I'm not usually a great one for religious sites; once you've seen a dozen Cathedrals they all seem to blend together a little. But there's something serene, peaceful and maybe even sublime about the experience of visiting these Buddhist temples in Bangkok. On the private tours that serenity starts with the air-conditioned calm of your ride, a definite plus in the constant Bangkok heat. If you've spent the rest of your time here riding in run of the mill cabs and, tuk-tuks and motorbikes, you'll know what I mean right away.
Once you step onto the grounds of any of these temples you feel a sense of decorum wash over you. Well, I did, anyway. And I noticed the same sense of calmness and peace in everyone else; I think it's the timelessness of these temples, the fact that there's nothing here that speaks of any particular era or century or epoch or anything like that. It's about now and forever.
This feels like a strange recommendation! That's the way these places make you feel; a VERY different feel to the rest of Bangkok, with its chaotic traffic, bulging population, crazy nightlife and searing heat. Take this tour for a dip in a sea of serenity amidst an ocean of madness... you won't regret it.