For a step back in time to the simpler ways of life, head out of Bangkok and do a tour the floating market, where women and men in straw hats guide boats filled with fresh fruits, handicrafts and the odd cooking station through the canal. After being picked up early from your hotel, you get to experience the final part of your journey on a long tail boat, whizzing through the canals and catching sight of the temples and houses that line the water’s edge. The bustling market is picturesque, and you spend an hour or so wandering around, soaking up the atmosphere and taking plenty of pictures. If you want to get in on the action, you can even take a boat ride along the canals for a small extra cost. On your way back to Bangkok you make a stop at the Royal Thai Handicraft Center where you can watch artisans create teakwood carvings.