Immerse yourself in Bangkok!
This tour gives travelers a perfect taste of the what Bangkok has to offer.
As many cities in Asia are, Bangkok is a contrast of old and new. Most come to see the past, the beautiful temples and river life, much the same as they started. But this city is also one of progress, with a stellar transportation system, energetic cultural scene, and beautiful new buildings. To really experience Bangkok today, it is necessary to forget all expectations and take this city as it comes.
We begin our day with a morning drive to Wat Pho. Here, you will experience the monks' morning chanting ritual. This temple is home to the breathtaking Reclining Buddha. This is Bangkok's oldest and biggest temple and the massive Buddha is something you will never forget. The statue is 46 meters long and 15 meters high, illustrating the passing of the Buddha into nirvana. It also is the national headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine, including massage.
Next, we'll stop at the spectacular Grand Palace. This palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, are the most revered in this city of 365 temples. The grounds are stunning and though you feel as if you will never see it all, your experienced guide will help you navigate to the most important parts while talking of the rest.
The Grand Palace became the home of the royal family in 1784, yet it has not had a king reside here since the early 20th century. It is a stunning display of Thai art and architecture. Wat Phra Kaeo served as the royal chapel of the Grand Palace. The glittering mosaics and other-worldly creatures seem to stand as guards for the precious Emerald Buddha.
Once we've explored the palace, we will walk to a nearby pier and take a join-in ferry to Wat Arun. Wat Arun was once the grand royal temple to King Rama II. This gorgeous temple is known for its impressive 82-meter high Khmer-style tower and the many detailed floral mosaics made from broken Chinese porcelain.
- Please bring a copy of your passport for a security check before entering the Grand Palace.
- For temple visits, it is recommended women wear short/long-sleeved tops with full-length trousers or knee-length skirts and men wear trousers and short/long-sleeved shirts. Sandals and flip flops are not permitted.
- Please note there is surcharge pricing for all National and New Year holidays as well as peak season. You will be notified of any increased costs prior to confirmation. Contact ShoreTrips with any questions.
Days offered: 7 days a week