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From 9:00AM to 5:00PM. you can visit the Golden Buddha.
Since you will be in Buddhist spaces, it is important to be respectful - while some areas may be stricter than others, dress modestly just to be on the safe side.
- When to visitDaily, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
- What is the price?Seeing the Golden Buddha is free, but the museum is 10BAHT, about $0.30.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
- How to get thereIt's a short walk west of Hua Lampong Station.
- Additional tipsDress respectfully and modestly to be safe.
What People Are Saying About Golden Buddha, Bangkok
Khun Swai is a fantastic guide. His could give plenty of suggestions, due to his experience and knowledge. He always kept us entertained with the history of Bangkok and with very good explanations. He is helpful and follow our pace as in we got elderly in the group, hence we had a relaxed and knowledgeable tour. He even brought us to temples that are only known to the local and my parents really appreciate of his thoughtfulness. We are really grateful to have him as our guide during the tour. Thank you so much!!!
My personal guife Nina picked me up at the hotel at 7 am. She asked me what I would like to see and that was actually also our plan. Starting from taking a Tuk Tuk to the first sight up to having lunch at a market. The guide does not have to pay entrance to any temple so that means you have a personal guide with you for each temple. There was no question unanswered. I also learned a lot about Buddhism which was my personal choice. I can definitely recommend this tour for anybody who wants to see the city and its sights within a day and understand Thai culture. It is like a friend showing you his city. Thumbs up!
I've always had a great guide with Get Your Guide and Bangkok was no different. I used my guide Swai twice and both times he was courteous, very knowledgeable and my time was his time.
My guide was Nina and she was absolutely amazing. She knew Bangkok like she built the place! We went to many different locations and had many amazing experiences that I would never have happened had I not had a local guide. Also, she had detailed answers for all my questions, and I ask a lot of questions! Both thumbs way up! Highly highly recommended.
Our guide was punctual, knowledgable, and flexible with our plans. Would use again.