Morning Tuk Tuk Experience: Unique Markets, Magnificent Temples, and Hidden Gems

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125 reviews   (4.46)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Try to imagine Bangkok without the tuk tuks. It's just not the same, is it? Join this private Bangkok tour that uses everyone's favourite compact 'car' to explore some of the old city's unique markets, magnificent temples, and hidden gems.

What's Included

Climb 318 steps to the top of the Golden Mount for a 360-degree view of the city

Feel like a local and ride the old city in an iconic tuk tuk

Friendly Local English-speaking guide

Get in marvellous Phra Sumeru Fortress

Tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay

Try your hand at whichever stage of bowl-making

Visit Amulet Market and Pak Khlong Talat Flower market

Visit Wat Pho Temple, the biggest and most beautiful reclining Buddha

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • This tour visits religious sites. To respect this and for your own comfort, please wear clothing that covers your shoulders, waist and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot and humid Bangkok climate.
  • You'll also visit the small community of Ban Baat who have been making alms bowls for monks by hand since the late 1700s. These days most monk’s bowls are factory made, but there are a handful of families preserving the traditional methods. You'll stop to
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygien
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: This tour visits a local market vendor who shows you how to fold lotus flower petals like Thai people often do when using them in worship. You’ll have a chance to try preparing the
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Urban Adventures tour.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Amulet Market
There is probably nothing quite as iconic in Asia as the beloved tuk tuk. Picture the streets of any city or town in this part of the world and they would be empty without at least a dozen of these awesome little buggies. A ride on a tuk tuk is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Bangkok, and completely necessary to make you feel like a local. Avoid the tuk tuk tour scams that permeate the city and join our authentic local experience instead. To really get to know Bangkok culture and daily life in Thailand, you need to get yourself this ultimate tuk tuk experience, the Bangkok day tour with a twist!

You’ll dig right into this Bangkok tuk tuk tour by riding one from the very start. Your local guide will ride along with you and you’ll whizz through the busy streets of Bangkok, stopping at the marvellous Phra Sumeru Fortress, where you’ll learn a bit about the history behind this area.

Next stop on the tuk tuk ride is the Amulet Market, where locals sell all kinds of traditional Thai amulets, charms, and medicines. Your local guide will explain the significance of all these mysterious items and what part they play in Thai culture. Knick-knacks and spooky bits and bobs have all kinds of different meanings in Thailand, from good luck to warding off evil. Instead of having that quizzical look on your face about what they mean, your guide will give you the local lowdown.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Phra Sumen Fort
You will be stopping at the marvellous Phra Sumeru Fortress, where you’ll learn a bit about the history behind this area.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We'll walk through the small community of Ban Baat who have been making alms bowls for monks by hand since the late 1700s. In Thai Buddhism monks traditionally walk through the local community at dawn to collect alms (donations of food) so an alms bowl is an essential accessory. These days most monk's bowls are factory made, but there are a handful of families here who are preserving the traditional methods.

We'll stop to meet one family who will give you the chance to try your hand at whichever stage of bowl-making they happen to be at on the day, it could be hammering in the pattern or polishing the finished surface.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
Moving on with this market tour in Bangkok, you’ll head to Pak Khlong Talat, or the flower market. This is the biggest flower market in Thailand and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many different types of flowers are shipped here, and the market acts as a distribution centre, transferring flowers to other cities throughout the country

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wat Phra Chetuphon
Onwards on your tuk tuk you’ll go, towards Wat Pho, the temple that houses the biggest and most beautiful reclining Buddha image in the country and is also the birthplace of Thai massage and medicines. Your local guide will take you on a tour of the area, and fill you in on the local stories about one of the most fascinating parts of Bangkok. This temple is one of those places that should not be missed when you travel to Bangkok!

From here you can either continue to explore some more, or your local guide will be happy to point you in the direction of your accommodation. No doubt they’ll recommend you take a tuk tuk back, just to top off this tuk tuk experience perfectly!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
Time for another tuk tuk ride and this time your destination will be Wat Saket, a temple that lies at the foot of the Golden Mount. Your local guide will take you up the 318 steps (sorry, your tuk tuk can’t help you with that one!) to the 360-degree view of the surrounding old Rattanakosin Island, a view which makes the climb totally worth it.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Fantastic Bangkok Temple Tour!
UrbanFaerieOdd, 15-03-2020
I only had one full day in Bangkok, and the Grand Palace tour was recommended to me by my Intrepid guide.
It was an amazing experience!
We were a small group of only three people. Guide "A" had a wide knowledge in relation to the history of the Grand Palace and nearby Wat Pho. In between the two temple visits, we did a canal boat tour and got to see the sad history of some of the river homes that were affected by flooding several years ago.
Guide "A" used his lovely personality to spark our interest in relation to the wonders of the Buddhist religion and culture.
He personalised our trip by taking the most perfect photos of us individually and as a small group in front of temples and other beautiful sights.
"A" even introduced us to riding on a public bus which was a unique and fun experience.
Thank you "A" for this special experience and for your lovely smile
Amazing Tour Experience with Nai!
ybrik22, 25-07-2022
Had an incredible tour experience led by our tour guide, Nai! He is a Bangkok native and led an amazing and insightful tour. The ride around town the in the tuk tuk was a very fun experience and each stop was meaningful, with Nai providing background and history and always answering our questions. It was especially interesting to learn more about the Buddhist traditions practiced by so many around the country. The temples, markets, and neighborhoods we all saw were beautiful and this tour was definitely a highlight of our 10-day tour of Thailand. Nai was even kind enough to take photos of us throughout the tour and send them tour afterwards. Highly recommend this experience - thank you, Nai!
Fantastic way to spend a morning
C K, 07-07-2022
No better way to explore Bangkok than by a traditional Tuk tuk! A great morning spent with a fantastic local guide who was passionate about their home city, and sharing this with me and other members of the travelling party. We had a chance to visit some local temples and forts, as well as having a chance to explore both the Amulet Market and flower markets (which smells amazing btw). The experience felt traditional and local, experiencing areas of Bangkok I may not of seen otherwise so well worth a morning of your holiday!
Amazing tour
John_G, 13-07-2022
My tour was amazing, my guide was phenomenal! He knew so much about the history and was very informative while also being very entertaining. He was genuinely kind and caring and made sure I had a great experience. 10/10 recommend.
Half day tuk tuk tour Bangkok
Wellingtonboo, 06-03-2020
This half day tour gives a good flavour of Bangkok including temples & markets. Our guide,Nai was friendly and informative and as a result the tour was extremely enjoyable.
A terrific introduction to Bangkok
markeT8585SI, 21-12-2022
This trip was great! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We went to many beautiful temples and bustling markets. I learned a lot!
Great tour!!
rechellel2017, 23-11-2022
We had a wonderful day on the Tuk Tuk tour. Our guide, Apple, was so knowledgeable and amazing. The spots we visited were amazing. Seeing the Alms bowls being made was very special. Would definitely recommend to others.
Great Bangkok Tour
Asita S, 14-11-2022
Apple was an amazing tour guide giving us all the information on history and architecture along the way! We was always extremely thoughtful so we could also try local sweets along the way.
Great guide, enjoyable stops!
darciets, 25-11-2022
Our guide Apple and helper Ham were fantastic. Apple was very enthusiastic, passionate, knowledgeable and made the journey feel safe. The timings for each activity were all great, and the tour is definitely worth the money to have a guided tour of all of the stops.

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