The tour was quite good and i would have rated it a 4 but was very annoyed we were twien to a gem factory at the end of the tour, we were tld we didnt have to go in but then had to wait 40 minutes utside the factory t get another bus back to our hotel. I have used Viator sll over the world and have never had this problem before, I wasnt impressed.
The temples were nice but two was enough. The guide didn't give time look at the items that were for sale and I later understood why. Instead of being taken back to our hotel, we were taken to a jewel museum/gallery, ushered into a room to watch a movie and then the fun began. After the video was over, the salesman came in to take us on a "tour" which included "many great sales". Of course the sales were tracked so our tour guide got her cut. I did not enjoy this at all. I would have preferred to buy things authentic to the temples, not some side hustle.
We definitely liked seeing the temples. The guide certainly knew the traffic patterns but was not particularly informative about Buddhism or the temple art that we were seeing--more information would have enhanced our experience
Interesting tour of three temples, which lasted less than 2 hours. Although not described in Viator literature, the tour ends with a visit to a gem store, the same one as the Grand Palace tour. I was not interested in purchasing gems and would not booked the tour if I knew about gem store.
Beautiful temples and really easy to not have to do it alone, but the guide was quite repetitive and we ended in a gem store...not what we wanted.
A bit rushed and maybe something to break up seeing only buddhas
Margaret D United Kingdom
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
Tour was ok. We saw some temples and the bus and pick up times were great. The guide we were assigned to could have been better though. The information and explanations received during the tour were not about the history and architecture of the temples but more about culture in Thailand.
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.
Elizabeth T Australia
Good except for the shop at the end which was horrible!!!
Krishan S United Kingdom
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.