Private Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace Full-Day City Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join this full day Bangkok city tour to explore Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), The Chinatown – Bangkok, Pak KhlongTalat (Flower Market), The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and much more.

What's Included

All Attractions Entrance Fees

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off at Bangkok city area hotel

Professional English Speaking Guide

Professional English Speaking Tour Guide

Sightseeing As Described

Tasty Thai Lunch

What's Not Included

Any item not included in inclusions

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 6

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
Our English Speaking guide will meet you at your Bangkok City Area Hotel lobby at 09:00 am. At one end of Chinatown, in what was once an otherwise unremarkable temple of Wat Traimit, sits the world's largest solid gold Buddha image. Made of about 83% pure gold and weighing in at five and a half tons, the 15-foot tall seated image is worth millions of dollars at today's gold prices.
The image has a colorful history, which is recounted in a free pamphlet distributed with your paid admission.

The Golden Buddha was cast sometime in the 13th century and is an excellent example of the gracious Sukhothai style that is still very much in favor to this day. At some point, it was covered in plaster and lacquer, most likely in an attempt to hide the valuable icon from thieves or looters.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Our English speaking guide will meet you at your Bangkok City Area Hotel lobby.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is one of the must see sites of Thailand. This complex is one of the most famous landmarks of the country and offers spectacular buildings and sacred sites. The Grand Palace is a magnificent complex of buildings of great significance. Construction of the complex began in 1782 when King Rama I decided to move the capital of Thailand from Thonburi to an area known as Rattanakosin island on the East side of the Chao Phraya river. The complex is surrounded by 1,900 meters long walls and houses among others Royal residences, the throne halls and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It housed the center of government and the Royal Court and became the center of the Kingdom. The Grand Palace served as the official residence of Thai Kings until the reign of King Chulalongkorn at the end of the 19th century.
Today the Palace is used for a number of Royal rituals, state banquets and other official functions. Some parts of the Palace like the Inner Court are not open to the public.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
The Wat Phra Kaew, also known as “the temple of the Emerald Buddha” located within the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok is Thailand’s most sacred temple and an important pilgrimage site for Thai Buddhists. The temple enshrines Thailand’s most highly revered Buddha image, the Emerald Buddha. The image is housed in the ubosot (ordination hall), a very ornate building constructed during the second half of the 18th century after King Rama I had established Bangkok as the new capital of Siam. The walls of the Rattanakosin style building are adorned with murals. A copy of the Emerald Buddha is enshrined in the Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Rai, where the image resurfaced in the 15th century.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is a landmark temple on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya river. It’s easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location but also because the design is very different from the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat Arun (nicknamed the Temple of the Dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water. Wat Arun was envisioned by King Taksin in 1768. It is believed that after fighting his way out of Ayutthaya, which was taken over by a Burmese army at the time, he arrived at this temple just as dawn was breaking. Across the river from Wat Po is Wat Arun or the temple of Dawn, one of the city’s most important religious sites. Before being moved to Wat Phra Kaew, the emerald Buddha was temporarily housed there. The five towered structure is covered in colorful porcelain and designed as a representation of the Khmer home of the gods. Wat Arun is attractive in its striking pagodas which are decorated with millions of pieces of Chinese porcelain. Its central pagoda at a height of a 20 storey building is the tallest pagoda in Thailand, where a good view of the near surroundings can be seen.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Phra Chetuphon
Wat Pho Temple (also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is one of Bangkok's largest temples and a definite must-see for visitors to the city. The Buddha is 46 meters long and gloriously decorated with gold and mother-of-pearl, and the grounds of the temple have hundreds of smaller statues and chedis, a lovely place for a stroll. Wat Pho is also known as one of the best schools of massage in the country, and it was the first public university in Thailand. Finally, it's a perfect chance to return. Besides, drop off you at your Bangkok City Hotel around 5pm.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Bangkok City Tour for first time Visitors
Tamas S, 27-11-2019
Our Tour guide was very nice and friendly with a super knowledge of English. She was very motivated. We have seen all of the interesting places, what a first time visitor in Bangkok should see. The lunch was delicious and a plenty of food. I can only recommend it.
Amazing Tour
katieaF1661QR, 29-11-2019
This was the best tour we did on our Thailand trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and our driver was excellent. We were able to see all the highlights of Bangkok in a day and it was truly an amazing experience. I highly recommend this tour!
bahaytboy, 18-03-2020
This was our first time to visit Thailand and we all had a great time!Aey was very informative and brought us around the city and its marvelous temples.Both she and the driver made sure we all had ample time to enjoy the sites and didnt feel rushed.We were all seniors and had an older aunt who had some difficulty walking long distances,and Aey made sure she was not left out in our sightseeing. Overall, we had a marvelous time!
K3277LQsusanl, 09-12-2019
Our guide, Aey, was very knowledgeable in Thai history and this tour is a great way to see the highlights of Bangkok. Just be prepared for the massive crowd at the Grand Palace. We did have some English communication issues but all in all it was a good tour.
Wonderful day exploring beautiful Bangkok!
Flyjets23, 10-10-2022
We had the most outstanding day with our guide Ms. Aey and our driver Mr. Kip. We were picked up in the lobby of our hotel. They arrived 30 minutes early, and we were ready to go, so we got started early, which was great! Ms. Aey was extremely knowledgeable about the city of Bangkok, as well as the history of Thailand. We learned so much about the country and the culture in just a few hours! Temples, markets, a ferry ride, fish feeding, tasting local fruits, delicious lunch at a local restaurant... so many fun things! We had previously considered trying to tour Bangkok on our own, but decided to take this tour instead. One of the best decisions we could have made. We would never have known what we were looking at, the history behind it, or the cultural significance. We would have also been completely lost as far as what we should do and what we shouldn't do.
If you are undecided about taking a tour, do yourself a favor and take one. And you should absolutely take this tour! Highly recommended, whether it's your first time in Bangkok, or you've been there a dozen times. I guarantee you will learn something new!
On a side note, our wonderful guide Ms. Aey was purchasing several things for us out of her own pocket, just to enhance our experience. Things that are not included in the price of the tour. It made the day even better (i.e. fruit, fish food, flower bracelets, wreaths, holy water, etc.) In total, it wasn't very expensive, but PLEASE consider reimbursing her for these expenses at the end of the tour. She expects nothing, but did everything she could to make sure you had the best time possible. A little bit of money goes a long way in Thailand, and please be respectful of that sacrifice. We also gave a tip to Ms. Aey and the driver, Mr. Kip, so please consider that as well. Business is very slow right now as the country rebounds from the pandemic.

In summary, TAKE THIS TOUR! You will be so happy that you did!!

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