Half Day Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Canal Group Tour

4 hr

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Explore the waterways (Klongs) of Bangkok, the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
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Itinerary Details

On this sightseeing tour of Bangkok's canals (or klongs, as they are known locally) you will travel by a motorized boat on the Chao Phraya River to see the serene family homes and temples dotted along the waterways which inspired Bangkok's reference as the "Venice of the East". The canals around Bangkok serve as a natural highway for many local Thai people going about their everyday business, such as transporting their merchandise, in particular rice, to and from the rice fields. A stop will be made at the beautifully decorated Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, which is one of Bangkok's most iconic landmarks and the most famous of the more than 400 Buddhist temples and monasteries in the city. It is then onto the Grand Palace complex, a great architectural masterpiece of several buildings from the outside and a magical inside, which was used as a royal residence from...
On this sightseeing tour of Bangkok's canals (or klongs, as they are known locally) you will travel by a motorized boat on the Chao Phraya River to see the serene family homes and temples dotted along the waterways which inspired Bangkok's reference as the "Venice of the East". The canals around Bangkok serve as a natural highway for many local Thai people going about their everyday business, such as transporting their merchandise, in particular rice, to and from the rice fields. A stop will be made at the beautifully decorated Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, which is one of Bangkok's most iconic landmarks and the most famous of the more than 400 Buddhist temples and monasteries in the city. It is then onto the Grand Palace complex, a great architectural masterpiece of several buildings from the outside and a magical inside, which was used as a royal residence from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. It is without any doubt a national reference and possibly the most visited royal monument of Thailand, which shouldn’t be missed.  The Grand Palace complex includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keow) carved from one piece of solid translucent Jade.  To round off the tour, we call in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewelry, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices.  

Dress code:  Smart Casual. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. No flip flops or open shoes are allowed.

Note:  Parts of the Royal Grand Palace and/or Wat Phra Kaew can be closed during special royal or Buddhist ceremonies and during visits of foreign heads of state.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle
Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Departure Point
Your Bangkok city hotel
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter the Royal Grand Palace. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.