Guided tour

Bangkok: City Highlights Temple and Market Walking Tour

Bangkok: City Highlights Temple and Market Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Bangkok by exploring the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple and the options for Wat Pho, local markets and Wat Arun. Enjoy this trip with an experienced, local tour guide.

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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup available from Sukhumvit, Khaosan, Pratunam, and Silom.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Bangkok’s must-see attractions with tickets to the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho and Wat Arun
  • Marvel at the Grand Palace, once the home of the kings of Siam and now a place of worship and big ceremonies
  • Explore the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and admire the brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics
  • Admire the beauty of the Reclining Buddha and learn the history of Wat Pho, the oldest and largest temple complex in Bangkok
  • See Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, to admire its pagoda, colorful porcelain tiles, bell tower and giant statues
Full description

Start with pickup from your hotel in Bangkok's major area by 8AM, then begin the journey by 9AM from River City Bangkok by local transport to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Along the way, pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous, historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew which is commonly known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.  Explore the Grand Palace which was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. Nowadays, the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. After the Grand Palace, continue to visit Wat Pho, if you've selected this option. On the way, pass Tha Thien Market, a culture food market that sells dried, salted seafood and wholesale products. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho. It is on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal temples. Learn about King Rama I who rebuilt the temple complex on an earlier temple site and how it became his main temple where some of his ashes are enshrined. The temple is considered the earliest center for medical public education surrounded by the marble illustrations and inscriptions placed in the temple for public instructions. It has been recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Most importantly, it is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage which is still taught and practiced at the temple until today. Complete the list of must-visit temples in Bangkok by continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks which is known for its giant tower, next to the Chao Phraya River, standing 70 meters high. The temple is decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass surrounded by Chinese porcelain.

Includes
  • Admission fees to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple
  • Admission fee to Wat Pho (if option selected)
  • Admission fee to Wat Arun (if option selected)
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide, optional
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at River City Bangkok.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Participants on this tour should note that the chapel is a national shrine and you will be required to wear proper attire: no bare shoulders and knees, or strapless-heel shoes
  • Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect
  • Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings
  • Restroom facilities are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 852 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide, Bean, was wonderful! He told us so much about the history of each site we visited, he made sure that he found us the most ideal photo locations, and he had a great sense of humor. He kept our tour moving along while simultaneously giving us ample time to make photos and explore. Top guide for sure!

April 30, 2022

This was a very pleasant, informative and interesting tour combining sightseeing, public boats and tuk-tuk transportation and local life in the middle of the city. Our guide, Audi, was very knowledgeable, funny and friendly, patient and caring. He took care of every small detail and showed great and friendly attitude. Highly recommended!

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March 16, 2022

I took this tour on 2/6/22. It was easy to find the meetup point and transportation was very nice. It was a small group, my husband and I and one other person, plus our guide, Mhom. She was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, helpful and funny! It was so nice to have someone to guide us through the Grand Palace/the temples who knew all the rules and also so much history. Mhom even took us to a very tasty restaurant for lunch after the tour and hailed us a cab after! It was a great day and I highly recommend.

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February 7, 2022

Product ID: 158046