Begin this tour by riding a local public bus to The Grand Palace Complex. Built in 1782 in time for the coronation of King Rama I, the Grand Palace served as the official residence of the King of Siam, the Royal Court and administrative seat of government until the early 1900's. Despite no longer being the official residence of the king the Grand Palace is still very much the spiritual centre of the nation and used for various ceremonies during the year. Included in the trip will be a visit to Wat Phra Kaew which houses the revered Emerald Buddha. The local guide will take us through the grounds of the palace providing a fascinating insight into this majestic place.|
After that walk to the nearby magnificent temple Wat Po which derives its name from the original Wat Potaram, in 1801 the temple was renamed Wat Phra Chetuphon. The temple is the centre of the Buddhist religion in Thailand, the countries first university and is still a centre of learning for traditional Thai massage and medicines. Founded in the 17th century, Wat Po is the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. The guide will take us on a tour through the temple complex.
Continue the tour by walking down to the Chao Praya River(meaning River of Kings) where you will then board a long tail boat for a journey along the river and into the khlongs (canals) of Bangkok. In centuries gone by Bangkok was often referred to as the "Venice of the East" with a vast network of khlongs through the city which were utilised as a transport network.
With the passage of time many of these khlongs have been filled in and converted to roads for more modern forms of transport. In the Thonburi area of Bangkok many of the khlongs survive, the boat trip will provide you with an insight into the lives of people who live along the khlongs which seems a world away from the chaotic streets of Bangkok. At the end of the walking tour in Bangkok you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
- English-speaking guide
- Temples and River of Kings Tour
- Longtail boat ride
- Applicable admission fees
Approximately 5-6 hours
Departure time and location:
8:30 AM; from the lobby of the Viengtai Hotel
Return time and location:
Approximately 1:30 PM; tour ends at Grand Palace (guide can assist you with finding a taxi, if needed)
Please ensure you wear appropriate dress for visiting temples, i.e., no bare shoulders or knees.
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|Terms and conditions|
|Please ensure you wear appropriate dress for visiting temples, i.e., no bare shoulders or knees.|
Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.