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A bit rushed and maybe something to break up seeing only buddhas
Again, a well informed guide. Enjoyed seeing Reclining Buddha once more. Again being dropped off at the "Gem Scam" marred the day and involved us in horrendous traffic enroute back to hotel, which could have been avoided if had delivered us back directly to hotel.
I enjoyed the temples but they all started to look the same after a while. Areas were very busy due to Chinese New Year
We read reviews before signing up for the tour. However, we were quite disappointed that our tour guide gave very brief introduction and did not give us much insight on the temples. When we reach the temple, he just wait outside.
Good except for the shop at the end which was horrible!!!
Tour visited the main sites as described. However actual tour lasted only 2 hours due to logistics in getting tour members to meeting point. As a result tour was extremely rushed, with the seeming objective to get everyone to the Jewelery workshop as quickly as possible. Guide was knowledgeable but tour felt very rushed.
I booked the tour online for Friday, August 28th and I was charged for the Tuesday, August 25th tour. I tried to contact the the company by telephone, but each time I called I was put on hold for more than 20 minutes. I was calling from international so I was being charged for every minute I was put on hold and couldn't afford to wait each time. I was charged for the tour and didn't even have the opportunity to go on it because it was for the wrong date. I'm extremely upset about this and I can't believe the company didn't even send me an regarding the booking.
This trip was a total disaster! The guide said that it will be a half day trip-well, we started at 8:30am and were done by 10:30h. The guide spoke very poor English; it was difficult to understand him; he rushed us through all the temples, saying "go, take picture, go". He didn't explain anything. When we visited the first temple with the Golden Buddha, he left the car without telling us what to do. We thought he went to pick up the tickets; 20 mins later, he came and asked us if we had entered the building...this is totally unacceptable.
I was so unsatisfied with the tour, that the next day, I went on my own to Wat Pho, where the Reclining Buddha is, bought myslef a ticket and hired a guide.
Really if you have a very short amount of time then I'd say do this. Otherwise take taxis and get to the locations yourself, it's easy enough to do just make sure to use metered taxis, tuk tuks will negotiate prices and almost always be much more expensive then a taxi. I traveled around Bangkok myself for 5 days. We got rushed through the temples and didn't have enough time at each location. We even got stuck in traffic for an hour and a half and by the time we got to the Marble Temple it was closed! I should have just stayed with the reclining Buddha instead of sitting in the bus in traffic.