Experience the Chao Phraya River on a running tour that guides us through the centre of the city and along the canals (Klong). Its waterways are the true symbols of a city that was known as the “Venice of the East”.
Exploring Bangkok on the run is a great way to get into the thick of this steamy city. The running tour will consist of 15 km and start from the most popular shopping area in Bangkok. We run along Klong Phadung Krung Kasem, one of the original canals around the Grand Palace. Then its time to go uphill on the Rama VIII Bridge that crosses the Chao Phraya River. The River of Kings is the major river in Thailand and there are many small canals (klong) that split off from this main river. The waters of the Chao Phraya River have shaped the history of the modern Thai capital and you will breathing in years of history as you make your way through the city.
On this running tour, you will see some of the best river views from the Santi Chai Prakan park at Phra Sumen Fort. Located at the northern tip of Rattanakosin Island right next to the main river, this park is a precious, intimate green jewel.
Running away from the riverside to Sanam Luang we reach a wide open royal field and the site of many ceremonies and festivals associated with the royal family. We aim for one of the Old town Islands (Rattankosin Island) where ancient streets are surrounded by impressive architecture. There are traditional Buddhist temples (Wat), Colonial buildings and the old community. A trip to Bangkok is not complete without a visit to some of Rattanakosin’s prime sights. The most important of which is the Grand Palace. The running tour continues to Ratchadamnoen road, where you will experience of several government offices including the Government House and the Democracy Monument.
Before running back to modern society, we will visit the Mahakan Fort community where we are exposed to the authentic way the locals live in a unique and natural setting.
This running tour is the perfect opportunity to see the main sights of Bangkok Old Town such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew. Enjoy the spectaculars views of the ancients’ temples.