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Whatever your reason for visiting, we want to be sure you experience the very best of Bangkok, and having been on the banks of the Chao Phrya for over 145 years, we know our city better than most. From traditional 'Tak Bart' ceremonies held in the hotel's garden, to full day back street biking trips that will show you far more of Bangkok than many residents have ever seen, we are here to introduce you to experiences that are adventurous, attuned to local culture and that will leave you with many new insights into life in Amazing Thailand.

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Resilient Canal Communities

Bangkok was once called the ‘Venice of the East’ because of the hundreds of charming canals connected to the River of Kings, so it is no surprise that the city’s oldest communities can still be found along these waterways. Aboard an iconic longtail boat, this half-day trip explores the vibrant artisan communities of Ban Bu, first known for creating intricate handmade bronze bowls; and Koh Sarn Chao, a 500-year-old community, surrounded by canals on all sides, where you’ll find tree-studded pathways, a legendary shrine, and a hidden temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period.

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Thai Boxing Class and Muay Thai Massage

Muay Thai (Thai boxing) offers an invigorating and exciting fitness option, with private classes at the hotel taught by a former champion. Afterwards, guests can release their muscle tension in the award-winning Oriental Spa with a special 90-minute Muay Thai Massage.

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Alms Giving - Tak Bart

Experience authentic Thai culture and tradition by participating in a morning almsgiving ceremony by the Chao Phraya River. Offer food and flowers to local Buddhist monks, making merit and receiving a blessing in the process. Enjoy a true sense of place and a rejuvenated spirit.

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Thai Cooking Class and Market Visit

To delve deeper into Thailand’s food culture, guests can participate in a Thai Cooking Class at The Oriental Thai Cooking School, the country’s first Thai cooking school. Classes begin with a visit to a fresh market, followed by a Thai herbs orientation. Guests will learn how to prepare authentic Thai cuisine while receiving insightful tips from our Thai master chef, before sampling their home made delicacies over lunch.

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Historical Bangkok by Bike

A full-day bicycle journey that begins on Charoenkrung Road, Thailand’s first road, taking you through the winding lanes of Chinatown where you will discover traditional foods and historic architecture. The journey continues via Bangkok's original flower market, past landmarks such as Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and the world-famous Temple of Dawn and will give guests a glimpse into the historic riverside communities.

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An Evening for the Senses

Bangkok is a restless city with overwhelming sensory stimulants. Cut through the distortion and enjoy a carefully designed evening showcasing the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures that make Bangkok the world’s most visited city. This gastromonic evening begins with a leisurely stroll through the winding back alleys of Bangkok’s riverside area before heading to Chinatown’s most famous strip, known as Yaowarat where, if you’re up for it, we’ll sample several delicacies before hopping in 'tuk tuks' to explore Bangkok's old town, including Suthat Temple and Bangkok’s flower market.

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