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Wat Kalayanamitr Varamahavihara: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bangkok: Customized Private Long-Tail Boat Hire with a Guide

1. Bangkok: Customized Private Long-Tail Boat Hire with a Guide

Meet your guide at Tha Maharaj, also known as Maharaj Pier, and depart on a long-tail speedboat journey on the “River of Kings,” the Chao Phraya River. Benefit from a private guide and included travel insurance to ensure your safety is the top priority. Choose between 1, 1.5 or 2-hour tour options, and customize the itinerary based on your interests, as long as it is realistic time-wise and can be adjusted if necessary after meeting your guide. Once the tour is finished, you will be transferred back to the Tha Maharaj Pier. The places you can visit include: • Wat Arun or “Temple of Dawn,” one of Bangkok's most famous temples on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River • Wat Kalayanamit, a prominent local Thai Buddhist temple located next to the river in an area considered one of the most important in Bangkok's history • The Artist's House (Baan Silapin), a 2-floor, L-shaped wooden building famed for its puppet theater • Taling Chan Floating Market (only open on weekends from around 8:30 AM–4 PM) • Wat Hong Rattanaram Temple, a Thai Buddhist temple classified as the second rank of the royal temple • Wat Suwannaram Temple, which was used as the execution ground for Burmese prisoners of war; you can also feed the fish for merit-making here • National Museum of Royal Barges, a former dry dock for barges and warships under the care of the Royal Household and the Royal Thai Navy that now houses barges from the Royal Barge Procession

Bangkok: Historical Temples Tour & Hidden Bar at Sunset

2. Bangkok: Historical Temples Tour & Hidden Bar at Sunset

The best time to see old Bangkok is in the evening, when the city cools down and there are fewer crowds of tourists wandering around. Your first stop is the Pak Klong Talad Flower Market, the biggest wholesale and retail-fresh flower market in Bangkok. Then, continue to Wat Kalaya which was constructed in1825 by a wealthy Thai-Chinese family. At this place, discover the beautiful seated Buddha enshrined inside the main chapel, which shows the mixed cultures of Thai and foreign influences in architecture and art. Continue your way to Wat Arun, known as the temple of dawn. Walk up to the top to savor the view of the mighty Chao Phraya river and learn the history of these top sightseeing spots of Bangkok. Last but not least, stop at the bar to enjoy a view of Bangkok and Wat Arun from the other side of the river bank against the sunset.

Unseen Bangkok Electrifying E-Scooter Guided Tour

3. Unseen Bangkok Electrifying E-Scooter Guided Tour

This fascinating electrifying e-scooter guided Bangkok culture small group tour starts with a journey through a wonderfully rich Muslim community to the Old Customs House, right on the river. This was the first stop for ancient travellers entering Bangkok and the perfect place to start your journey. From there you’ll weave through the maze of woven streets that make up Bangkok’s vibrant and bustling Chinatown. Following your well-informed guide through the diverse cultures that make up this lively part of the city, you’ll discover all it has to offer. After taking in the culture from Chinatown, its time to move on toward the river to get some cool air and absorb the smell and sights of the Flower & Vegetable markets. Not far from here you will cross the mighty mother of all rivers, the Chao Phraya River, by ferry to dock on one of the most beautiful temples Bangkok has. Continue your journey by exploring the Historic Thonburi side of the river, stopping at the incredible Princess Mother Memorial Park, with many flower gardens and exhibitions for you to leisurely enjoy. After which, you’ll also enjoy visits to Wat Prayoon, Wat Kalayanamitr and Wat Arun temples. These are all classic examples of beautiful Thai temples and culture that can’t fail to please. After you’ve taken in all the culture you can it’s a short trip back to the starting point to unwind and discuss the day’s journey with your tour group, and plenty of free soft drinks, or maybe even purchase a refreshing beer or two. With a maximum of 6 people per group and a relaxed style, you’ll always have time to ask the guides questions about the things you see. The route is quite easy and suitable for people of all ages with plenty of refreshment stops.

Bangkok’s Past with Local Taste Tour by Bike & Boat

4. Bangkok’s Past with Local Taste Tour by Bike & Boat

Enjoy a half-day, combined canal boat and bike tour of Bangkok, and experience the city in all its diversity. Your tour begins with a morning bike fitting and briefing. Then, pedal off to experience the soul of Bangkok along the city’s small lanes and alleyways. Ride through Rattanakosin Island to reach the Chao Phraya River. Board a boat to cruise down the river and through the back canals to Wat Kuhasawan. Back on dry land, cycle to an old market community to visit an ancient temple. See evidence of the former wealth of the trading communities that, centuries ago, gathered along the canals to buy goods from the outlying farms and orchards. Admire the elegant temples they left behind. Next, enjoy a simple Thai lunch by the canal, before going to a 200-year-old house on the banks of the Bang Luang Canal to see snippets of traditional Thai puppetry from ancient epics by Hoon Lek puppeteers using khon dance ( Cannot be guaranteed as it depends on artists variable schedule). Continue to Wat Hongrattanaram to discover a shrine dedicated to the 1st king of Bangkok. Pedal on to the community of Wat Kalyanamit to explore the mixed, Chinese-Thai temple. Discover the site of Bangkok’s original Chinatown on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, before crossing the river by ferry to ride past the Grand Palace. Admire the ceremonial grounds of Sanam Luang, before cycling back to Sam Yot area.

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What people are saying about Wat Kalayanamitr Varamahavihara

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Very very fun and enjoyable activity!! The host, Gi, is very informative and attentive to our needs, she made sure the time fits our schedule but still gave us the best experience. She took us to places we wouldn’t go without her, bought street foods that are DELICIOUS, beautiful temple tour and close it with the drinks at rooftop bar which has a great view! Gi also helped us and made sure we got to our next destination save and sound. I highly recommend this activity when you visit Bangkok. Thank you Gi!!

"Ji" was the perfect guide! She had so much interesting information for the 4 of us. she is super kind and you could chat with her about everything you wanted. in the end,she organized a tuktuk for us, so that we didn't have to pay tourist prices. i couldn't have imagined a better person for this experience. thank you!

We had a great time visiting many parts of downtown Bangkok that we would not have otherwise visited, and was able to avoid traffic by cutting through back streets and alleys on the electric scooters. Our tour guide Woody was fantastic, taking us to some really interesting sights. Would definitely recommend to others.

Great experience with a charming guide, highly recommended

Woody is the best. Lots of great surprises on the way!