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Bangkok: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with 24, 48 or 72-Hour Validity

1. Bangkok: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with 24, 48 or 72-Hour Validity

Discover Bangkok's gorgeous attractions at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose between passes valid for unlimited use for 24, 48, or 72 hours, and create your own flexible itinerary to see what you want to see. With the option of indoor or open-air seating on the double-decker bus, you can soak up views of the city how you please. As you go, listen to an informative audio guide available in 7 languages as you use the unlimited pass to ride the bus towards your next destination. The route is designed to both be awe-inspiring and time-effective. It combines prominent, must-see historical, religious, and cultural sights with modern lifestyle stops in Bangkok that you just can't miss. Buses depart every 60 minutes from the first bus stop from 9 AM until 3.00 PM, and the route from the first stop to the last stop takes around 3–3.5 hours. BUS STOPS • Siam Paragon • MBK Center • Samyan Mitrtown/Wat Hualumpong • Golden Buddha Temple/ Wat Trai Mit • China Town • Grand China Hotel/Dragon Temple Kammalawat • Loha Prasat/Pra Tu Phee • Khao San Road • Giant Swing • Wat Pho • Sanamluang/Royal Grand Palace • Wat Rakhangkhositaram • Wat Arun Rajvararam • ICONSIAM • Mahanakorn Skywalk • Patpong Night Market Customer Service Number/ whatsapp +66 64181 1234

Ancient City Muang Boran Ticket with Private Transfer Option

2. Ancient City Muang Boran Ticket with Private Transfer Option

Ancient Siam (also known as Ancient City, Mueang Boran) is a park constructed under the patronage of Lek Viriyaphant and spreading over 200 acres (0.81 km2) in the shape of Thailand. The founder's original idea was to create a golf course with miniatures of Thailand's historically significant structures spread around the course. During his research, he found most structures severely damaged and decided instead to create new miniatures, to save the original structures when possible, or to re-create them full size or scaled down. Ancient Siam is dubbed as the world's largest outdoor museum. Located in Samut Prakan province, the 320-hectare "city" features 116 structures of Thailand's famous monuments and architectural attractions. The grounds of Ancient Siam correspond roughly to the shape of the Kingdom, with the monuments lying at their correct places geographically. Some of the buildings are life-size replicas of existing or former sites, while others are scaled down. The replicas were constructed with the assistance of experts from the National Museum to ensure historical accuracy. Outstanding works include the former Grand Palace of Ayutthaya (destroyed in the Burmese invasion of 1767), Phimai Sanctuary in Nakhon Ratchasima, and Wat Khao Phra Viharn on the Cambodian border. You can select to explore this remarkable outdoor museum by tram, walk or bike for free. Alternatively, pay a little extra to get the golf cart, and drive around to save time and enjoy more.

Erawan Museum and Ancient City: Combo Ticket

3. Erawan Museum and Ancient City: Combo Ticket

Conveniently visit both famous attractions in Samut Prakan province, Erawan Museum and Ancient City, with one ticket. Find out how Erawan Museum, located just outside of Bangkok, was constructed as a symbol of peace and humanity, and now showcases the arts, philosophies, religious diversity, and spirit of Asia. Upon arrival, marvel at the giant three-headed elephant sculpture which makes up part of the exterior building. This attraction is the first and largest hand-carved sculpture in the world. Ancient Siam, also known as the Ancient City, is a park constructed under the patronage of Lek Viriyaphant and spreading over 200 acres in the shape of Thailand. The founder's idea was to create a golf course filled with miniatures of Thailand's historically significant structures. Today, some of the structures in the park are full-size replicas of important Thai monuments, while others are scaled-down, miniature versions. Opt to include a traditional khantoke meal during your visit to the Ancient City to make your trip even more fulfilling and memorable.

Bangkok: Grand Palace Self-Guided Walking Tour

4. Bangkok: Grand Palace Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour begins in the heart of bustling Bangkok, at the Grand Palace gates. From there, you’ll enter the spacious grounds and get your first good look at the ancient complex. One of the first things you’ll see on your route is the Emerald Buddha, an incredible statue and perhaps the most famous of the Palace’s wonders. There’s plenty of history behind this statue (and even some mystery), all of which you’ll soon be acquainted with! Next, you’ll see other intricate statues, including a terrifying demon that holds an important place in Thai legends. From there, you’ll follow a route through the rest of the Palace, taking in sights such as the sparkling Golden Chedi and the deeply sacred Hor Phra Monthian temple. As you explore, you’ll learn all about the history, culture, and mythology behind the many works of art decorating the palace. After seeing the extravagant Borom Phiman Mansion, you’ll continue to a pair of fascinating museums before completing your circuit of the Palace. Your tour will conclude back at the main gate, near where it began.

Bangkok: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Bangkok: Self-Guided Audio Tour

See the best of Bangkok as you take advantage of the navigation functionality and suggested walking routes offered by this self-guided audio tour. There's so much to explore in Thailand's capital. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city as you check out iconic landmarks including the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Lumphini Park, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Make sure you tune in to the audio commentary to hear all about the tourist hotspots. Go at your own pace and take a break whenever you fancy. When you’re ready, plan your next walking route, pinpoint your favorite sights, and seek out the best photo opportunities as you continue to explore the city.

Samut Prakan: Erawan Museum Discounted Admission Ticket

6. Samut Prakan: Erawan Museum Discounted Admission Ticket

Enjoy access to the Erawan Museum, located just outside Bangkok in Samut Prakan province. Find out how the museum was constructed as a symbol of peace and humanity, showcasing the arts, philosophies, religious diversity, and spirit of Asia. Receive a discounted ticket that allows you access at a specified date and time. When you arrive, marvel at the giant 3-headed elephant sculpture which makes up part of the exterior building. This attraction is the first and biggest hand-carved sculpture in the world. As you enter, discover how the museum is sectioned into 3 levels which symbolize the underworld, the earth, and heaven in a lot of religious and philosophical thinking. Start at the Suvarnabhumi Level, the underground level of the Elephant. Observe a showcase of ancient artifacts and porcelain - all part of the owner's prized collection - which represent 'the past'. Admire numerous artifacts including the Thai style ceramic ware of Benjarong. Also marvel at the figure of Naga, the snake-like god of the underworld who is the givers of waters in Buddhist belief. Next, head up to the Earth Section, the circular base that supports the weight of the elephant. See how the interior of the building incorporates many art forms of the world, including Western and Eastern styles in a truly unique form. Notice how the ceiling of the entrance is similar to the ceiling of the earth and the stained glass form the pattern of the Earth. Finally, arrive at the Cosmo Level which is the area inside the body of the elephant. Navigate along 2 passageways from the right and left feet of the elephants towards an area painted with stories of gods and goddesses floating in heaven. Once you've explored the interiors of this unique building, continue your tour to the outside areas. Take a stroll through the garden which is filled with rare tree species from all over Thailand, some of which have significance in Thai literature.

Bangkok: Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Bangkok: Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour of Wat Pho begins just outside the temple complex. Once you’ve entered, your first stop will be at the biggest attraction: the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. As you admire the 150-foot statue contained within, you’ll hear all about what it really depicts, as well as why that matters a whole lot! Next, you’ll head to a raised garden featuring a painted mural and a Bodhi tree—the same kind of tree the Buddha meditated under while striving for enlightenment. After that, you’ll see some huge statues representing guarding demons as you make your way to the Scripture Hall, or Phra Mondop. Here, you’ll find a whole library of the Buddha’s early teachings. After that, you’ll make your way to the Sermon Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the compound. Then it’s on to the towering pagodas of the Royal Chedi. Up next is Phra Rabiang, which contains a staggering 400 images of the Buddha. You’ll learn how they all got there, as well as what some of them mean, as you walk. You’ll then cross the chapel yard to the south entrance, which features a statue of the Buddha delivering his first sermon. Here, you’ll learn a little about the Eightfold Path before continuing on into the Ordination Hall, the most sacred building in the complex. As you explore this hall, you’ll hear all about the Buddha, his teachings, and legends about him which were integral to the creation of Wat Pho. After taking your time admiring the art, the statues, and the history contained here, you’ll arrive at the conclusion of your tour.

Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. Bangkok: Wat Arun Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour of Wat Arun begins at the temple’s ticket gate. From there, you’ll enter the temple grounds and get your first good look at the awe-inspiring complex. Your first stop will be at the Grand Pagoda, towering overhead at 270 feet and bedecked in intricate sculptures and carvings. Your tour will help you decipher the significance of these sculptures as you admire the pagoda. As you head toward the Upper Terraces, up next, you’ll learn more about the history of Buddhism in Thailand, and how Wat Arun was designed to specifically reference the Buddha’s life. At the top of those terraces, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Chao Phraya River. From there, you’ll continue to a replica of the actual Buddha’s footprint, forever preserved in stone. Your route takes you next to the main attraction: the Ordination Hall. At the entrance gate, you’ll encounter two enormous statues of demons. You’ll hear their story before continuing into the hall itself. The Ordination Hall is filled with statues and murals honoring the life of the Buddha. It’s a deeply sacred place, and as you take your time exploring, you’ll learn how to identify some of the key elements of the hall. Your tour concludes here, but you’re free to stick around as long as you’d like!

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 222 reviews

The park is magnificent. A visit is required. The best route to get to it is along the green metro line to the Kheha terminus. Then, right at the station, take tuk-tuk No. 36 and get to the main entrance to the park. In the park, first of all, go to the ticket office and present your voucher. You will be given a sticker on clothes and a map of the park. You can start the inspection. The bike is free and it seemed to us the easiest inspection of the park. The whole park took us 7 hours. There is an option to rent an electric car (200 baht / hour), and you can also travel by tram. The electric cart is expensive, and the tram stops only at certain stops and passes many interesting objects. In the park there are places where you can eat / drink. Inspection is best to start from the very opening of the park at 9 am, until it is hot. Or, conversely, in the afternoon (the park is open until 19 hours), but in this case you will not have time to see all the objects.

This was a great way to get a good picture of the historical context and significance of everything we saw. I sometimes have problems understanding and hearing a live guide, and this is clear, informative and we could go at our own pace. Definitely recommend.

Really enjoyed this visit. A very picturesque place. A great overview of the country's history, architecture and culture. A perfect place for taking Instagram photos.

Very well done Pleasant and easy to visit even on foot without rushing because of the heat

This is like going with your bike through an open museum, truly breathtaking to see!