Banbu Experience (Private Trip)

Explore the ancient artisan neighbourhood, taste delicious local food and experience river of life

About this Activity

Explore Ban Bu, a community of artisans and expert smiths in our private trip. Experience the last in the world stone-polish bronze bowl craft workshop (Khan Long Hin), Thai vintage train, traditional wooden market and beautiful temple with one of the finest mural paintings in Thailand.

Have fun cruising along the Chao Praya river with Thai Thai style long-tail boat and taste local delicious food at one of the most delicious food hubs!

What You Will Experience

● Cruising along the beautiful Chao Phraya river with the signature Thai Thai style long-tail boat
● Stroll along the neighbourhood, explore local charming temple, which has the handscript art on the temple wall that is proclaimed as one of Thailand's finest mural paintings
● Visit the vintage market that was built in 1924 where everything was made from wood.
● Visit the last Ayuthaya ancient stone-polish bronzeware craft workshop or Khan Long Hin and meet the local craftmen
● Visit the last standing traditional pharmacy in the community, which has been running for over 80 years and explore the world of compouding traditional medicine
● Experience Thailand’s vintage train where steam engines from the old days are kept and maintained
● Strolling along the bustling local Wang Lang market, one of the best hub for delicious food!
● Enjoy food & dessert tasting, so delicious!

What Will You Get?

  • Mega culture experience with filled belly!
  • Duration

    9:00am - 14:00pm (5 hrs)

  • Availability

    Monday - Friday, except weekend

  • Price

    2 people = 2,850 Baht/person
    3 people = 2,300 Baht/person
    4 people = 2,150 Baht/person
    5 people = 2,000 Baht/person
    6 people = 1,890 Baht/person
    7 people = 1,800 Baht/person
    8 people = 1,750 Baht/person

  • Price include

    ● Activities as stated in the program
    ● A charming & experienced licensed English-speaking tour guide
    ● Water
    ● Public transportation: private long-tail boat (one way) and public boat (one way)
    ● Entrance fees
    ● A local souvenir handmade by villagers in the community
    ● Travel insurance
    ● VAT 7%
    ● Online booking payment fees 5%

  • Price exclude

    ● Pick up and drop off to your doorstep
    ● Personal expenses
    ● Tips / gratuities for tour guide
    ● Lunch

  • Language


  • Meeting Location

    ● Meeting Point: BTS Saphan Taksin
    You will see our tour guide wearing HiveSters t-shirt, greeting you with big smile. Exact location and tour guide contact details to be released upon booking.
    ● Drop Off Point: BTS Saphan Taksin

  • What to Bring

    Camera, Cap and Sunglasses

  • What to Wear

    Casual clothes (dress modestly as we will visit a temple), comfortable walking shoes

  • Small Note

    ● For large group, please contact us at bookme@hivesters.com
    ● Minimum booking 2 people
    ● Please note all allergies when booking


    There are optional fun activities from the package tour that can be added on for you to enjoy! (Additional costs of activities from the tour package, for booking please contact bookme@hivesters.com.**Kindly book 2-3 days in advance so that we can prepare you all the fun activities!) 


    Rae Rai dessert is a colorful nest-shaped nooldes dessert served with coconut milk and shredded coconut. It is one of the rare Thai desserts mentioned in King Rama II's well-known verse of food and desserts. This ancient dessert is made from rice flour dumpling topped with coconut milk and sugar mixed with sesame. 

    You can learn how to make this hard-to-find dessert with auntie and help preserve this disappering dessert & bring more income to the locals! 


    • Price: 900 Baht/ 1 hour/ class (Maximum 8 people/class) 
    • Booking: send us an email at bookme@hivesters.com


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Ban Bu Community, Bangkok


Neighbourhoods , Central

Background Info:

Famous for its Khan Long Hin or stone-polished bronze bowl production, Ban Bu is a community of artisans and expert smiths. Over the generations, artisans continue to preserve the traditional craftsmanship processes and their legacy.

With its captivating historical atmosphere, Ban Bu is the embodiment of Thailand's traditional neighbourhood. It fulfilled Thai society's fundamental community architectures of temple, market, school, hospital, train station, and pharmacy.

The completeness of of the neighbourhood is why the bonds that people have towards this community is so strong.


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