Hidden treasures along the Chao Phraya River

Escape the vibrant Bangkok’s city center to the calming Chao Phraya river to discover hidden treasures of this charming riverside area.
Make the first stop at Talad Noi and explore this historic Chinese community on foot through its wiring alleys repleted with street arts. Talad Noi is known for its unique cafés like the renowned Café Mother Roaster, perfect for a short break with freshly-brewed coffee and bakery after a city tour.
Also famous for its historic buildings, Talad Noi is home to So Heng Tai Mansion, the 19th-century Hokkien-style house which is now turned into a diving school and can accommodate both a house tour and a fun team-building activity, and Hong Sieng Kong, a beautifully restored compound of 6 heritage buildings which is now exhibiting antiques and can simultaneously be a place for casual dining and an event venue.
Only 10 minutes ride from Talad Noi, Bangkok’s largest wholesale flower market, Pak Klong Flower Market is there to freshen up visitors with blooming flowers. Walk through this lovely market to see iconic and meaningful flowers in Thai culture and bustling businesses of preparing and delivering flowers across Bangkok. Learn from local people how to make “Bai Sri” for Thai blessing ceremony with banana leaves and marigolds.
Tucked into a small street near the market, Farm to Table, Hideout, the contemporary-style café, an ideal place for cozy networking activities, serves organic Thai food and desserts made from fresh ingredients that come straight from farms.
Complete the trip to the market at Floral Café at Napasorn. Take some cool photos at this vintage-style café decorated with flowers and taste its beverages and homemade desserts that blend flowers and fruits in the recipes perfectly.
On the other side of the Chao Phraya river lies a fascinating community, Kudi Chin, where Thais, Chinese, Christians, Muslims, and Buddhists have been living together harmoniously regardless of their racial and religious differences for more than 200 years. Take a walk through this community to be amazed by its distinctive architecture mostly influenced by Portuguese settlers. Visit Baan Kudichin Museum to see Siamese – Portuguese artifacts and to plan a unique event at this 3-story heritage house.
Chao Phraya riverside is never short of facilities for meetings and incentive trips. Visit Museum Siam, Thailand’s first “discovery museum” aiming to make learning enjoyable through technology and activities. Take a museum tour, enjoy interactive exhibitions, and join activities to deep dive into Thai history and culture. Museum Siam can host up to 1,000 people outdoors for networking receptions, meetings, etc.
There is no better way to conclude a riverside trip than a sunset dinner by the river. Hold themed parties with shows and live bands of up to 300 guests at the 3-masted sailing ship, Sirimahannop, a replica of a Royal Thai navy ship, which is now serving as a restaurant docked permanently at Asiatique The Riverfront. Sit down and unwind after a long day.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to read more meeting stories and incentive trip ideas in Thailand at “TCEB Thailand Meetings Incentives.”
Photo Credit: