BANGKOK RIVER TO OLD TOWN TOUR – 15K

Run, River, Run. Experience the Bangkok Chao Phraya River, Venice of the East – and all the Old Town Must See sights.

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BANGKOK RIVER TO OLD TOWN TOUR – 15K
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BANGKOK RIVER TO OLD TOWN TOUR – 15K

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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.

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Facts about the tours

15 km

Private tour

Moderate

Individual pace

English, Thai

Flexible

Hotel pick-up or standard meeting point

Price

1 person99.00/person

2 persons77.00/person

3 persons66.00/person

4 persons55.00/person

5-30 persons55.00/person

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  1. One person found this helpful
    Amanda Banham Menzies

    A wonderful way to see Bangkok

    Amanda Banham Menzies

    This was amazing and Man Wichita, my guide, was brilliant. I saw parts of BKK I wouldn’t see when sat in a car and Man shared so much knowledge with me. I will do this again and again!

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  2. James S

    Great Way to Experience a New City

    James S

    Went for the 15km tour with Kaya as my running guide. It was my first time running in Bangkok, and having a local guide was invaluable, not just in navigating around the city, but also in learning about the city and culture. Highly recommended, and I look forward to another run in the future.

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  3. Marcia Mattushek

    A perfect way to see the city

    Marcia Mattushek

    It was an honour to enjoy Ratchanee’s city with her this morning. Starting in the dark and watching the sunrise over the waking city, enjoying some of the sights and local hospitality. A great way to enjoy a foreign city with a local.

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  4. Calvin

    Calvin

    Running in a city like Bangkok isn’t easy, but Ratchanee is a pro. The route was well planned and adjusted to provide a great balance of the popular sites as well as the new and hip parts of the Old Town. Additionally, the route ensured we we’re well hydrated despite the early morning heat, including a delicious and refreshing cold tea rest stop. I learned a lot about the city and throughly enjoyed this tour.

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  5. Kristen

    Kristen

    Really enjoyed this tour with Lux and Toon. A great way to see the city and fight off jet lag! Look forward to another running tour!

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  6. Justine Juson

    Justine Juson

    There’s no better way to set a fierce and fabulous tone for the new year than a long run in a beautiful place filled with new sights and discoveries. We are so grateful to Ratchanee for making those aspirations come true for my husband and me with an amazing New Year’s Day running experience – navigating us through the books and crannies of Bangkok’s China Town, introducing us to Bangkok’s incredible street art scene and showing us the spectacular architectural and cultural sights along the river. We came away from our tour energised, invigorated and deeply grateful to Ratchanee for sharing her time, insights and joyful personality with us. It’s a New Year’s Day run we will never forget, that’s for sure!

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