A Floral Journey through Thailand

A Floral Journey
through Thailand

The use of flower arrangements and garlands are an essential part in Thailand’s cultural values.
During this half day workshop, guests receive a hands-on introduction by leading
floral artists on the art of making memorable and stunning looking pieces.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Adored by many and adorned throughout the country, be it at homes or temples, the floral art industry in Thailand has gained immense popularity on the use of flowers, leaves and plants to make the most stunning examples in the world. Thailand’s ideal climate and its affection for everything related to the characteristics of its flowers continue to stun admirers from across the globe, eager to know the secrets of its form of art.

With the opening of the Museum of Floral Culture, dedicated to this art form that dates back centuries, guests are now given the opportunity to learn the finer art of garland making, ornamental flower decorations and more than is so interwoven in the country’s cultural values.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Floral Journey through Thailand

09:30 - 13:00
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13:00 - 17:00

You will be picked up by your English speaking guide and driver for a short transfer to the Museum of Floral Culture, situated in one of Bangkok’s older quarters nearby the Chao Phraya River. You are welcomed by the team of floral experts who guide you through their little sanctuary, dedicated to preserving and passing on the art of floral design to fellow enthusiasts.

The museum is housed in a century-old, teak wooden mansion that breathes the colonial air of its original owners. A short introduction of the house before entering the workshop of one of Thailand’s most sought-after floral designers is definitely adding to the experience. During the workshop, visitors will learn about the most commonly-used flowers, their attributes and how these can be best applied into garlands or ornaments. All this is brought with a hands-on lesson in floral decoration and in line with Thai cultural values. Your workshop leader for your 45-minute flower session also will explain the various Thai ceremonies and what piece suits such event best. The tour includes a short tea break with a selection of Asian desserts.

Throughout this half day, you can also admire previously made floral arrangements and other Thai cultural aspects as exhibits throughout the mansion. You will be stimulated to add your own personal touches to your arrangement as one can admire a blend of traditional and contemporary forms of floral art on display. At the end of your session, you will master the basics in designing your own piece and bring these new learned techniques with you home.

The workshop takes approximately 45 minutes and after thanking your teacher for the day, a transfer back to your accommodation in Bangkok, signals the end of your artistic half day out and about.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide and host. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Tea and Asian desserts
  • All material used during the flower workshop (45 minutes)
  • Museum tour (approximately 30 minutes)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on private transfer basis from and to the starting point with an English speaking guide but will join with other customers on the workshop.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request. The flower work shop is only conducted in English.

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