On this sightseeing tour of Bangkok's canals (or khlongs, as they are known locally) you will travel by a motorized boat on the Chao Phraya River to see the serene family homes and temples dotted along the waterways which inspired Bangkok's reference as the "Venice of the East". The canals around Bangkok serve as a natural highway for many local Thai people going about their everyday business, such as transporting their merchandise, in particular rice, to and from the rice fields.
- Cruise along the Chao Phraya River admiring the family homes and temples dotted along the waterways
- Stroll through the grounds of the Grand Palace and have an opportunity to see the most holy and revered Emerald Buddha
- Plenty of photo opportunities
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Recent Photos of this Tour
At Grand Palace complexPhoto by: ANA MARIE GUSA, 11 2007
Temple from Chao Phraya RiverPhoto by: ANA MARIE GUSA, 11 2007
Going through canal, BangkokPhoto by: ANA MARIE GUSA, 11 2007
From Chao Praya RiverPhoto by: ANA MARIE GUSA, 11 2007
Lucky to catch thisPhoto by: ANA MARIE GUSA, 11 2007
Grand PlacePhoto by: ANA MARIE GUSA, 11 2007
On TemplePhoto by: ANA MARIE GUSA, 11 2007
You'll be picked up from your centrally located Bangkok hotel and cruise along the canals of Bangkok. Your cruising tour will stop at the Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, which is one of the Bangkok's most iconic landmarks and the most famous of the more than 400 Buddhist temples and monasteries in the city.
It is then onto the Grand Palace complex. This Grand Palace complex includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keow) which is unquestionably one of the wonders of the world today. Within its enormous grounds is the most exotic Buddhist temple and at the heart of the temple itself is a fabulous Buddha image, carved from one piece of Jade, which is the holiest and most revered of religious objects in Thailand today.
Reviewed by Linda B, USA, May 2013
Our guide was very knowledgeable. We highly recommend this canal tour. Riding in the long tail boat was a highlight of our trip to Bangkok.
Reviewed by Lynne J, February 2013
Great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and passionate about his country and its history. Tour was terrific and as we were the only passengers, we had time to go past the uni and other govt buildings. Would recommend the tour, the long boat was a great way to see Bangkok. Palace beautiful.