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Bangkok: Small-Group Temples & Rivers of Kings Tour

by Urban Adventures Duration 5h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$111

Forget your guidebook — the real stuff comes from the mouths of the locals! Explore some famous landmarks as well as hidden gems on this Bangkok day tour that takes you through the city by boat and on foot.

You’ll begin this Bangkok tour by walking to the pier, where you’ll board a long-tailed boat down the Chao Phraya River, also known as the River of Kings. The name of the river perfectly reflects this part of the tour; you’ll feel like royalty on your relaxing journey! This river is also the reason why Bangkok is known as the ‘Venice of the East,’ and you’ll explore this nickname further as you glide through the network of khlongs, or canals. Many of the khlongs have been filled in over the years and converted into roads. These roads have turned into little Thai communities, and as you swoop through the waters you’ll discover insights into these neighbourhoods. This area of Bangkok feels like a world away from the busy streets and chaos, and a welcome break from the bustling city centre!

You’ll continue by heading over to the Grand Palace. Strolling through the palace grounds feels like walking through an Asian version of Alice in Wonderland — the buildings are so beautiful they almost don’t feel real. But bet your bottom dollar, they’re real alright! Your local guide will tell you all about the history behind the palace and the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. This place is considered to be the spiritual centre of the nation, making it a visit that you cannot afford to miss.

From one beautiful temple to another, you’ll move on to Wat Pho, another temple that is integral to the Buddhist religion in Thailand. It’s home to the famous golden reclining Buddha and is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. This is one of the most popular things to do in Bangkok, and with our local guide to take your through the temples, you’ll hear all the secret stories and local knowledge about the place.

Your tour will finish up at Wat Pho, from where you can continue to explore, or your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation. This tour shows you a truly unique side of the city that you won’t find on any of the other day tours in Bangkok, and it gives you the opportunity to visit both famous sights and hidden spots, exploring them through the eyes of a local.

Forget your guidebook — the real stuff comes from the mouths of the locals! Explore some famous landmarks as well as hidden gems on this Bangkok day tour that takes you through the city by boat and on foot.

You’ll begin this Bangkok tour by walking to the pier, where you’ll board a long-tailed boat down the Chao Phraya River, also known as the River of Kings. The name of the river perfectly reflects this part of the tour; you’ll feel like royalty on your relaxing journey! This river is also the reason why Bangkok is known as the ‘Venice of the East,’ and you’ll explore this nickname further as you glide through the network of khlongs, or canals. Many of the khlongs have been filled in over the years and converted into roads. These roads have turned into little Thai communities, and as you swoop through the waters you’ll discover insights into these neighbourhoods. This area of Bangkok feels like a world away from the busy streets and chaos, and a welcome break from the bustling city centre!

You’ll continue by heading over to the Grand Palace. Strolling through the palace grounds feels like walking through an Asian version of Alice in Wonderland — the buildings are so beautiful they almost don’t feel real. But bet your bottom dollar, they’re real alright! Your local guide will tell you all about the history behind the palace and the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. This place is considered to be the spiritual centre of the nation, making it a visit that you cannot afford to miss.

From one beautiful temple to another, you’ll move on to Wat Pho, another temple that is integral to the Buddhist religion in Thailand. It’s home to the famous golden reclining Buddha and is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. This is one of the most popular things to do in Bangkok, and with our local guide to take your through the temples, you’ll hear all the secret stories and local knowledge about the place.

Your tour will finish up at Wat Pho, from where you can continue to explore, or your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation. This tour shows you a truly unique side of the city that you won’t find on any of the other day tours in Bangkok, and it gives you the opportunity to visit both famous sights and hidden spots, exploring them through the eyes of a local.

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8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$110.70

Total price is AU$110.70, taxes included

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Bangkok: Small-Group Temples & Rivers of Kings Tour

Activity Location

Bangkok, Thailand

2 Samsen Road

Bangkok 10300

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Nouvo City Hotel

    2 Samsen Road

    Bangkok 10200


Highlights

  • Gliding through the waters of the Chao Phraya River

  • Discover secret Thai communities

  • Sights include the Grand Palace & Buddhist temples

  • Knowledgeable guide provides insightful commentary

  • Limited capacity - Maximum 12 people per group


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Bangkok

  • Boat ride

  • Admission fees

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are not allowed.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • The order of touring and route of the khlong (canal) tour may change depending on the water levels in the river and individual khlongs.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Bangkok: Small-Group Temples & Rivers of Kings Tour ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

4/5 27 Sep. 2018

We did this tour with Pam. She was very knowledgable but sometimes spoke do quietly we struggled to hear her. We loved the canal boat tour. It showed a different side of Bangkok. We felt the tour of the Royal Palace was a bit rushed. We would have liked more time just to wander about and take photos. Wat Pho was good. I believe the tour was meant to be 5 hours but we only had 4 hours. It was a bit expensive fir what we got.

5/5 6 Jul. 2018

We had the best guide ever! I would recommend this tour to everybody. The tour included a stop to the reclining Buddha, which we already saw, so our guide took us to Wat Arun instead.