Enjoy a boat ride along the "River of Kings" and its quiet canals on a half-day tour of Bangkok from its canals. Learn about the "Venice of the East" as you make your way through the waterways, eventually arriving at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn.
What to Expect
Nineteenth-century Bangkok was laced with klongs (canals), giving the capital the designation of the "Venice of the East." Take a boat ride along the surviving canals and the Chao Phraya River (River of Kings) and discover memorable vignettes of a traditional waterborne way of life that has remained essentially unchanged over the centuries.
The river and canals may be conveniently explored by public transport or via a traditional long-tailed boat. Eventually, make your way to Wat Aru, the Temple of Dawn. The Buddhist building stands diagonally opposite the Grand Palace, and is best known for a porcelain-encrusted, central pagoda which sparkles in the sun. After a tour of the grounds, you will return to your starting point.
Additionally, you have the option of taking this tour with a group or booking a private tour.
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Meals as specified
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Guides in other languages (available on request and at a surcharge)
- Additional services not mentioned
Know Before You Go
Children's rates apply to children under 12 only and from a minimum of 2 full-paying adults.