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  • Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun: Flexi Private Temple Tour

    1. Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun: Flexi Private Temple Tour

     Journey to the old part of Bangkok and discover Wat Phra Kaew which is commonly known 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. After the Grand Palace, continue to visit Wat Pho, if you've selected this option. On the way, pass Tha Thien Market, a culture food market that sells dried, salted seafood and wholesale products. You will have a chance to commute to Wat Pho by private car, a local Tuk Tuk or you can walk there. 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 the first-class royal temples and has been recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World...

    I wish I would have written down the name of our guide. She was excellent. She was early to meet us at our hotel. We went to the two temples first and then on to the Royal Palace. This is an excellent tour. The temples and palace are absolutely gorgeous. These are must see sites to see when you are in Bangkok. We started right at 8:30AM so not too early and were done by early afternoon. We opted to stay in the old town area and grab some lunch before trying unsuccessfully to find some tourist t-shirts. The guide suggested a really cool restaurant near the palace for lunch and even walked us over there and got us situated before leaving. The lunch was probably the best food we had in Bangkok. Hopefully get your guide can figure out who our guide was and keeps her busy because she was great.

  • Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

    2. Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

    This 3-hour bike tour of Bangkok is ideal for enthusiastic adventurers and those who want to extend their knowledge of Bangkok to its extensive Chinatown, historic capital of Thonburi and hidden backstreets. Starting in the heart of Chinatown, the 3-hour tour explores the frenetic market environment, winding through narrow streets and alleyways. Your senses will come alive to the sights, sounds, and smells of a vibrant community in motion. We will pass by shop houses selling everything from Buddhist amulets to recycled truck engines. Locals worshiping at hidden temples, ritual paper burnings, and the omnipresent spirit house display evidence of a culture that has been centuries in the making. Cross the Chao Phraya River, with majestic views of the city skyline behind you, and visit Thonburi, the historic third capital of Thailand. Contrasting chaotic Chinatown, peaceful elements of lo...

    Brilliant bike tour. They both knew every back alley in Bangkok. It was very fast. Would have liked more stops to take photograhs

  • Bangkok: 2-Hour Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess

    3. Bangkok: 2-Hour Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess

    Enjoy a 2-hour 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 the River City shopping complex 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.

    Absolutely brilliant! Driver was on time,full escort to boat and from boat to car..Cruise was excellent,great food,service and entertainment,we loved it!!

  • Hop On Hop Off: Tuk Tuk & Tourist Boat on Chao Phraya River

    4. Hop On Hop Off: Tuk Tuk & Tourist Boat on Chao Phraya River

    Make the most out of your time in Bangkok by getting a 1-day unlimited Hop on Hop off on pass for both Tuk Tuk Hop and Tourist Boat. Jump on the iconic Tuk Tuk and explore the Rattanakosin Island area which is the old Town of Bangkok. Hop on the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat for an exclusive experience along Chao Phraya River, the longest and most important river in Thailand. Travel around Bangkok’s Old Town area in a Tuk Tuk with this unique, fun and flexible hop-on, hop-off tour. These three-wheeled motorized vehicles are the most convenient way of traveling around the city as it zips through the traffic and takes tourists to their favorite attractions such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Khaosan Road, China Town, and many more. Together with a Hop-on Hop-off Pass for the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat, you will get to experience the scenery from both sides of the river and can easily hop on to r...

    This is the best way to get around. you can see so much in one day... Such good value for money, great app support. The must-do in Bangkok!

  • Bangkok in a Day: Must-Visit Highlights Tour with a Guide

    5. Bangkok in a Day: Must-Visit Highlights Tour with a Guide

    Begin your 7-hour tour with a pick-up from the main lobby of your hotel in Bangkok at 08:00 AM. Then, visit the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, the former residence of the kings of Thailand since 1782, by local public transport. En route stop to visit the flower market to observe the local way of life of Thai people at the market. Learn about Thai history and culture from your personal tour guide. After the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, continue to Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha where you can marvel the great Reclining Buddha. Cross the magnificent Chao Phraya River by public boat to visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn. It is one of the must-visit landmarks in Bangkok where you can spot its famous giant tower, standing 70 meters high. Have an optional Thai lunch at the local restaurant before transferring to Chinatown by public boat. ...

    It was good to use the 'public transport' option as got to go on sky train, boat, tuk tuk etc. VERY hot on day of visit so take enough water! We didn't stop for lunch as we had a flight deadline The title of the tour is an indicator but personally we felt we saw a few too many Buddhas. Flower market was amazing and boat trip to venues gave a different perspective

  • Bangkok: 4-Hour Chinatown Guided Tour

    6. Bangkok: 4-Hour Chinatown Guided Tour

    Enjoy a complete walking tour of the best sights, smells and tastes of Bangkok's Chinatown, a food haven and relatively undiscovered part of the city. Start your tour at the famous Jumbo Lobster Restaurant and head out on your journey of discovery of market stalls, street-side restaurants and gold shops. Visit Wat Mang Korn, the most important Chinese-Buddhist temple in Bangkok, and the old house at the Charoen Chai Community, where you will learn the story of the Thai-Chinese residents of the area. Continue to China Gate and Talad Noi, where you can admire panoramic views of the Chao Praya River. Next, make your way to admire the Talad Noi wall art. Get a snap next to the colorful murals and have a chat with the locals before heading to a viewpoint of the Chao Phraya River and Holy Rosary Church.

    Even for people having been living in Bangkok for a while, this tour gives exciting new insights and brings you to new places in Chinatown. I learned interesting as well as funny and bizarre things, could try street food and got some restaurant tipps.

  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Boat

    7. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Boat

    Depart Bangkok at 7:30 am and head to Ayutthaya by coach. Your first stop at 9:00 am is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, which is beautifully decorated in both Chinese and European styles. Next, visit Wat Mahathat, Wat Na Phra Mane and Wat Lokayasutharam to explore the ruins of ancient palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Wat Mahatat is known for its Head of the Buddha, which has a tree trunk and roots growing around it, while the temple at Wat Lokayasutharam hosts the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya at a length of 42 meters and height of 8 meters.  At around 1.00 pm, board the White Orchid River Cruise at Wat Chong Lom Pier. On board, enjoy a delicious Thai or European lunch with desserts, seasonal fruits, coffee and tea. Sit back and relax as you cruise past the Chao Phraya River banks, enjoying views of famous Thai attractions such as Wat Arun, the Royal Grand Pal...

    the guide picked us up from our hotel right on time.on the way to the first attraction he was informative and very funny. we enjoyed the bus trip seeing a different side of Thailand.all the temples we visited were a wondaful insight into thai history and thoughly enjoyed our trip.the lunch cruise back to Bangkok was a perfect way to enjor another side of this amazing country.the food was lovely and lots of it.

  • Flexi Walking Temple Tour: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

    8. Flexi Walking Temple Tour: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

    Start the journey by walking 6 minutes to the Emerald Buddha Temple. 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 culture food market that sells dried, salted seafood and wholesale products. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wa...

    I happened to be the only person to book this tour and Sam, the tour guide couldn’t do a better job showing me around. He made everything clear and answered all my questions. He’s very informative and has great knowledge - not to forget to mention his friendliness. Even when both of us were sweating from the heat, Sam made sure that I am alright, kept to the shade when possible, made sure I have water etc. Amazing tour with an amazing tour guide!!

  • Bangkok: 2-Hour Dinner & Shows on White Orchid River Cruise

    9. Bangkok: 2-Hour Dinner & Shows on White Orchid River Cruise

    Start your evening by checking in at the meeting point at the River City Complex at 7:00 PM. Board the White Orchid Cruise Ship at 7:45 PM and have a welcome drink while you enjoy a classical Thai dance as the cruise starts along the Chao Phraya River. Along the journey, you will have a chance to observe Bangkok's remarkable sights light up in the dark, including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and many more. At 8:00 PM, a buffet dinner will be served with a great variety of delightful dishes ranging from traditional Thai to Western cuisines, followed by desserts. While enjoying your food, you'll be thoroughly entertained with the live music performance and a unique Cabaret show on board. After dinner, you can take the opportunity to observe the sights flowing by on the river banks by relaxing on the open-air deck - this will allow you ...

    Well organised, lovely boat, food was great, floor ehow. Had a great time. Must do when in bangkok

  • Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

    10. Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

    Start your tour with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand, now used for official events. Pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, considered the earliest center for medical public education, recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Learn about the history of the temple from your guide.  Rest and try Bangkok's local street food in Tha Tien. Sample Thai street food for a taste of Thai cooking traditions. Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks known for its giant tower, standing 70 meters...

    The itinerary was good and our guide was good. We enjoyed the lunch and then the long tail boat ride through some canals.

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What people are saying about Chao Phraya River

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 3,359 reviews

the guide picked us up from our hotel right on time.on the way to the first attraction he was informative and very funny. we enjoyed the bus trip seeing a different side of Thailand.all the temples we visited were a wondaful insight into thai history and thoughly enjoyed our trip.the lunch cruise back to Bangkok was a perfect way to enjor another side of this amazing country.the food was lovely and lots of it.

Even for people having been living in Bangkok for a while, this tour gives exciting new insights and brings you to new places in Chinatown. I learned interesting as well as funny and bizarre things, could try street food and got some restaurant tipps.

The guide was great. The tour was informative and the return trip by ship was absolutely great. Food on board was very good and sufficient.

The food is good and the service is good and the live songs are enjoyable!!!

Easy to book. Very well run. Great value. A must do when on Bangkok.