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Full-Day Private Customized Tour with Local Transportation

1. 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 Chatuchak Weekend Market. Be hassle-free and let the guide arrange things for you to enjoy the fascinating city at its best.

From Bangkok: Private Tour to Ayutthaya & Summer Palace

2. From Bangkok: Private Tour to Ayutthaya & Summer Palace

Explore Ayutthaya, the old capital city of the kingdom of Siam on a private guided day trip from Bangkok. Discover the major highlights of the historical city and stop off at the King's Summer Palace - an iconic landmark on the route home. Start your trip with pickup from your hotel in Bangkok. Board an air-conditioned private vehicle and head straight to Ayuthaya, the former Thai capital for over 400 years. Set off to observe the glory of the ancient capital on a guided walking tour of the temple and palace ruins. First, visit Wat Phu Khao Thong, or the “Monastery of the Golden Mount” located just outside Ayuthaya. Then, proceed to the ancient palace and Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace. Capture incredible photographs of the 3 chedis (or stupas) before heading over to Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit where you can witness one of the largest bronze Buddha statues in Thailand. Following this, sit down to enjoy a delicious lunch served at a local restaurant. After this relaxing break, continue your tour to Wat Lokayasutharam, home to an impressive reclining Buddha statue. Also, step into the famous Wat Mahatat where you can marvel at the remarkable Buddha image situated right in the middle of a bodhi tree. Finally, visit the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace located between Bangkok and Ayutthaya and built during the Ayuthaya era. Learn about how it was the favorite summer palace of King Rama V and showcases an eclectic collection of buildings that blend European, Khmer, Thai, and Chinese architectural styles. At the end of the afternoon, get transferred back to your hotel in Bangkok where your memorable tour concludes.

Old Bangkok Temples and Markets by Tuk Tuk

3. Old Bangkok Temples and Markets by Tuk Tuk

Climb aboard a tuk-tuk for a rambling adventure through Bangkok. These little vehicles are similar to rickshaws and are the best way to discover Bangkok’s buzzing backstreets. Your driver guide will show you all the famous and not so famous sights of the city. Marvel at the Phra Sumeru Fortress, visit the quirky Amulet Market and take-in the stunning Wat Phra Chetuphon Temple, the center of Buddhism in Thailand. Your guide will give you a tour of this ancient temple complex. Your next destination will be Wat Saket, another temple that lies at the foot of the Golden Mount. Your local guide will take you up the 318 steps (sorry, your tuk-tuk can’t help you here) to the top for a 360-degree view of the surrounding Rattanakosin Island, a view which makes the climb totally worth it. You’ll hop back into your tuk-tuk and head towards Pak Klong Talad, the flower market. This is the biggest flower market in Thailand and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many different types of flowers are shipped here and the market acts as a distribution center, transferring flowers to other cities throughout the country. Your guide will introduce you to a local market vendor who'll show you how to fold the petals of lotus flowers just as Thai people often do when they use them in worship. You'll have a chance to try preparing the flowers for yourself and we'll take them to our next stop to learn how local people use them at the temple. Just around the corner is the small community of Ban Baat who have been making alms bowls for monks by hand since the late 1700s. In Thai Buddhism, monks traditionally walk through the local community at dawn to collect donations of food so an alms bowl is an essential accessory. Learn how a handful of families in the locality are preserving the traditional methods that you'll discover as you walk through this hidden village. Meet one family who will give you the chance to try your hand at whichever stage of bowl-making they happen to be at on the day, it could be hammering in the pattern or polishing the finished surface. Onward you’ll go to Wat Po, the temple that houses the most beautiful reclining Buddha image in the country, which is also the birthplace of Thai massage and medicines. Your local guide will take you on a tour of the area and tell you stories about one of the most fascinating parts of Bangkok. This temple is one of the places that should not be missed when you visit Bangkok. From here you can either continue to explore on your own, or your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of your accommodation. No doubt they’ll recommend you take a tuk-tuk back, just to top off this tuk-tuk experience perfectly.

Bangkok: Instagram Spots & Half-Day Temples Tour

4. 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 soak up the scenery as you travel between the two. Finally, visit Wat Saket or the Golden Mountain, one of the most important religious pilgrimage sights in Thailand. This hillside temple features a gleaming gold chedi that is thought to contain a relic from the Buddha himself. It can be traced back to the Ayutthaya period, meaning it could be up to 800 years old.

Bangkok: Thai Baht Coin Monuments Tour

5. 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 chedi which can be seen from miles away. This temple is illustrated on the 2 Thai Baht coin and offers spectacular views of the city. Finally, make your way to the final stop on the tour, Wat Benchamabophit. This temple is featured on the 5 Thai Baht coin. Also known as the Marble Temple, spend an hour admiring its white walls and numerous Buddha statues. Enjoy a stroll through the tranquil grounds before being returned to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Wat Saket

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 239 reviews

We spoke to our guide Jenny before setting off for the day - we planned a few temples, the palace and a couple of other things. It was a stifling day and our teenagers soon got jaded so Jenny immediately improvised and we added a long tail boat trip and a visit to an air conditioned mall. It didn’t end up exactly as planned, but that’s the beauty of this trip - you can change to suit the day and your mood!

It was a very nice and informative day. You have to know that you have to pay for tickets and any entrance fees for the guide. But that's not a lot of money. It is best to think about what you want to see beforehand.

Very good experience. The very nice and attentive guide, with command of Spanish. It was tailored to my interests and I was able to enjoy an amazing day in the beautiful city of Bangkok. 100% recommendable.

A fantastic morning with our guide Pam who deserves six stars for her enthusiasm. It’s easy to recommend this for anyone who hasn’t been to Bangkok before.

Tar was lovely! It’s really great to visit the temple with her. Thanks!