You will understand the pull of Bangkok when you see this magnificent complex that still sparkles.
We honestly did not venture into any of the buildings of the Grand Palace and yet felt so fulfilled. No one can describe the magnificence of this monument to Thailand.
On this tour you will:
- Private roundtrip transfers in air conditioned van with licensed guide
- Tour of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha/Grand Palace
- Klong Canal tour (cost included in the tour)
- Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
- Pak Klong Talat Flower Market, with possible street snacks
Your guide will meet you as you disembark while your ride into Bangkok will ready you for an intense and fascinating day in this city named Number 1 in the world. As you enter the city, the traffic will amass but your driver will know the ins, outs and the shortcuts wherever possible. Even seeing the contrasts on the local roads is entertaining.
One stunning stop is the Grand Palace built in 1784. The complex is amazing, a memorable sight of Thai art and architecture. In the midst of the very bustling city, you will feel the calm and quiet of Buddhism surround you. There are 10 parts to this complex and your guide will walk and talk you through the important sites.
Moving on to the Klong tour, you will explore the 'Venice of the East' on the canals off the Chao Phraya River, where a network of waterways spread out into the countryside. Canalside life will be close at hand and often you won't know where to look first, but you can't help but enjoy taking in everything around you.
Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha and it is here that you will become speechless. In Bangkok's oldest and largest temple is the country's stunning buddha lying on its side. You will be able to walk around the entire statue in wonderment, like everyone around you, and you will then understand the magic of this city.
Another facet of the city are the flower markets which is a favorite of many travelers. The onslaught of sights, sounds, and smells at Bangkok's biggest flower, vegetable and fruit market threatens to cause sensory overload at any time of day or night. Many of these talented people will turn everyday items into unbelievable displays of beauty. Take it all in!
The day's itinerary may be reversed based on traffic flow but sometime during the day you will enjoy a local lunch.
- Your admissions are included for the described stops.
- Food, beverages, extra purchases, and gratuities are not included.
- These are not boats equipped with heads. They do have some shade protection.
- You will be expected to remove your shoes at the temples. If you are averse to this, we suggest you bring socks or surgical footies.
- You will not be allowed to enter temples unless you are well covered. Shorts, sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps, capri pants are not allowed. You will be asked to put on a sarong if your dress is unacceptable. We suggest you bring a shawl to cover those areas that need attention.
- The entire Grand Palace is closed during special royal ceremonies and during the visits from foreign heads of state, while other buildings, such as the Throne Hall and Coronation Hall are always closed on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays, special ceremonies and Buddhist holidays.
Days offered: 7 days a week