Discover the real Bangkok with Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort’s Streetwise Guru. This exclusive experience takes you beyond tourist highlights to uncover lesser-known attractions and the hidden life of the city’s backstreets.
Your knowledgeable local guide will lead you on a journey through the maze of alleys and zooming aboard local transport including tuk-tuks, boats and the BTS Skytrain. Sample the capital’s best back-street cuisine and get a picture of local life in vibrant markets . Admire local craftsmanship and learn the stories of authentic Bangkok, the city as it's lived and loved by its own residents.
Waiyawit (Diamond) Thongserm is our Anantara Riverside Streetwise Guru. Offering a unique opportunity to combine culture and culinary adventure, Diamond leads guests on a journey brimming with insider knowledge of this fast-paced capital.
Take a short stroll with Diamond to small streets (or sois, in Thai) teeming with food stalls for tasty barbecue pork or duck noodles.
Visit one of Bangkok’s oldest communities, Talad Bangrak, by a short boat ride. Wander to discover a neighbourhood where a multitude of dry herbs and spices can be found, along with amazing local restaurants over 100 years old.
Diamond can also bring you to a textile market to haggle over high quality materials and lead you to the best local tailors.
Travel to Baan Bat village to watch skilled craftsmen hammer out brass alms bowls for Buddhist monks, a craft practiced since the late 18th century. Diamond will reveal the secrets of Bangkok in a tailored journey for up to six persons.