tangle of Homes, Workshops and Narrow Lanes.I would recommend this tour to all when in Bangkok, its a must.To see our 2010 Songkran Thailand travel diary and pics - click here
Where to stay in Bangkok: The best beat "Sukhumvit Soi 19"
The Soi 19 Directory shows you why an 800mtr zone is Bangkok's best beat! and we link you to best "Hospitality & Tourism" at Longdo Bangkok (E Books Beginner to Advanced) (Longdo is Thai for "please try") E Books for Beginners to Advanced.
When in Bangkok "Get the most use a Host" try Asoke P.A. Concierge
Best wishes, AusWaThai Exec Tours Bangkok