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  • Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun: Flexi Private Temple Tour

    1. Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun: Flexi Private Temple Tour

     Journey to the old part of Bangkok and discover Wat Phra Kaew which is commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.  Explore the Grand Palace which was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. Nowadays, the Grand Palace is still used for official events. After the Grand Palace, continue to visit Wat Pho, if you've selected this option. On the way, pass Tha Thien Market, a culture food market that sells dried, salted seafood and wholesale products. You will have a chance to commute to Wat Pho by private car, a local Tuk Tuk or you can walk there. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho. It is on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal temples and has been recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World...

    I wish I would have written down the name of our guide. She was excellent. She was early to meet us at our hotel. We went to the two temples first and then on to the Royal Palace. This is an excellent tour. The temples and palace are absolutely gorgeous. These are must see sites to see when you are in Bangkok. We started right at 8:30AM so not too early and were done by early afternoon. We opted to stay in the old town area and grab some lunch before trying unsuccessfully to find some tourist t-shirts. The guide suggested a really cool restaurant near the palace for lunch and even walked us over there and got us situated before leaving. The lunch was probably the best food we had in Bangkok. Hopefully get your guide can figure out who our guide was and keeps her busy because she was great.

  • Flexi Walking Temple Tour: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

    2. Flexi Walking Temple Tour: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

    Start the journey by walking 6 minutes to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Along the way, pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous, historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew which is commonly known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.  Explore the Grand Palace which was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. Nowadays, the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. After the Grand Palace, continue to visit Wat Pho, if you've selected this option. On the way, pass Tha Thien Market, a culture food market that sells dried, salted seafood and wholesale products. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wa...

    I happened to be the only person to book this tour and Sam, the tour guide couldn’t do a better job showing me around. He made everything clear and answered all my questions. He’s very informative and has great knowledge - not to forget to mention his friendliness. Even when both of us were sweating from the heat, Sam made sure that I am alright, kept to the shade when possible, made sure I have water etc. Amazing tour with an amazing tour guide!!

  • From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Ayutthaya Combination Tours

    3. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Ayutthaya Combination Tours

    Day 1: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Train Market (6 Hours) Board your air-conditioned van in downtown Bangkok by 6:30 AM and drive about 45 minutes to Ban Na Kwang train station where you take a local train to the picturesque Maeklong Railway Market. It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and is centered on the Maeklong Railway's track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rails, to be replaced once the train has passed. Continue to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Discover the most famous floating markets in Thailand, take in the sights and sounds of the floating vendors. Don't forget to snap some shots and try some foods when you wander through the colorful boats. Get transferred back to Bangkok around 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM. Day 2: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Retu...

  • Bangkok: Thai Baht Coin Monuments Tour

    4. Bangkok: Thai Baht Coin Monuments Tour

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Bangkok. Travel to Bangkok’s Flower Market to start the day, followed by a visit to Wat Phra Kaew as seen on the 1 Thai Baht coin. Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this sacred site is known for the huge Buddha statue made from jade, as well as panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline. Explore the nearby Royal Grand Palace, which was home to the royal family until the early 1900s. Next, board a riverboat to the next stop, Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn. Nestled beside the river, this temple is featured on the 10 Thai Baht coin. Discover a monument decorated with colorful mosaic designs that make it a popular photo-op. Snap a shot or two before heading to lunch at a local restaurant for lunch, at your own expense. After lunch, travel to Wat Saket, also known as the Temple of the Golden Mount due to its large gleaming c...

  • Bangkok: Night Bike Ride and Dinner at a Local Restaurant

    5. Bangkok: Night Bike Ride and Dinner at a Local Restaurant

    Discover Bangkok at night on a guided small group cycling tour for a maximum of 6 people. Explore alleyways like a local with an experienced guide, see famous landmarks lit up at night, and savor an authentic Thai meal for dinner. Begin your experience at the meeting point on the Thonburi side of Bangkok at 6 PM. Receive your bike, helmet, and light for your safety, as well as fluorescent clothing, if you wish. Take a short ride through winding alleys to a local Thai family's restaurant and enjoy a tasty meal there. After dinner, cycle through a few lesser-known areas to see Bangkok like a local. Stop at Wat Arun and take photos of it shimmering in the night lights, then cross the Chao Phraya River on a local ferry. Once on the other side of the river, ride to Wat Pho, the largest temple in Bangkok famous for its huge reclining Buddha statue. Next, cycle around the Royal Grand Palace ...

  • Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

    6. Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Take a narrated, self-guided audio tour of the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Discover one of the most stunning religious structures along the Chao Phraya River. Enjoy a tour that has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Use your self-guided audio tour to explore the Wat Arun complex at your own pace. Begin at the entrance and follow the route provided on the app. Explore the main cloister which contains more than 100 Buddha images and Buddha's footprint. Explore the beautiful Ordination Hall and enjoy the views from the central spire, decorated with seashells and porcelain. Hear interesting facts and trivia about the site as you explore.

  • Bangkok: Instagram Spots & Half-Day Temples Tour

    7. Bangkok: Instagram Spots & Half-Day Temples Tour

    Enjoy the perfect solution to explore the Thai capital for those with limited time. During this half-day tour from 8:30 AM-1:30 PM, stop at the following decadent temple sites and learn the fascinating stories behind them while taking photos at these must-visit spots. Start off with Wat Pho, otherwise known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, which is one of the largest and most impressive temple sights in Bangkok. Marvel at the 150-foot Buddha statue made entirely of gold leaf before exploring the attractive grounds. An endless sea of mosaic stupas make Wat Pho quite unlike other temples in the capital. Continue with Wat Arun, the number one landmark in Thailand. This religious complex, also called the Temple of Dawn, is known for its dreamy white spires that can be seen for miles around. The best way to reach it is by hopping on a riverboat from Wat Pho, giving you the chance to s...

    A brilliant tour! Tar, our guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and so much fun! A small group of 3, (Jackie was great fun too!), made the tour feel really personal! Tar was great at taking pictures and videos, which we will be laughing at for a long time!! Thank you so much Tar! James and Corinne Young xx

  • Bangkok: 4-Hour Night Bike Tour with Wat Arun & Wat Pho

    8. Bangkok: 4-Hour Night Bike Tour with Wat Arun & Wat Pho

    Get off the beaten track and explore Bangkok on 2 wheels on this 4-hour night bike tour. Departing after sunset, you will ride down quiet back roads and small lanes to visit 2 ancient temples. Discover how beautiful the historic center of Bangkok is at night, when its many temples are spectacularly illuminated, the temperatures are cooler and the places you visit are much quieter. After meeting your guide at the local partner's shop, you will get a quick briefing and bike fitting, with all necessary equipment provided. Wind your way down small lanes, past ancient temples and canals, to experience the heart and soul of Bangkok. You will pass Tammasat University and catch a local ferry across the Chao Phraya River to ride along the quiet back roads that lead to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Enjoy the quiet ambiance of the temple before riding along a riverside track, passing more temples an...

    Was just amazing, Tammy was a great guide, equipment provided was top quality, comfortable bikes and Tammy had our safety in mind. Those who have been on bike tours before may have felt their hands or bottom was sore afterwards, however these bikes have a very comfortable seat, very soft suspension, bikes were incredibly light hybrids and the handle bars had a soft grip; the perfect equipment for the duration we were riding. I really enjoyed the experience seeing the temples and the flower market and we got to try different street foods whilst on the trip provided by the tour guide. You get to experience the temples at night where there were literally no crowds and because it was at night the temperature was much more comfortable. Would highly recommend. The tight narrow streets and some areas required mounting up pavements and balancing around tight twisty corners, so would definitely recommend those with less riding experience to get some practice, overall worthwhile.

  • Bangkok: Historical Temples Tour & Rooftop Bar at Sunset

    9. Bangkok: Historical Temples Tour & Rooftop Bar at Sunset

    The best time to see old Bangkok is in the evening, when the city cools down and there are fewer crowds of tourists wandering around. Your first stop is the Pak Klong Talad Flower Market, the biggest wholesale and retail-fresh flower market in Bangkok. Then, continue to Wat Kalaya which was constructed in1825 by a wealthy Thai-Chinese family. At this place, discover the beautiful seated Buddha enshrined inside the main chapel, which shows the mixed cultures of Thai and foreign influences in architecture and art. Continue your way to Wat Arun, known as the temple of dawn. Walk up to the top to savor the view of the mighty Chao Phraya river and learn the history of these top sightseeing spots of Bangkok. Last but not least, stop at the bar to enjoy a view of Bangkok and Wat Arun from the other side of the river bank against the sunset.

  • Bangkok Hidden Highlights: Full Day Instagram Tour

    10. Bangkok Hidden Highlights: Full Day Instagram Tour

    Diversify your social media channels with something other than the Grand Palace and Khao San Road. This Instagram tour of Bangkok is just the thing for Instagrammers, bloggers, photographers and anyone with a penchant for unusual, colorful locations. Your local tour guide will take you on a full day memorable trip around the city, stopping at some of the most interesting and photo-worthy places in the capital. Wat Arun, better known as The Temple of Dawn, is a 500-year-old site decorated with porcelain, seashells and countless Buddha statues. The dreamy white spires and serene river setting make the perfect spot for snapping gorgeous photos. Erawan Museum isn't your average stuffy museum, this hidden treasure trove is located a 40-minute drive south of Bangkok. As soon as you see the enormous three-headed elephant statue up front, you’ll agree it’s worth the ride. Continue to the Airpl...

    It was a nice experience except for the Airplane Graveyard which is I think not safe for tourist plus the area seems not accomodating that's why we need to leave the place as soon as we got there. Other than that, it was a wonderful day for us in spite of the rain. The tour guides were very friendly and they brought us to a nice Thai Restaurant for us to try their food.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 547 reviews

I wish I would have written down the name of our guide. She was excellent. She was early to meet us at our hotel. We went to the two temples first and then on to the Royal Palace. This is an excellent tour. The temples and palace are absolutely gorgeous. These are must see sites to see when you are in Bangkok. We started right at 8:30AM so not too early and were done by early afternoon. We opted to stay in the old town area and grab some lunch before trying unsuccessfully to find some tourist t-shirts. The guide suggested a really cool restaurant near the palace for lunch and even walked us over there and got us situated before leaving. The lunch was probably the best food we had in Bangkok. Hopefully get your guide can figure out who our guide was and keeps her busy because she was great.

I happened to be the only person to book this tour and Sam, the tour guide couldn’t do a better job showing me around. He made everything clear and answered all my questions. He’s very informative and has great knowledge - not to forget to mention his friendliness. Even when both of us were sweating from the heat, Sam made sure that I am alright, kept to the shade when possible, made sure I have water etc. Amazing tour with an amazing tour guide!!

Our guide Mhom was especially great. She explained very informatively and also funny. Her English was very understandable even for us non-native speakers. I would do the tour again at any time!

Those incredible monuments deserve a guide to give some explanations about their history and the guide was very kind.

Well organized tour, with local guide explaining every single details about the history/meaning of each temple.