top of page

A Voyage of Discovery and Delight: Reviving the Venice of the East with Poomjai Garden

Once hailed as the Venice of the East, Bangkok's lifeblood flowed through its intricate network of canals, a bustling artery of commerce, culture, and community. Today, these waters continue to tell the tales of the city's soul, especially along the vibrant Bangkok Yai Canal near Wat Paknam, just a stone's throw from the serene Poomjai Garden.

A colorful longtail boat with passengers cruising past traditional stilt houses along the verdant banks of a Bangkok canal, reflecting the enduring charm of Thonburi’s waterways.
Where tradition meets the present – glide through the timeless canals of Bangkok and discover the city's soul from the comfort of a vibrant longtail boat.

The Heart of Our Community: The canals near us are more than just waterways; they're the lifeblood of our community, where generations of aunties have sold food and souvenirs, sustaining traditions decades old. These resilient women embody the spirit of Thonburi, their boats a symbol of a cherished lifestyle that thrives on the waters of the Bangkok Yai Canal and Wat Paknam area.

Tourists engaging with a cheerful local vendor on a traditional wooden boat, selling handmade crafts and wares on the lively Thonburi canals, reflecting Bangkok's dynamic waterway culture.
Journey along the vibrant Thonburi canals where every turn brings a new smile, a colorful story, and the genuine warmth of Bangkok's floating markets. #CanalLife #BangkokMarket #CulturalAdventure

Creating Shared Values: At Poomjai Garden, our mission goes beyond mere tourism; it's about fostering Created Shared Values among our local communities. Nestled in the heart of Thonburi, we celebrate the rich heritage of our neighborhood, spotlighting the invaluable role our locals play in preserving this unique way of life. It's a testament to our commitment to blending client needs with the authentic charm of our surroundings.

A festive boat adorned with colorful balloons and local vendors offering treats approaches tourists on a bright, multi-colored longtail boat, capturing a spontaneous moment of cultural exchange on Bangkok's lively canals.
Surprise and delight on the Bangkok canals! A local boat brimming with balloons and treats brings unexpected joy to our guests' day.

An Unforgettable Surprise: Imagine the delight as our guests, cruising along the canal, found themselves amidst a flotilla of boats, each one manned by our neighborly aunties. Balloons, local treats, and the rich aromas of traditional Thai snacks and curry filled the air, creating a spontaneous celebration of local culture and hospitality—a truly authentic encounter.

Joy Unbound: The smiles, the laughter, and the sheer surprise—our guests were over the moon, touched by a warmth that only the Land of Smiles could offer. This experience wasn't just a moment of joy but a bridge connecting hearts, transcending the usual tourist experience to something profoundly memorable.

A traditional vendor in a small boat sells colorful garlands to tourists on a colorful longtail boat against a backdrop of rustic riverside homes on a bustling Bangkok canal.
Encounters on the canal: a vivid moment where Bangkok's traditional waterways come alive with exchanges of smiles, flavors, and culture.

Empowering Our Community: This initiative is our way of empowering the people of Thonburi, showcasing the value of their daily lives, and instilling pride in our collective heritage. At Poomjai Garden, we understand the essence of sustainable tourism—it's about mutual respect, appreciation, and the celebration of local culture.

Join Us on This Journey: Are you ready to experience the authentic heart of Bangkok through its historic canals? To immerse yourself in a community rich with tradition and bursting with the joy of living? Poomjai Garden invites you to be part of this ongoing story of cultural preservation and shared joy. Contact us to plan your visit, and let’s create new memories together on the Thonburi canals.

Experience the charm of Thonburi with us—where every journey tells a story.

135 views0 comments


bottom of page