Day trip

Grand Palace, Damnoen Floating Market & Maeklong Market Tour

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

Grand Palace, Damnoen Floating Market & Maeklong Market Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand
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In this tour, visit the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market in Bangkok. Afterwards, marvel at the architecture of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, one of the country’s most sacred temples.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Your tour guide will email you the exact time for pickup one day before your activity.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the local sights and sounds at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • See vendors scramble as the train rushes by the Maeklong Railway Market
  • Visit Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), one of the country’s most sacred temples
  • Marvel at the amazing architecture and colorful statues at the Grand Palace
Full description
Spend a day discovering some of the best markets and temples that Bangkok has to offer. Enjoy a combination of local culture, sightseeing, and food tastings. First, visit the Maeklong Railway Market. Called "Talat Rom Hup" which roughly means "umbrella pulldown market", watch the vendors scramble to pack up their stalls when a train goes by along the track that runs through the market. Explore and hopefully see the train pass before making way to the next stop, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Discover one of the more famous floating markets in the city, which is made up of a network of narrow canals dotted with vendors paddling their boats filled with their wares. From local produce to souvenir items, take in the organized chaos on the river before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant, at your own expense. After indulging in a variety of tasty Thai foods, set off to visit Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is one of the country’s most sacred temples. Take in the tranquil and spiritual environment before making your way to the Grand Palace. Marvel at the exquisite architecture and numerous images here, once home to the Thai royal family up until the early 1900s.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation fees
  • Boat ride to the market
  • Boat ride in Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (from selected area, if option is selected)
  • Entrance fees (Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew THB500)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting Point is at National Stadium BTS Station Exit 2. The meeting time is between 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM. An email will be sent to you the day before your tour to confirm the exact time. Your tour guide will be holding a "TripGuru" sign waiting for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Participants on this tour should note that the Wat Phra Kaew is a national shrine and you will be required to wear appropriate attire: no bare shoulders and knees, or strapless-heel shoes
  • Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    5/5

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What a fab day. Our tour guide Nuch was just amazing. She knew all the best places to go, all the best food to eat and all the best places to shop! She really made our day as she was a funny lady. The floating markets are ruined by motor boats - but when we were away from them in our paddle boat it was tranquil. The grand palace is simply stunning.

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January 29, 2023

Coco was a brilliant guide, she answered all our questions and explained many things when on the way to the different places we visited. She is a very kind and smiley person, always trying to be accommodating and super reasonable too in terms of timing in various sights. She took loads of photos of us and we enjoyed learning all about Bangkok and the Thai culture. I would highly recommend her and the tour to railway and floating markets and the Grand Palace. Coco showed us how to get to Wat Pho and Wat Arun from there too. Not enough stars to give her here, she deserves 100!!!! thank you Coco, Emma and Giannis

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December 20, 2022

Super great tour with our guide (Bond). She tried to make our tour as individual and pleasant as possible and you can tell her love for this job. However, I have to say about the sights that both the train market and especially the floating market contain a lot of tourists. The floating market in particular has nothing to do with a local market. This is about processing tourists and you can tell. Especially the display of gunned animals for photos is cruel to watch. Otherwise the tour was very pleasant. Bond showed us the adjacent local market at the Zugmarkt and explained many things to us. Also at the royal palace no question remained unanswered. I can recommend the tour from the point of view that the floating market has nothing local or Thai anymore only overpriced souvenirs and the display of wild animals. Please be aware of this.

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September 25, 2022

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