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Bangkok: City Highlights Temple and Market Walking Tour

Bangkok: City Highlights Temple and Market Walking Tour

Meet the group at River City Bangkok by 9:00 AM and head to the Emerald Buddha Temple by local transport. 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 cultural 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 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 today. Complete the list of must-visit temples in Bangkok by continuing your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks. The temple is known for its giant 70-meter tower next to the Chao Phraya River and is decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass surrounded by Chinese porcelain.

Bangkok: 2-Hour Canal Tour by Teak Boat

Bangkok: 2-Hour Canal Tour by Teak Boat

Welcome to the enchanting world of Bangkok Canal Tours, where the vibrant heart of Thailand's capital city comes to life through the timeless charm of its intricate waterways. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Bangkok as you embark on a unique adventure aboard a traditional teak boat. As you set sail, the gentle lapping of the water against the boat's hull will transport you to a bygone era, offering a glimpse into the city's history and the role its canals played in shaping its identity. Our teak boat, a symbol of Thai craftsmanship, provides a comfortable and authentic setting for your journey through the "Venice of the East." The tour begins in Thonburi, a district on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, where you'll witness a harmonious blend of old and new. Skyscrapers stand tall alongside ancient temples, creating a picturesque panorama that encapsulates Bangkok's diverse architecture. As you navigate the narrow canals, known as khlongs, you'll discover hidden gems off the beaten path. Lush greenery lines the waterways, and quaint wooden houses offer a glimpse into local life. Watch as residents go about their daily routines, and observe the traditional stilted houses that give the canals their distinctive character. The teak boat, with its ornate design and intricate carvings, enhances the overall experience, providing an elegant and comfortable setting for your canal exploration. Knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories and historical anecdotes, enriching your understanding of the city's past and present. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture connoisseur, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, the Bangkok Canal Tour with a teak boat promises a unique and immersive adventure. Join us as we navigate the waterways, unlocking the secrets of Bangkok's captivating charm and providing a journey that will linger in your memories long after you disembark.

Bangkok: Alangka Luxury Buffet Dinner Cruise With Live Music

Bangkok: Alangka Luxury Buffet Dinner Cruise With Live Music

Take a river cruise along the Chao Phraya River and see Bangkok light up at night. Listen to live music, see iconic sights, and eat a delicious seafood buffet dinner with both Thai and international foods available. This is a night you won't want to miss. Embark on a luxury dinner cruise from ICONSIAM Shopping Center right by the Chao Phraya River. Sit back, relax, and admire breathtaking views of the Grand Place, Wat Arun Temple, and other famous buildings alongside the river. Enjoy a candlelit dinner with live singers as you savor dishes like sashimi, papaya salad, tom yum goong, pad thai, chicken with cashew nuts, fried fish in sweet and sour sauce, curries, pasta, and a variety of western and Thai desserts. Watch traditional Thai dance performances as your luxury dinner cruise comes to an end and you head back to the meeting point.

Bangkok: Chao Phraya River Hop-on Hop-off Boat

Bangkok: Chao Phraya River Hop-on Hop-off Boat

Discover the majesty of Bangkok uniquely with a ticket for a hop-on hop-off boat on the Chao Phraya River. Get stunning shots of the city's skyline from the water. Enjoy seeing Bangkok's waterways with a hop-on hop-off boat that operates from 9 AM to 7:15 PM. Skip the traffic and make getting around this busy city a breeze. Chart your own course through the city and see the sights at your own pace. Cruise to 11 piers including Sathorn, Iconsiam, Ratchawongse, Rajinee, Wat Arun, Tha Chang, Tha Maharaj, Prannok, and Phra Arthit. Travel without having to wait for very long, with boats arriving every half hour. Sail along on a well-maintained boat.

Bangkok: Wat Pho and Wat Arun Guided Walking Tour

Bangkok: Wat Pho and Wat Arun Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a short walking tour around Bangkok with an experienced guide. Visit some of the city’s most famous landmarks in just three hours and choose from multiple start times to ensure flexibility within your schedule. Follow your guide as you venture to the world-famous Wat Pho. Witness the remarkable 46-meter long reclining Buddha statue and colorful mosaic shrines. Be in awe of one of the most stunningly aesthetic temples in Bangkok. See the famed Buddha statue and walk around the impressive temple grounds. Continue your journey to Wat Arun, a 300-year old temple known for its enormous white Chedi inlaid with thousands of colorful mosaic pieces. Located at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this temple is a magnificent landmark seen around the city. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Bangkok: White Orchid Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise free Beer

Bangkok: White Orchid Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise free Beer

Join a dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River and soak up views of Bangkok’s notable landmarks. Choose from two departure points, and hop onboard a luxurious vessel with an elegant interior, offering the ideal setting for a romantic evening, a family celebration, or a night out with friends. As you board the White Orchid, be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink, setting the tone for a magical evening. Then, relax on the open-air deck 360, sailing past notable landmarks of Bangkok, including the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), the Royal Grand Palace (Wat Pra Kaew), and the Rama VIII Bridge. Watch a classical Thai dance performance, followed by a buffet dinner served with a variety of Thai and Western cuisines and unlimited beer. As the night continues, enjoy live music and disco on the cruise, and a special cabaret show that will keep you entertained throughout the evening.

Bangkok: Royal Galaxy Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise

Bangkok: Royal Galaxy Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise

Embark on the Royal Galaxy cruise on Bangkok's enchanting Chao Phraya River at night. Enjoy this extravagant three-level cruise ship that redefines excellence with its groundbreaking design, including double open spaces — the rooftop deck and open-air upper deck — ushering in a new era of cruising. Step aboard and immerse yourself in the opulence that permeates every corner of the cruise. Cruise along the Chao Phraya River and encounter the awe-inspiring beauty of Bangkok's iconic landmarks. Indulge in an international buffet featuring culinary delights from around the world. From delectable appetizers to mouthwatering entrées and irresistible desserts, each dish is crafted to perfection. Savor the flavors while surrounded by stunning river views and take your palate on a global journey. In summary, Royal Galaxy Cruise invites you to embark on an extraordinary journey of luxury and elegance. With its innovative design, world-class amenities and breathtaking views, it promises an unforgettable experience on the Chao Phraya River. Come aboard and let the Royal Galaxy Cruise redefine your perception of grandeur as you immerse yourself in a world where opulence knows no bounds.

Bangkok: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Bangkok: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Get off the beaten tourist tracks and follow a well-planned route to savor typical Isan food from northeast Thailand, scrumptious chicken fried noodles, and much more. See the landmarks of the Old Town along the way as you pass temples and flower markets without the tourist crowds. Enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the Chao Phraya River with Wat Arun on the other side of town. The experience will end just before midnight and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangkok downtown by a tuk-tuk driver.

Bangkok: Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise Ticket

Bangkok: Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise Ticket

The Chao Phraya Princess Cruise is a captivating and romantic experience in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Experience on this enchanting journey, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Chao Phraya River, which winds through the city's iconic landmarks and temples. The cruise takes on an extra layer of enchantment during the sunset hours over the city's iconic landmarks. As the sun sets, the river and its surroundings come alive with warm, golden hues, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your evening. As you enjoy this scenic cruise, you'll savor a sumptuous dinner of Thai and international cuisine, prepared to perfection by expert chefs. The dinner is served in a luxurious and cozy ambiance, making it an ideal setting for a special evening with loved ones or a memorable night out in the city. With the soft melodies of live music in the background and the twinkling lights of the city surrounding you, the Chao Phraya Princess Dinner and Sunset Cruise offers an unforgettable blend of culinary delights, romance, and sightseeing that captures the essence of Bangkok's charm and beauty. It's an experience that leaves a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to embark on this captivating journey.

Bangkok: River Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess

Bangkok: River Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess

Enjoy an evening dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess, traveling along Bangkok’s main waterway. Experience the magic of the illumination of the city’s temples and other historic monuments. Check-in at Iconsiam shopping center and board a safe and comfortable cruiser to experience the Chao Phraya River at night. Take in views of both banks of the river from the open-air upper deck. Soak up the atmosphere of the city’s top landmarks and monuments illuminated at night, and tuck into an elegant gourmet buffet dinner of international fare, accompanied by light background music.

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This tour is a fabulous way to see some of the temples in Bangkok. You learn so much of the history, interesting facts and stories from a guide compared to wandering through on your own. We took the 4hr option which makes for a big day but so worth it with lunch at the end. Mindy was a wonderful guide who took care of our group of 11 making sure we all crossed the road and caught the ferries!! I would actually go again! Great value. Be prepared to buy elephant pants at the first stop if you are wearing shorts- boys and girls!!

Very interesting and captivating guide, who makes us discover the monuments and a part of the history of Thailand, very informative and at the same time recreational Sodas and snacks throughout the cruise (salty and sweet snacks in individual bags, crackers, etc. , only small downside because only industrial products without much interest)

My guide was very knowledgeable and excellent for the day. Driver was also excellent. I went by myself but always felt safe. I learned a lot about the history and culture of Thai people. The temples were beautiful and calming. Definitely try this tour and go with Bigcountry Experience through GetYourGuide. Thank you for a lovely (hot) day!

I have so much pleasure during the tour. Minah was so helpful and informative, as we passed several spot she will explain the history and meaning behind the place. Thank you for your service, excellent!

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