A great way to explore any place is to go on foot. This walking tour that I did with a group of friends was around Bangkok’s old quarter. It was mainly based around the Mahakan Fort community. We also visited the Ban Bat community where they still make alms bowls for monks by hand. The easiest way to reach our starting point is to take a Saen Saeb canal boat to Phanfa Bridge pier. It’s also not too far to walk from Khao San Road area. Visit Thailand Photo Map for more information and photos of the places that we visited.
The easiest way to reach the eastern side of Rattanakosin island is by Saen Saeb canal to Phanfa Bridge pic.twitter.com/MvvIiSfSSM
Breakfast at Sutathip restaurant on Soi Damrong Rak. Famous for Hainanese noodles (ขนมจีนไหหลำ Khanom Chin Hailam) pic.twitter.com/eLjXL6t7VE
This is a map of Rattanakosin island which includes the Grand Palace. I'm exploring the eastern side today pic.twitter.com/OoAUWRzWSy
Not many places left that make alms bowls for monks by hand. In the Ban Bat community there are still some workshops pic.twitter.com/LxhwlJkcPa
Shanghai Alley (ตรอกเซี่ยงไฮ้) near Wat Saket. The people here are 3rd generation Chinese known for making coffins pic.twitter.com/cCZteTpxXa
Aerial view of the Makahan Fort community. Most of the houses are hidden by large trees. They will be evicted soon pic.twitter.com/PSEIZUJlDx