For only 25$
Nestled next to the Chao Praya or “River of Kings”, Bangrak is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the Big Mango. “Bang” in Thai means Village and “Rak” means Love - as such, you may hear Bangrak referred to as the “Village of Love”. There are other theories on how this area got its name. It is also said that the name came from the Thai word, 'raksa' or 'to care for.' This is because of the large number of hospitals in the area. One of several interesting aspects of Bangrak's history is that it boasts the official first road ever constructed in Bangkok, Charoen Krung or 'new road' in English. As Bangkok grew quickly as a trading port with traders from Portugal, Holland, Britain, India and China, most of the city’s foreign communities settled in this neighborhood creating a cultural melting pot for Thais, Chinese, Mon, Lao, Indians, Europeans and Americans. This tour, will take you on a journey through Bangrak, experiencing Thai life, learning about the neighbhorhood and tasting regional, long-revered staples of the Thai cuisine, some influenced by this multi-cultural community.