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Interesting tour. Downside was that it was a special day (5th day/5th month/55 year in Buddist calendar) so very busy at each temple.
Well worth doing the private tour. Our guide made the trip most enjoyable, giving us excellent information about the different Temples and Buddha's their positions and what they represent etc etc, bringing in some humour as well. Just about the right length time wise, at least for us. A must do whilst in Bangkok.
We are so amazed how big is the reclining budha. We took alot of pictures.
Very good value for money, we felt very spolit with our private car and tour guide. He was very helpful and showed us great places in bangkok along the way to the temples. The temples are BEAUTIFUL, i couldn't stop staring at the solid gold Buddha. I definately recommend to anyone visiting Bangkok! The only downside is that they take you to a jewellery factory (Without any notice) and basically try and make you buy something. It was a major tourist trap and it ruined a perfect day out! I still reccomend though, only for the temples. They are amazing.
This was our 1st trip to Bangkok so we did this tour too see the majority of temples. We did visit many temples on the day. the last stop is the Gem Factory which is not on the itinerary!
Once again, wonderful guide and very informative. Loved having the private tour so we could have time to wander around. I would always do a private tour as it can cater to our interests and if we wanted to spend more time in an area, we could.
Well worth doing, just the guide and the two of us. The day was really hot. The guide definitely knew his history.
This is worth seeing if you have the time, but not essential.
Our guide was excellent and gave us not only a tour but an insight into Thai culture. Our bonus was that there was only us two so we had the undivided attention of the guide.
We took the private tour and our guide had answers for everything. Plus, we had all the leg room we wanted!
The tour guide was very informative, and this tour was well worth doing.
The temples were very nice. This is a must-go place in Bangkok.
The tour was well organised and informative. The guide was knowledgeable but needed prompting. We could not understand why, but she wouldn't come with us into the temples, except the last one, so once in we were left without much commentary. The wats were worth seeing. We didn't feel rushed, and the guide allowed sufficient time for photos.
We had a very good guide who allowed us enough time to really take in all the sights. We were never rushed, which makes it so much more enjoyable. Private tours are worth the little bit of difference in price.
A tour either private or public is a must in order to fully appreciate the temples, in this case 3 were visited. Guide was good. At the end we were dropped at a gem factory store not on the tour - shown a movie of gem making in Thailand. A bit of a tourist trap in a way and dropped back to our hotel with another group, instead of the private tour return. The tour is however, worth doing. Since the weather is so hot and humid do two separate tours. One of just the Grand Palace and the other of 2-3 other temples. You'll be glad you did!
Impossible to describe the grandeur of the temples - it simply has to be seen!
I enjoyed this tour a lot and the guide was very good.
My friends and I were debating if we should book this tour or if we should just visit the temples on our own. We booked it because we wanted to learn the history of the temples and also get hotel pickup and drop off. Our tour guide spoke limited English with a heavy Thai accent, and most of what he said was lost because we could not understand him. At a point, we gave up on trying to understand him. Besides, it seemed like he was talking more about his personal opinion on the spiritualism and economics of the country than giving us any real history behind the temples. I'm sure we would've enjoyed this tour a lot more if we actually understood what we were looking at, but instead we just visited the temples, took pictures, and left. On our way back, we were taken to the Gem Factory (I guess that was an add-on), we didn't buy anything, but we could tell the purpose of taking us there was for us to purchase, because there wasn't much to learn about creating gemstones. All in all, I would advise the company that operates this tour to get tour guides that can speak proper english and are easily understood. The temples, itself, were absolutely breath taking.
Overall a good tour. Although our guide seemed a little rushed for time and we didn't get to walk around some of the temples as long as we'd like.
The guide arrived early and then seemed to rush us through the tour. It may be that there was quite a bit to see or the fact that there was a protest march around which we had to detour towards the end. It would have been nice to have been told. He also never told us his name, which I thought a bit odd. As for the sights we saw they were amazing and the guide bought our tickets so we moved very easily through the various temples. He appeared knowledgeable about the places we visited and his English was very good. The driver was very competent and courteous.