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  2. Bangkok
  3. Wat Pho

Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 178032
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Complete Bangkok's main highlights in only 1 day by exploring the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Savor some local street food for lunch and end the journey by riding a longtail boat in the canals and main Chao Phraya River.
About this activity
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Hotels in downtown Bangkok. Sukhumvit Road (last pick-up point Sukhumvit 26 and Sukhumvit 39), Khaosan area, Silom and Sathorn Road.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Bangkok’s must-see attractions in 1 day
  • Admire the beauty of the Reclining Buddha and learn the history of Wat Pho
  • See Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn
  • Try local Thai street food at Tha Tien Community
  • Explore Thonburi canal on a long tail boat
Full description
Start your tour with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Explore the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand, now used for official events. Pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, considered the earliest center for medical public education, recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Learn about the history of the temple from your guide. 

Rest and try Bangkok's local street food in Tha Tien. Sample Thai street food for a taste of Thai cooking traditions. Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks known for its giant tower, standing 70 meters high.  Take a speedboat to Thonburi, the former capital of Thailand, less developed than the other side of the river. Many of the traditional small waterways, khlongs, still exist there.
Includes
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun
  • Local Thai street food lunch and drinks
  • Drinking water
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tha Maharaj (Maharaj Pier). The meeting point is right in front of Starbucks Coffee shop inside Tha Maharaj community mall. Once there, please look for a guide holding a GetYourGuide sign.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
Know before you go
• Please 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
• It is recommended to bring sunglasses and hat as the weather can get quite warm in Bangkok
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our tour guide, Mhom, was very knowledgeable and also had and excellent sense of humour we enjoyed. The Palace and temples we visited were not crowded due to COVID-19 and lack of Chinese tourists so we were able to take lots of photos of the amazing sites. The Thai food lunch was delicious. The longtail boat ride took us past the tallest Buddha which is under construction. Sadly construction is being delayed due to no exports coming from China currently. Mhoma assisted with directions for our return to our hotel and even accompanied us there, which was a welcome surprise. All in all- 5/5 and highly recommend to other travellers.

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February 17, 2020

Absolutely fantastic

Sam was incredibly knowledgable and friendly! Took me round the 3 main temples and the grand palace with ease answering many questions and adapting the tour for the needs of the group. The boat ride was a lovely extra in the afternoon to see a different side to Bangkok. All in all I would thoroughly recommend!

August 21, 2019

January 4, 2020

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Product ID: 178032