TREASURES OF SIAM
This Yachting Land Adventure option is for our valued in-transit guests with back to back voyages. Arriving guests are requested to contact Intercruises for transfer and private arrangements. Drive from Klongtoey Port by your minivan to your first visit at the Vimarnmek Palace. The palace name literally translates as "Mansion of the Clouds" It is the world's largest teak wood mansion and an outstanding example of 19th century architecture. While admiring the craftsmanship of the carpenters, you will travel back through time to gain a rare insight into the lifestyle of royalty. Continue to Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall to visit the Art of Kingdom Exhibition. On July 21st, 1976 the SUPPORT Foundation of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit was officially established to promote local arts and crafts which would assist in supplementing income for the underprivileged families. On regular regional visits, Her Majesty would meet with villagers to informally chat and listen to their opinions and problems, while inspecting their latest handiworks and meet with new talents, who would later be sent to train in Bangkok. With encouragement, the villagers were excited and willing to cultivate higher skills in handling more intricate designs, from weaving to Yan Lipao Basketry and complicated wooden carvings. After a decade, the SUPPORT Training Centre on the grounds of Chitralada Villa of Dusit Palace celebrated with a grand exhibition followed by a series of exhibitions in later years. Samples of masterpieces are Supannabhetra "Golden Sampan” crafted from gold nielloware to form the ship, and an embroidered "Himavan Forest" screen where only super-fine silk threads are used. Then take Tuk Tuk ride to the Jim Thompson House (2 guests per 1 tuk tuk). Enjoy your Thai set late lunch before your visit to this Thai house. Jim Thompson's House was a home of James HW Thompson, an American entrepreneur who founded the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk. He came to Bangkok after World War II ended and that was when he discovered the wonder of Thai silk. This land adventure not only offers an opportunity to see a splendid design of his traditional Thai house but it also takes you to a journey of his entrepreneurship and life in Thailand until the time of disappearance, and how he escalated Thai silk into a global brand. This SeaDream Land Adventure concludes with your return to port by minivan.
Notes: The order of sites visited may vary. This adventure is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. It is recommended that for religious reasons, ladies have their shoulders covered and do not wear shorts or very short skirts. No sleeveless tops and the sleeve have to be part of the top. Gentlemen should wear trousers and short sleeved shirts. Full length trousers and pants are required. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Bangkok (Klong Toei)
Duration: 4.5 Hours
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