THAILAND – Nakhon Pathom – Encounter and Gastronomic Lunch Experience Along the River

A gastronomic escape into the countryside encircling Bangkok to discover a hidden restaurant nestled along a river, including an encounter with the chef, a native of the area. A epicurean experience indulging in Thai flavors and culture.



Art & Culture, Classic, Family, Gastronomy, Honeymoon, Sustainable

Country - City

Thailand - Nakhon Pathom

Market segment

Groups, Thematic Leisure

Price Level


Max pax

30 pax


All year Round

Arrival city


Departure city



An experience fit for foodies in Nakhon Pathom province where a homely restaurant, nestled along the a river, awaits. The host, native of the area, welcomes guests for a true gastronomic experience with a creative 3-course lunch to discover and appreciate Thai flavors far beyond the classic mainstream set menus served in tourist areas. The meal, set in a peaceful garden, allows the opportunity to share a special moment of connection with the unique personality of the local chef.

Can be combined with

Thematic Leisure

Selling points

  • An unexpected gastronomic adventure in a pleasant home hidden in the countryside
  • A creative range of dishes based on traditional Thai flavors and ingredients: ideal to discover Thai gastronomy
  • A combination of culture, gastronomy and an encounter with a passionate character
  • Peaceful setting and nice scenery at a homely place nestled in tropical garden overlooking the river
  • Perfect for a relaxing stop on the way from/to Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Ayuthaya

Time And Transportation

From To Km Duration Road condition
Sukhumvit Area Don Wai
(Nakhon Patom Province)
40 40 minutes – 1 hour Car – Often Traffic Jam
Silom/Sathorn Area Don Wai
(Nakhon Pathom Province)
35 35 minutes – 1 hour Car – Often Traffic Jam
Riverside Area Don Wai
(Nakhon Pathom Province)
30  40 minutes Car Often Traffic Jam
BTS Siam
(Sukhumvit area)
BTS Bang Wa 15 – 25 50 minutes BTS (Sky Train)
BTS Saphan Taksin
BTS Bang Wa 10 20 minutes BTS (Sky Train)
BTS Bang Wa Don Wai 30 35 minutes – 50 minutes Car – Often Traffic Jam
Don Wai Kanchanaburi 140 1h 50min – 2 hours Car – Often Traffic Jam
Don Wai Sai Yoke 195 2h 50min – 3h 10min Car
Don Wai Ayuthaya 105 1h15 – 1h30 Car


  • Lunch experience – approximate – 2 hours to 2 hours 30 – From 12:30 to 14:30 – 15:00  (recommended timing – will depend of guests interests)

Min pax


Max pax


How to sell it

  • Better in FIT and small group to allow more availability of the guests. But still possible until 30 pax.
  • After Klong Maha Sawat, Guides now might sometimes bring the clients here in Aoywann instead of the regular local restaurant on Don Wai Market. They certainaly deal with P Aoy (the chef) to have a menu matching the cash advance. It’s ok. → But sales must keep in mind that the purpose of this activity is to show a upper gastronomic experience with a more elaborate menu and experience and to differentiate as Maha Sawat experience is sold by everybody.
  • As a perfect stop on the way from/to Bangkok, Ayuthaya, Kanchanaburi, or even Amphawa to offer a reall upper local lunch experience compared to the usual local lunch offered in regular local restaurant.
  • An encounter with the host: a unique joyful and passionate personality, chef and former guide in Austria.
  • Use this experience to replace the local lunch usually proposed on Don Wai market during the Maha Sawat Tour.
  • A inventive and artistic cuisine to decline the basic of thai food with unique knowhow: a real gastronomic experience
  • A relaxing escape in the countryside next door to Bangkok.
  • Finally a possibility to be back in Bangkok around 16:00 (depending the traffic Jam) with still some time left to enjoy hotel facilities or continue to Ayuthaya to arrive in end of afternoon in Ayuthaya, Amphawa or Kanchanaburi

Why this activity

  • Offering a different and gastronomic local lunch experience combined with a local encounter
  • Combine culture, peaceful countryside experience with a real encounter

Good to combine with

Do not combine with

  • Another Cooking Class
  • Green Escape along the canal: could be similar experience and maybe too much eating experience in one day and not combinable regarding timing
  • Any Full day tour in Bangkok

Market suggestion














Competitor comparison

  • Proposed already to Khiri but we have a good relation with Khun Aoy always open to listen to our customization needs.


  • A central geographic location ideal to use as a stop on the way: Amphawa, Kanchanaburi, Ayuthaya, Bangkok
  • A real unexpected gastromomic experience.
  • Easy to book
  • The nice personnalitiy of Khun Aoy always ready to sit and talk and share with guests
  • A possibility to be back in mid afternoon in Bangkok: so opportunities for the guests to enjoy hotel facilities or do something by their own in the evening.
  • The experience of Khun Aoy who use to live in Austria, be a guide abroad and have knowledge of westerners needs and expectation.
  • The partner of Khun Aoy, Khun Tien (Vietnamese lady) who is married with a french person and have experience
  • The personality of Khun Aoy: a real encounter and always caring to satisfy his guests.
  • An escape from the bustle of the city


  • Located in Nakhon Pathom: 45-1h of Bangkok. The drive back to Bangkok might face some traffic jam sometimes
  • An outside activity: could be hot in the garden.
  • The veranda with air-con is nice but people could be disappointed as it s not the same atmosphere that on the terrace.
  • Ensure if Khun Aoy is available. She is most of the time here but it is better to ensure she is available.
  • Could be considered expensive but really worth the experience.


Recommended program timing: (will be adjusted depending guest interest and timing of departure from Bangkok)

  • Recommended arrival 12:30: Arrive at Ayowann Restaurant and meet your host
  • 12:30 – 13:00: welcome with homemade tea and snack
  • 13:00 – 14:30 – 15:00 : Lunch on the terrace or in the Air Con Veranda.
  • 15:00: Departure for next destination



  • Any food restriction of food allergy should be mentioned upon booking

Important information

  • Khun Aoy the host and chef hosting the guests is also in charge of the restaurant. In case of crowdy affluence, she might be required to help her team but she will join the clients
    for the most part of the dinner to explain about the dishes and the ingredients
     and talk.
    But production also recommend her to let the guests enjoy their privacy if they need.

Price range

2400 (4 pax basis) - 5-12 (2100 pax basis)

Quotation guideline

Provide by Aoywaan Restaurant – Please refer to contract



  • A welcome housemade drink.
  • A surprise do it yourself appetizer
  • 3 courses: will vary depending chef inspiration: Soup / Thai appetizer / Salad / curry or grilled specialty
  • Steamed rice
  • 1 Thai beer OR 1 signature mocktail per client. Signature Mocktail are available to order up to 12 pax max. 
  • Pitchers of herb-infused water



  • Transportation
  • Guide fees
  • Wine and other alcohol not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Tip

Possible Extra

  • Use this experience as a replacement to the regular local lunch on Don Wai Market after Klong Maha Sawat and Don Wai, local farmers’ life

Important notes

  • For guests agree to support long public transportation BTS ride, possible to use it until Bang Wa. Meeting point for private vehicle can be made here to Don Wai. (it s a way to avoid traffic jam). BUT WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND DOING PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION WITH PICK UP AT HOTEL (the only risk is some potential traffic jam: depending hotel location: departure time shall be adjusted accordingly)
  • In case of english speaking guests, sales must consider if they really need a guide to go along. As khun Aoy is english speaking. We can make the economy of a guide in case of cheap budget
  • Khun Aoy is also German speaking as she used to guide thai tourist is Austria
  • Associate of Khun Aoy, is a vietnamese lady Tien, they are best friend and Tien is usually taking care of contracting from abroad: she is always travelling but when she is in Thailand she might participate to the encounter with the guest and tells the story of the restaurant
  • Activity must be booked in advance: 14 days for Activity 2 (Sunset Dinner Cruise for VIP clients) prior to service date.
  • Important: In case of combination with Maha Sawat Tour: as the guests will conclude the Maha Sawat and Don Wai tour at Aoywaan no need to give cash advance for guide for the lunch in local restaurant. This Encounter and gastronomic lunch experience will be pay by Bank Transfer to Aoywann by reservation. Please ensure with Reservation that payment is well done.

Special Guide notes

  • Guide can stay along and help to translate in case of third language needed but Khun Aoy is speaking very good english and german as well.

Different Choicess


Aoywaan Riverside Thai Cuisine

  • 1/3 Moo 13 Rai Khing, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom 73210 THAILAND
    Phone: +66 (0)94 539 9949
  • Contact person: Khun Aoy –
  • Payment by bank transfer.


Encounter and gastronomic lunch experience along the river

Away from the bustle of Bangkok in a peaceful tropical garden on the riverbank, you will have the chance to enjoy a unique gastronomic experience. What’s more, you will have a nice encounter with a unique character. Your chef and her friendly team, will welcome you to her universe of local flavors, flowers and fruit, and prepare for you a delicious meal worthy of the greatest chefs. Telling stories and anecdotes about her life, her passion for food and yoga, your host will introduce you to a real journey through Thai tastes, but also local culture. She will be more than happy to listen to stories of your homeland and learn about your customs too. You are sure to have some unique conversations between the laughs, emotional highs and, of course, dishes that only she knows how to prepare.

Duration of activity: approximately 1 hour 30 to 2 hours – recommended from 12:00 to 14:00 – (excluding transfers)
Meal included: Gastronomic 3 course Lunch – 1 drink

Any food allergy of dietary restrictions must be mentioned upon booking
All year round


Rencontre et déjeuner gastronomique au bord de la rivière

Loin du bruit et de l’agitation de Bangkok, dans un paisible jardin tropical au bord de la rivière, vous aurez la chance de vivre une expérience gastronomique exceptionnelle, agrémentée d’une rencontre avec une personnalité unique. Votre cheffe et son équipe sympathique vous accueilleront dans son univers de saveurs, de fleurs et de fruits, en vous préparant un délicieux repas, digne des plus grands chefs. Tout en vous racontant des histoires et des anecdotes à propos de sa vie et en partageant sa passion pour la gastronomie et le yoga, votre hôte vous entraînera dans un véritable voyage gustatif, à la découverte de la culture thaïlandaise.
Elle se fera un plaisir d’écouter des histoires sur votre propre pays ainsi que d’en apprendre davantage sur vos coutumes. Vous êtes assurés de profiter de conversations uniques ponctuées de rires, de grands moments d’émotion et, bien sûr, de plats qu’elle seule sait préparer.

Durée de l’activité : environ 2h00 to 2 h30, de 12 h 30 à 15 h – (horaire recommandé)
Repas inclus : déjeuner gastronomique traditionnel complet (entrée, plat et dessert)

Notes :
Merci de nous prévenir en cas d’allergies ou de restrictions alimentaires.


Encuentro y experiencia gastronómica con almuerzo junto al río

Lejos del ruido y el bullicio de Bangkok, en un tranquilo jardín tropical situado en la ribera del río, tendrá la oportunidad de disfrutar de una experiencia gastronómica muy singular. Además, tendrá un bonito encuentro con un personaje único. Su chef y su amable equipo, le darán la bienvenida a su universo de sabores, flores y fruta, y le prepararán una comida deliciosa, digna de los mejores chefs. Su anfitrión, mientras relata historias y anécdotas de su vida, su pasión por la comida y el yoga, le iniciará en un verdadero viaje por los sabores, pero también por la cultura tailandesa.
La chef también estará encantada de escucharle contar historias de su país y de sus costumbres. Seguro que entablará conversaciones únicas entre risas, sentirá mucha emoción y, sobre todo, podrá probar platos que solo ella sabe preparar.

Duración de la actividad: aproximadamente 2 horas y 30 minutos, de 12:30 a 15:00 h
Comidas incluidas: almuerzo gourmet tradicional formado por 3 platos

Avísenos si tiene alergias o alguna restricción alimenticia.


Incontro speciale ed esperienza gastronomica lungo il fiume

Lontani dal frastuono e dal trambusto di Bangkok, immersi nel verde di un tranquillo giardino tropicale sulla riva del fiume, vi attenderà un’esperienza gastronomica unica ed un incontro con una persona speciale. La vostra chef e il suo simpatico team vi accoglieranno nel loro universo di sapori, fiori e frutta e vi prepareranno un pasto delizioso, degno dei più grandi chef. Raccontandovi storie ed aneddoti della sua vita, della sua passione per il cibo e per lo yoga, il vostro ospite vi accompagnerà in un vero e proprio viaggio nei sapori, ma anche nella cultura thailandese
e sarà più che felice di ascoltare le storie del vostro paese e di conoscere le vostre abitudini. Vivrete momenti unici tra risate, vivaci scambi di informazioni, attimi di emozione, il tutto accompagnato dai deliziosi piatti che solo lei sa preparare.

Durata dell’attività: circa 2h 30min, dalle 12:30 alle 15:00
Pasti inclusi: pranzo gourmet tradizionale di 3 portate

Vi preghiamo di informarci in caso di allergie o restrizioni dietetiche.


Begegnung und Gourmet-Lunch am Fluss

Fernab vom Lärm und vom hektischen Treiben Bangkoks genießen Sie in einem friedlichen tropischen Garten am Flussufer ein einzigartiges kulinarisches Erlebnis. Und machen eine einzigartige Begegnung. Ihre Köchin und ihr freundliches Team heißen Sie in ihrer Welt der Aromen, Blumen und Früchte willkommen und bereiten Ihnen eine köstliche Mahlzeit zu, die einem Sternerestaurant würdig ist. Ihr Gastgeber erzählt Geschichten und Anekdoten aus ihrem Leben, von ihrer Leidenschaft für Essen und Yoga, und nimmt Sie mit auf eine wahrhafte kulinarische Reise durch die thailändische Küche und Kultur.
Außerdem möchte sie Geschichten aus Ihrem Heimatland hören und auch etwas über Ihre Gewohnheiten und Bräuche erfahren. Freuen Sie sich auf bereichernde Gespräche, lustige Momente, emotionale Höhepunkte und natürlich exquisite Gerichte, die nur Aoy zubereiten kann.

Dauer der Aktivität: circa 2 Stunden und 30 Minuten von 12.30 bis 15 Uhr
Inbegriffene Mahlzeit: traditioneller 3-Gänge-Gourmet-Lunch

Bitte informieren Sie uns, falls Sie an Allergien leiden oder besondere Diätvorschriften einhalten müssen.