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Bangkok City Sightseeing: Buddhist Temples and Klongs Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Get an insight in to the Buddhist culture of Bangkok
  • Cruise on the 'River of Kings', the Chao Phraya River
  • Visit the popular temples in Bangkok with this all-in-1 package
  • Price same or lower than local rates
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted
  • Overview


    Bangkok offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into Thailand's gentle culture amidst the bustle of a great and dynamic metropolis. For tourists, Bangkok has a feast of attractions to offer. The city is dotted with 400 glittering Buddhist temples of great beauty and fascination, magnificent palaces, classical dance extravaganzas, numerous shopping centres and traditional ways of life, especially along the timeless canals and the Chao Phraya, "River of Kings" winding through the city. It is worth taking a trip along its waters before exploring further into different canals to take a glimpse of old Bangkok.

    Take this historical and cultural tour and come back appreciating the pulsating and rich Buddhist culture of Thailand.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    9 hours (approx.)

    Start time

    8am.

    For Private tours, please also mention your preferred start time.

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok or Airport, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don't worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Bangkok or Airport

    Itinerary

    This tour is available in two options – coach and private. The private option offers you greater flexibility- you can spend as much time at any of the places you visit, as per your preference.

    You will be picked up from your hotel/airport and taken in either a coach or private air conditioned vehicle (depending on the chosen option) on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the major attractions of Bangkok.

    On this tour, you will see:

    • The Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang) is one of the major tourism attractions in Bangkok, , and dates back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded. It is actually a complex of buildings and served as the official residence of the king of Thailand from the 18th century to early in the 20th century. The palace complex consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics.
    • The Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha: Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), situated within the Grand Palace, is Thailand's holiest shrine. Its main deity, the tiny (between 60 and 75 cm) jadeite statue of Emerald Buddha, is located high above the heads of the worshippers and tourists.
    • Wat Po (Reclining Buddha Temple): Wat Pho, also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. This massive gold-plated image depicts Buddha achieving nirvana. This temple also has the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand with 394 gilded Buddha statues and a small collection of tiled stupas.
    • You can enjoy a 30-minute traditional Thai massage here as Wat Po is also the national headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine, including Thai massage.
    • The tour will break for a local lunch here.
    • Boat ride along the canals (klongs): The next part of your tour will take you on a cruise along Thailand’s main river, the Chao Phraya, also called the ‘River of Kings’. As you meander in and out of the network of interconnecting canals (klongs) in the Thonburi area, you can enjoy the mobile shops, 'floating kitchens' and colourful scenery dotted along the river's edge.
    • Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn): You'll stop at the dazzling Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) along the way. This is the most well-known landmark and photographed image of Bangkok. It stands on the west bank of Chao Phraya and its colossal spire (prang) is one of Bangkok's world-famous landmarks. Over 70 metres high, the spire is beautifully decorated with tiny pieces of coloured glass and Chinese porcelain placed delicately into intricate patterns. Although it is known as the Temple of the Dawn, it's absolutely stunning at sunset.
    • Enjoy a walk through the Famous Flower Market before the last visit at the Golden Mountain.
    • Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain is a Buddhist temple (Wat) in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, Bangkok. The temple dates back to Ayutthaya era, when it was called Wat Sakae. This building has become one of most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. The golden chedi (stupa) houses relics of Lord Buddha and offers a panoramic view of historic Bangkok.

    At the end of the nine-hour tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel/airport.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and Dropoff
    • English speaking guide
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees

    Exclusions

    • Gratuities

  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

    Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings.

    The Palace may be closed without prior notice during Royal ceremonies and officials/head of state visits. The inner courts of the Grand Palace are frequently closed on Sundays. We do recommend not to book this excursion on Sundays to avoid disappointment.

    For coach tour, pick up will be 30 to 45 minutes before the start time.

    For pick-up from Pattaya hotels outside the City Centre area : Ambassador Jomtien, Botanic Resort and Pinnacle Jomtien / Golden Beach, you are subject to a surcharge of approx USD 11 per person per way payable directly.

    Guide is also available in other languages with supplement charge payable directly.

    Schedule/Program/Timetable subject to change without prior notice due to local conditions.

    S.I.C. Join tour – Available for hotel in City centre only.

    S.I.C. Join tour - Not available for Peninsula, Anantara Riverside, Millennium Hilton, Montien Riverside & Ratchada road area (Bangkok Chada, Chao Phraya Park Hotel or etc.)

    All sightseeing tours from hotel nearby Suvarnabhumi Airport area, Don Muang area & Bangkok Railway Station are subject to additional charge.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Very good tour.

      Would recommend it to anyone. Very nice tour....

      Rodale Emken, United States, 14/Nov/2015
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      It is very well organized. The tour guide is very knowledgeable. She told us a lot about culture, history, etc. We really enjoy it....

      Bin Qin, United States, 11/Jun/2014
    • Best tour experience i had in my life

      the tour guide and the driver was very polite and helpfull. the tour guide Ms. tea explained very good about the history the place that I visited. Next time I go tour with my...

      otti mahra fatmi, Indonesia, 21/May/2014