Originally introduced at The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1997 to give guests an insight into Hong Kong’s unique blend of Eastern culture and Western style, the highly popular Peninsula Academy programme has now been expanded to incorporate the group’s nine hotels in Asia and the USA. A Walk into Bangkok’s Past
In “A Walk into Bangkok’s Past” programme, you will travel into the Bangkok of the past along the tranquil riverside where historic neighbourhoods which date back more than two centuries have maintained the diverse cultural heritage of three religions and four beliefs (Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Christianity and Islam). This melding of multi-ethnic cultures and religions formed the basis of the distinctive character of this riverside community that surrounds Wat Kalayanamit (a Buddhist temple) and is known today as Kudee Chin (meaning ‘Chinese shrine’ in Thai). You will also see and learn about the unique architecture of temples from the different religions, ranging from the Santa Cruz Church and Wat Kalayanamit to the Bangluang Mosque.
Duration: Three hours starting at 10:00 am
Price: THB 2,500 per person for a minimum of two people
If you would like to experience more of the traditional Thai lifestyle seen along the Chao Phraya River, you can reserve the five-hour programme, which includes a tour of the residences of Klong Bang Luang and the traditional ways of life of its residents. Klong Bang Luang is filled with the memories of Bangkok’s past. In addition, before returning to the hotel, you can enjoy a Thai Puppet Show that is performed every day except Wednesdays from 2:00 pm at “The House of Artists”.
Duration: Five hours starting at 10:00 am (including a Peninsula lunch box)
Price: THB 4,500 per person for a minimum of two people
In the three-hour programme, you will travel aboard The Peninsula Bangkok’s own boat and also enjoy a walking tour. The five-hour programme features travel on The Peninsula Bangkok boat, a walking tour and a long tail boat ride for the small canal section.
“A Walk into Bangkok’s Past” is part of the Peninsula’s Art of Hospitality programme that aims to educate guests about the hotel’s extensive art collection as well as the local art and culture scenes. The Art of Hospitality, in turn, is part of the innovative Enriching Your Life campaign which was created to enhance guests’ stay at each Peninsula property with memorable experiences. Siam’s Treasure
The Peninsula Bangkok presents a new Peninsula Academy programme that offers you the chance to learn about Thai history at the National Museum and National Art Gallery, which houses the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country. The tour guide will offer participants a glimpse into the history of Thailand from the Sukhothai through to the Rattanakosin periods based on the art pieces and national collections in the museums. In addition, the Archaeological and Art History collection will reflect on past ways of life in Thailand and Southeast Asia. You will also hear fascinating stories behind the antique pieces from your guides, who will share their insight into Thai culture, traditions and beliefs.
Time/Date: The half-day programme starts at 9:30 am from Wednesday to Sunday
Price: THB 4,000 per person for a minimum of two people
Guests on this fully escorted tour enjoy comfortable transportation by hotel van.
“Siam’s Treasure” is part of the Peninsula’s Art of Hospitality programme that aims to educate guests about the hotel’s extensive art collection as well as the local art and culture scenes. The Art of Hospitality, in turn, is part of the innovative Enriching Your Life campaign which was created to enhance guests’ stay at each Peninsula property with memorable experiences.
For more information or reservations, please contact the hotel on (66-2) 861 2888 or e-mail us at email@example.com Terms and Conditions
- All prices include 10% service charge and applicable government tax.
- Reservations must be made at least two working days in advance.