Bangkok Temple Tour with Long-tail Boat Cruise on the River of Kings

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Explore the canals of the Chao Phraya River by longtail boat. Experience local Bangkok away from the tourist trail and wander through the Wat Pho temple complex. Marvel at the dazzling Grand Palace and see the revered Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew.

Highlights
  • Explore the canals and majestic temples of Bangkok
  • Drop by the Grand Palace and admire the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
  • Board on a long tail boat through the canals of Bangkok
  • Learn about the lives of people who live along the khlongs (canals) of Bangkok

Description

Forget your guidebook - the real stuff comes from the mouths of the locals! Explore some famous landmarks as well as hidden gems on this Bangkok day tour that takes you through the city by bus, on foot, and by boat!

You'll begin this Bangkok tour by hopping on a local public bus and heading over to the Grand Palace. Strolling through the palace grounds feels like walking through an Asian version of Alice in Wonderland - the buildings are so beautiful they almost don't feel real. But bet your bottom dollar, they're real alright! Your local guide will tell you all about the history behind the Palace and the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. This place is considered to be the spiritual center of the nation, making it a visit that you cannot afford to miss.

From one beautiful temple to another, you'll move on to Wat Po, another temple that is integral to the Buddhist religion in Thailand. It's home to the infamous golden reclining Buddha and is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. This is one of the most popular things to do in Bangkok, and with your local guide to take your through the temples, you'll hear all the secret stories and local knowledge about the place.

You'll continue on this tour by walking down to the Chao Phraya River, or River of Kings, where you'll board a longtail boat. The name of the river perfectly reflects this part of the tour; you'll feel like royalty on your relaxing journey down the River of Kings! This is the reason why Bangkok is known as the Venice of the East, and you'll explore this nickname further on this Bangkok boat tour as you glide through the network of 'khlongs', or canals.

Your tour will finish up as you glide back into port, from where you can continue to explore or your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation.

Includes

  • General admission (all attractions included)

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Bangkok Temple Tour with Long-tail Boat Cruise on the River of Kings

Duration: 4:30 - 5 hour(s)
Available: Daily
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Inclusions: General admission (all attractions included) / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:15

    Check-in at the Lobby of Nuovo City Hotel

  • 08:30

    Tour Starts

    Begin the tour by hopping on a local public bus heading to Wat Pho.

  • Explore Wat Pho Temple

    Start your tour at the Wat Pho Temple which is integral to the Buddhist religion in Thailand and is home to the famous golden reclining Buddha and the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Accompanied by your guide, walk your way through the temple and hear stories about the place.

  • River of Kings Longtail Boat Cruise

    Board a long-tail boat and feel like royalty as you cruise along the River of Kings. Discover Thai communities as you glide through the network of canals.

  • Visit Tien-Aun-Keng

    Head towards a famous old Chinese shrine, Tien-Aun-Keng, which was built during the reign of King Rama III. Check out the statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.

  • Discover the Chinese Church

    Walk through the nearby grounds of a Catholic Church that was constructed in 1770. Learn how the church became a Chinese Church. Stop at a local cake shop to try the famous cake kudee jeen which is believed to be the first cake in the Kingdom of Thailand.

  • Stop at Wat Kalayanimitr Temple

    Browse through the thousands of artifacts and images of Buddha at Wat Kalayanimitr. Take a small ferry across the Chao Phraya River to Yodpiman Pier to finish the tour.

  • 12:30-13:00

    Tour Ends at Chao Phraya River Port

  • (For Check-In) Nuovo City Hotel (Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok (โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี) Bangkok Thailand) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Chao Phraya River Port (Yodpiman pier Chakphet Road Bangkok Thailand) Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Nuovo City Hotel (Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok (โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี) Bangkok Thailand) Time: 08:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Chao Phraya River Port (Yodpiman pier Chakphet Road Bangkok Thailand) Time: 12:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • At temples and the palace, men must wear long pants and preferably black shirts with sleeves. Women must be similarly dressed modestly in preferably black clothes that do not bare shoulders. Flip-flops and sandals are not accepted and bare feat must be covered in socks. If you are unable to wear black, the guide will provide a black bow to pin on your arm. Please note that the entire group may be denied entry if anyone is not dressed appropriately.

  • You will need to present your passport to enter the Grand Palace. Please note that you may be denied entry to the palace grounds if are unable to present your passport.

  • Walking shoes

Additional Note(s)
  • At the end of the tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel. (Taxi fares are not included on the tour fare.)

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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