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Flexi Walking Temple Tour: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

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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.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 the journey by walking 6 minutes 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
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide, optional
  • Hotel Transfer, available to purchase as an add-on

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. Address: 1/11 Tha Maharaj, Trok Mahathat, Maharaj Road, Praborrommaharachawang, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200 Accessible by: • Local taxi/tuk-tuk • Chaophaya express boat: Go to Sathorn Pier by taking the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin Station. Take the blue flag boat from Sathorn Pier directly to Tha Maharaj

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Important information
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
• For guests who book with transfer from hotel to meeting point, you must be ready in the hotel lobby by 1 hour before the tour (8:00 AM or 12:30 PM)
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Product ID: 158046