Visit 3 of Bangkok's most impressive temples during this half-day tour. See the Grand Palace, the former home of the Kings of Thailand and one of the most impressive sights in the city.
What to Expect
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok for 4 hours of exploring the most stunning temples in Bangkok, including the Grand Palace.
Located in Bangkok’s thriving Chinatown district, the tour starts at Wat Trimitr (also called Wat Traimit), best known as the home of the largest known solid gold Buddha image in the world. Standing at 15 feet tall and weighing in at approximately 5.5 tons, this 700-year old statue has an interesting history.
Driving through Chinatown, arrive at the grounds of Wat Pho. This large and extensive temple neighbors the Grand Palace enclave and contains a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha, some 46 meters long and 15 meters high, with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles. Considered to be one of the world’s most famous temples, Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called Thailand’s first university.
Situated close to the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s River of Kings, the Grand Palace occupies nearly 1 square mile. As the former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, the palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by King Rama I, it was the center of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok's most popular tourist attraction and is still used for the occasional ceremony.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
- Transfer from and to your Bangkok CBD hotel
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees for the temples and the Grand Palace
- All taxes and service fees included
What's Not Included
- Other entrance fees and expenses
- Hotel accommodation in Bangkok CBD
Know Before You Go
• As you will enter religious buildings, you are asked to dress appropriately, covering your legs with trousers or a long skirt and keeping your shoulders covered. Failure to comply with this dress code can result in refused entry to temples
• Shoes that can be easily taken off are recommended as some parts of the temples require shoes to be removed