Explore the residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782 on a 4 hours sightseeing tour of Bangkok’s Grand Palace complex, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun and Wat Pho.
After being picked up at your hotel, let’s start by Wat Pho, founded in the 16th century, this is the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city. Wat Pho was the first open university of Thailand which offered courses in several branches of knowledge like literature, astrology, medicine and massage. It’s well known for its huge Reclining Buddha, 46 meters long and 15 meters high.
Now let’s cross the Chao Phraya River by public ferry to visit Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn. Wat Arun is one of Bangkok’s best know landmark. Wat Arun is best seen from the opposite bank of the river, it glistens in the sunlight during the day and stands dark and noble at dawn or dusk. A visit to the beautiful, peaceful monastery complex surrounding the familiar towers is very worth-while. These towers, the Phra Prang, although best known, the only part of Wat Arun. It also contains narrow lanes, elegant, old white buildings, shrines, pools of turtles, and two fine giants, Yuk Wat Jaeng, mortal enemies of the Yuk Wat Po across the river.
Then, your local guide will take you by quality transportation to the Grand Palace, former residence of the Chakri kings and a perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by King Rama I, it was the center of power for more than 150 years, and is Bangkok’s most popular tourist attraction.
Continue your tour and explore Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), next to the Grand Palace, to see its 5.5-ton Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha) and more than 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics. Learn about the most famous part of this grand complex, the Emerald Buddha, which is housed in Wat Kaew and carved from a single piece of jade.
- Plenty of photo opportunities
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Learn about Thai royalty and the former Chakri kings at the Grand Palace complex
- Visit Thailand’s holiest religious statue carved from jade at the Wat Phra Kaew, the temple of the Emerald Buddha
- Explore Wat Pho, the temple of the Reclining Buddha and the largest Buddha in Bangkok
- Discover Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn and enjoy the ferry to across the Chao Phraya river
- Tour is keep to a maximum of 8 people to ensure you get the best possible service
The duration of this tour is 4 hours, two different departure times available. The price is 2100 THB for adults and 1700 THB for children (under 13 years old).
DEPARTURE TIMES: 8.00 AM – 1.00 PM
This tour is organized by NevAgency.com, if nobody book on the same schedule as yours, it will be a private tour made just for you!
WHAT’S INCLUDED ?
- Entrance fees
- Bottle of water
- English speaking local guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED ?
- Last departime time is 1.00 PM due to closing time of Grand Palace
- Hotel pick-up is approximately 30 minutes prior departure time
- Vehicle provided for transfers is a car for up to 2 people or a minivan up to 8 people
- Certain buildings in the Palace grounds are closed on saturdays and sundays
- Temples dress code : you will be required to wear proper attire (no bare shoulders, knees or strapless-heel shoes)
- Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect
- If you’re wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks
- If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entry that can provide clothes to cover you up properly