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  • Bangkok Evening Discovery: Temples and Hidden Canals Tour

    1. Bangkok Evening Discovery: Temples and Hidden Canals Tour

    Start your beautiful journey with a long-tail boat ride, also called a "James Bond boat" and discover the way of life in Bangkok.  Cruise pass the Royal Heritage and Royal Barge, which has been used for royal processions for a long time. Continues with a visit to Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, featuring a stunning tower with an intricate design overlooking the Chaopraya river. The next stop is the most well-known flower market in Thailand, where you can marvel at all the pretty colors. Discover how the flowers are arranged in a typical Thai style and stroll around the market to shop, enjoy a snack, or end your day dining in a fine restaurant along the market.  The tour will finish between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM and you can enjoy the old city at your own leisure.

  • Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

    2. Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

    Start your tour with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand, now used for official events. Pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, considered the earliest center for medical public education, recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Learn about the history of the temple from your guide.  Rest and try Bangkok's local street food in Tha Tien. Sample Thai street food for a taste of Thai cooking traditions. Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks known for its giant tower, standing 70 meters...

    The itinerary was good and our guide was good. We enjoyed the lunch and then the long tail boat ride through some canals.

  • 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...

  • Full-Day Private Customized Tour with Local Transportation

    4. Full-Day Private Customized Tour with Local Transportation

    Begin your 8-hour customized private journey of Bangkok by meeting your guide at the hotel lobby. Benefit from an itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests. Your licensed tour guide will give you a personalized experience in this amazing Bangkok city. Get to know the local way of life a little better by making use of various public transportation systems to get from place to place. There will be Skytrain, underground metro, bus, taxi, Tuk Tuk and canal boat for you to choose from. Enjoy full flexibility and decide whether you want to visit major sightseeing attractions, eat good street food, explore the flower market, take a little canal boat tour, or simply bargain better at the shopping malls like MBK Center or Platinum. Explore Rattanakosin Island to see the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho or Wat Arun. Check out the famous Khao San Road or Cha...

    I had some ideas as to what I wanted to see for the tour, but expected the guide to be more helpful in offering some ideas based upon her knowledge and experience.

  • 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: 2-Hour Wat Arun, Royal Barge & Longtail Boat Tour

    6. Bangkok: 2-Hour Wat Arun, Royal Barge & Longtail Boat Tour

    Enjoy a 2-hour tail boat journey in Bangkok. Meet your guide at Tha Maharaj Shopping mall and visit the old city of Thonburi, an independent province until it was merged with Bangkok in 1971. Many of the traditional small waterways and klongs still exist there. Experience the local way of living, rarely seen from the other side of town. Make your last stop at Wat Arun, known as The Temple of Dawn due to the beautiful reflections of the sun in the glazed ceramic tiles. Marvel at the beauty of one of the most important temples of Thailand's history. See the central prang, a stupa-like pagoda decorated with colorful glazed porcelain tiles and seashells, giant statues, the Ordination Hall, the Bell Tower, and many Buddha statues that have been there for hundreds of years. At the end of the journey, transfer back to Maharaj pier and continue your evening in Bangkok.

    There was a bit of a mix up at the meeting point as we missed the guide who wasn't displaying any obvious sign, however once we sorted it out everything was good. Guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful. Wat Arun was magnificent!

  • Bangkok: Historical Temples Tour & Rooftop Bar at Sunset

    7. 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: E-Scooter Night Tour with Local Street Food

    8. Bangkok: E-Scooter Night Tour with Local Street Food

    The tour starts the convenient meeting point where you'll be given a short training session on how to ride the electric scooter. After the instructions, you’ll have a test run to get comfortable on the e-scooter then start the tour. First, you’ll get a brief history of Bangkok as you ride to the first stop. Now that you’re confident on the scooter you’ll tour through a few lesser-known areas to see Bangkok like a local, including a beautiful temple. Next up stop at Wat Arun and take photos of it shimmering in the night light, 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, see the royal Grand Palace at night. Although it is closed at this time, it's still a magnificent sight to behold.   The next stop will be for a street food dinner where you'll ...

    Great team that ensured we were all safe. Had a fabulous time visiting Bangkok during the night. Friendly staff who took care of our 10 years old daughter to make sure she had Fun.

  • Bangkok Hidden Highlights: Full Day Instagram Tour

    9. 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.

  • Bangkok at Sunset 5-Hour Bike Tour

    10. Bangkok at Sunset 5-Hour Bike Tour

    Discover Bangkok after dark on a 5-hour evening bike ride of the city’s Thonburi district. Meet your guide at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel at 17:30. Then, pedal off to experience the “City of Angels” at night. Cross the Chao Phraya River (“River of Kings”) to Thonburi, one of Bangkok’s oldest settled areas. Walk through Klongsan Market, where young Thai’s shop for inexpensive fashion. Cycle to a Chinese pagoda on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Admire its delicate, etched windows of birds and other animals. Continue through a quiet neighborhood to a food market. Explore its many stalls, learning about typical ingredients and dishes, and how they are prepared. Enjoy a starter snack before you cycle along the riverside to Wat Arun (“Temple of Dawn”). Enjoy its magical illuminations against the night sky. Next, stop for dinner at a typical Thai restaurant. Climb back on your bike ...

    The Guide (Ahm?!, sorry) was in time, the bikes wehre in good condition and fitted to our body size! Very importang if you go for a 5h ride! We definitely saw Bangkok from a total different perspective and it was also a little thrilling, We never thought to use a bike in Bangkok before. Anyhow thanks to the caretaking and responsible acting of the guide we have had always the feeling of bering save! Further more you get to see all the nice places without so many tourists (although you might not enter all temples as the close esrlyer). The streetfood was great and authentic. If you don‘t like this kind of food, tell the guide!

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What people are saying about Wat Arun

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 149 reviews

Our tour guide, Mhom, was very knowledgeable and also had and excellent sense of humour we enjoyed. The Palace and temples we visited were not crowded due to COVID-19 and lack of Chinese tourists so we were able to take lots of photos of the amazing sites. The Thai food lunch was delicious. The longtail boat ride took us past the tallest Buddha which is under construction. Sadly construction is being delayed due to no exports coming from China currently. Mhoma assisted with directions for our return to our hotel and even accompanied us there, which was a welcome surprise. All in all- 5/5 and highly recommend to other travellers.

The Guide was super kind, we were the only ones who booked this tour on that day so it was very private. At the end she took us up to a hidden roof top bar, which we‘d never have explored without her because it‘s so in between local hotspots. The rooftop was an absolutely secret tip with an amazing view and it was just perfect to fullfill our trip. We would highly recomend!

We had a super nice and friendly guide who cared about all our needs and has perfectly mastered a difficult skill of conversation. Great places to see, great memories to keep.

The itinerary was good and our guide was good. We enjoyed the lunch and then the long tail boat ride through some canals.

Was the best experience in Bangkok, the guides were friendly and funny! They give us great insiders!