Minburi is where the city and countryside collide to create a world of canals, rice fields and cottage industries. It is a place where Muslims and Buddhists live as they have for centuries alongside klongs. The San Saeb Canal, or Klong San Saeb, is one of Bangkok's most important waterways as it connects Bangkok's two main rivers, the Bangprakong and Chao Phyraya.
We will pick you up at 6:45 am from your hotel. Our ride starts at the hub of the local Muslim community, where the local people are direct descendants of the Thai Southern Thai Muslims invited by King Rama III two-centuries ago to defend the capital from Khmer invaders to the east seeking to invade Bangkok using the canals. Our one day tour takes you out of Bangkok and back into the Thailand of old. A land of gentle river boats, laughing children, rice fields, green tropical landscapes and temple after temple! Visit the bizarre temple of Phurt Udom Pol, Kamalulislam mosque and the market town of Nong Chok.
You visit local women's cooperative, fish farms, working rice mills, traditional Thai wooden houses and an old medicine shop. You also get a close-up view of Thai village life. The ride is a gentle forty kilometers along canal paths, and wide dirt roads passing through paddy fields. Lunch is typical Thai noodles served at a local restaurant and the ride ends with a boat ride down the San Saeb canal before driving back to Bangkok. The trip is fully supported by our air conditioned minibus, fully equipped with a two-way radio and Thule bike rack. Departure days: every Monday and Thursday. Total distance is estimated being about 40 km.
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