4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

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  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat Arun

Bangkok Canals Cruise including Grand Palace and Wat Arun

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 Kaew) 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There were only three persons on the tour and the guide was both knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. This was our first introduction to Bangkok and along with the sights visited as described we had a tour of the city area as well. Cruising the canals was interesting as this is the side of a city you'd never normally experience. We would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

These were the must see sights of Bangkok. I enjoyed arriving via a wooden long boat that roger Moore had been in. Our guide was excellent and was very informative.

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