Bangkok: Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Bangkok: Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha

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Duration
4 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Look inside the Grand Palace residence of the Thai royal families
  • Get cultural insights to significant rooms, such as the Royal Funeral Hall and Coronation Hall
  • Benefit from some time to shop in the Gems Gallery
  • Relax on the round-trip transportation from and back to your hotel
Overview
Explore the extraordinary former residence of the Kings of Siam on a guided tour of Bangkok's Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha. See ornate pagodas and buildings with stunning domes, spires and mosaics of glass and porcelain.
What to Expect
Get an inside look at Bangkok's royal Grand Palace, and marvel at the complex of buildings of the 60-acre landmark in the heart of the city. See spectacular examples of Thai architecture, including pagodas and the magnificent Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Learn architectural insights on the significance of the monument, built in 1782 with features such as proud golden domes, inspirational spires, mosaics of glass or porcelain and exotic, richly carved wall murals. See enormous bronze and brightly-decorated statues as you wander the paths of this palace. Go to stunning rooms such as the Coronation Hall and Royal Funeral Hall.

Then, visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) in the Grand Palace complex. Discover what is considered to be the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand, and admire the astonishing 24-inch emerald Buddha statue, carved from a single piece of jade on a gilded pedestal. Hear how the Buddha's gold outfits are changed by the ruling king during ceremonies at the start of each new season, be it summer, rainy or winter.
What's Included
  • Guided tour of the Grand Palace
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Return hotel transfers
What's Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
Meeting Point

Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• A strict dress code applies for this tour. The Grand Palace with the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. You must be properly dressed to enter the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves (no tank tops). If you are wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (no bare feet). Women must be similarly dressed in modest clothing, with no bare shoulders etc. If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entrance that can provide clothes to cover you properly (a deposit is required)

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Product ID: 73507