Bangkok Flower Market & Thai Floral Art (Social Impact Private Tour +AR)

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9 reviews   (4.33)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Our tour focuses on making social impact on local communities. We hire skillful floral artisans from nearby communities, where many residents could not afford English language classes. Teaching floral handicraft to foreign guests is their opportunity to learn English and earn income at the same time. On the other hand, we offer a hands-on workshop which you will need to stab many Thai jasmines into a skewer. It is very challenging to “not losing track”, i.e. to align the top flower with the bottom one throughout a skewer.

Here are the highlights of our tour:
1. Walk in the flower market to explore numerous flower selections.
2. Lotus folding workshop with a local seller.
3. Visit Kalayanamitr Temple, a smoothing blend of Thai and Chinese Buddhism.
4. 90 minutes of floral workshop (Garland & Bai Si) with Thai artisans.
5. Visit Baan Kudi Chin Museum, the learning place about Siam–Portuguese lineage.

*. You will receive our new augmented reality (AR) contents after your booking.

What's Included

Augmented Reality (innovative 2022 Contents), playable on your mobile device.

A Thai garland workshop with Thai artisans.

A Thai lotus folding workshop with a local seller.

Admission to Baan Kudi Chin Museum (Museum closed on Monday).

Tickets to Chao Phraya Express Boat and Ferry Boat.

Travel accident insurance

[English or Spanish Guide] A professional licensed guide

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup. Meet us at BTS Saphan Taksin.


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking difficulty.
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

BTS Tourist Information Center - Saphan Taksin BTS
8.30am Let's meet at BTS Saphan Taksin Exit No.2 (toward Sathorn Pier). Welcome to a social impact tour in Bangkok!

• Admission Ticket Free

Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
8.50am Ride the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Yod Piman Pier. Have a short photo stop at Yod Piman River Walk (with a beautiful river scenery). We will go explore Pak Khlong Talad, the original and largest flower market of Bangkok with an extensive of produce selection. Many local florists visit this market in the early morning to buy fresh flowers in bulk to make floral handicraft. On the way, we will visit the Shrine of Somdet Boonma, one of the major founders of Krung Ratanakosin (or Bangkok, Thailand’s current capitol). You will see how Thai people use flower to pay respect to the revered person.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara
9.40am We will ride a ferry to Kalayanamitr Temple and have a short stop to feed fish at the pier in front of Kalayanamitr Temple. Thai people believe that feeding fish is a merit making which helps them to have a fertile and peaceful life. A bottle of Thai herbal drink is provided while waiting for the ferry.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

11.40am Visit the Guanyin Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Thailand since King Taksin’s reign (230 years ago). This Guanyin statue is different from other shrines because mostly the Guanyin in other shrines are in standing position, but here the Guanyin is in sitting position. The Guanyin statue is made of wood carved and coated with gold. Thai people usually pray to the Guanyin to recover from diseases and illness.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santa Cruz Church
11.50am Let’s delve into the history of Portuguese people in Thailand. We will walk to Santa Cruz Church (also known as Kudi Chin) near Kalayanamitr Temple. The church was built when the King Taksin grants a portion of land to Portuguese people in Thailand to build a Roman Catholic church. It was the main Catholic church in Bangkok and served as the seat of the Apostolic Vicariate of Siam until 1821, when Assumption Cathedral was completed. This place would be your nice photo taking spot!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Baan Kudichin Museum
12.00pm (4.30pm) Visit the Baan Kudi Chin Museum, the learning place of local culture about history, religion, and food recipes of the Siam–Portuguese lineage who still lives in the area. You will have a chance to try Kudi Chin snack, whose recipe was invented by Miss Marie Guimar during the reign of the Great King Narai (300 years ago) and exclusively available in Kudi Chin area only. We will also have a fun talk with Thai locals here.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Yodpiman River Walk
12.20pm We will cross a ferry returning to Yodpiman River Walk, Sathorn Pier, and BTS Saphan Taksin, respectively (expected arrival 12.50pm). Alternatively, you may enjoy a lunch at a lovely restaurant in Yodpiman River Walk and return to the BTS Saphan Taksin yourself. Thank for letting us serving you.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


A Photographer's Feast at the Flower Market
MamaZills, 04-07-2022
I enjoyed my tour of the flower market and temples with Lin so much! It was just the two of us, and Lin was so nice to be with. The flower market was jaw-dropping.

Lin arranged for me to learn to make one of the common flower decorations that are often given as offerings at temples. She helped me to understand the the role that people from different countries played in shaping the area, including Thai, Chinese, and Portuguese people. Very interesting!

Lin was great about offering to take photos and videos, which I appreciated, because I am always wanting to take photos. The flower market is a photographer's feast!

I highly recommend this experience and recommend Lin as guide.
A lovely morning with Lin and flowers
955JanetB955, 03-06-2022
I joined Lin for the floral art tour. The flower market neighborhood is amazing for the sheer volume of blooms present and the intricate floral art. I did have an opportunity to string a floral piece and fold lotus petals. I happened to pick a national holiday for my tour day so not everything was open or operating as usual, but Lin improvised and we had a good adventure. I did enjoy wandering the green alleys of the Portuguese descendants’ neighborhood, museum and church. Lin pointed out the Chinese influences in that area of Thonburi including beautiful Wat Kalayanamit. It is a lot of walking which is what I wanted. I also carry a rechargeable personal fan which makes the areas without a breeze more comfortable. This is my fifth trip to Thailand so I was looking for something more local and colorful. Lin definitely delivered that.
Beautiful garland
Artiwidya, 22-06-2022
It’s very refreshing to see the different varieties of flowers and most of them are exotic kind of flowers with bold colors, amazing skills of making flower garland at a very good price. Located at historic old city just off Chao Phraya River, those who doesn’t afraid of exploring the city must include visiting Bangkok flower market when in town.
Interesting tour
3895emmah, 25-08-2022
If your looking to do something different that isn’t the typical commercial sight seeing, this is a good option.
Mine was our tour guide, and she was fantastic.
Plenty of flowers and fruits on adjacent market
regm889, 30-07-2020
Nice flowers for decoration for every occasion, good price too, bit outside Bangkok but good acess, adjacent fruit Market can get fresh fruits.

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