What a beautiful spectacle and the tour guide was so informative!
The grand palace is quite extraordinary. A complex set of buildings without apparent order, every where you look there are works of art, the meanings of which are not always evident without guidance. Remember to look at the detail of the decoration which is quite beautiful.
This was a very interesting tour. As I have been to BKK many times I had never done
this tour, but I will say paying extra for a private tour guide was worth it.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and quickly guided us through the hordes of people to quieter spots where he could expalin everything without having to shout to be heard. He also knew all the good photo points. Be sure to take a hat on a hot day as the heat becomes unbearable as the complex is walled in and gets no wind. We actually cut our tour short as we could no longer take the heat.
Tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. Unfortunately he barely mentioned any of the mythology and creatures embellishing the decor that we were most interested in. He did give other decent narratives and summarized Buddhism well. He wasn't especially good with a camera either which meant we don't really have any good couples shots from there that would have been nice to have (but he did try). The Grand Palace will most likely be a highlight in your tours of Bangkok.
Guide was very helpful and eager to make sure we had a great time.
Amazing to see the detail on the statues. Tour guide looked after us well and gave plenty of info.
This was my second time to the Grand Palace, but the first time for my son, who loved the visit. We were collected on time in a nice car. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and it was very interesting learning about the history of the Palace. I've given this tour 4 stars as afterward, we were dropped off at a gem factory/store which I couldn't remember whether this was included in the trip as I'd looked at so many different tours. Note: Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are in the same place. Definitely worth doing.
Judith E United Kingdom
Interesting first insight into Thai culture. The guide was excellent giving good commentry on the way to the Palace. The Grand Palace itself is definately worth visiting and we were given plenty of time to view the various areas within the grounds.
Marcia P USA
Guide left message, arrived right on time. Private tour was great, guide quite knowledgeable, helpful, polite.
Stephen N United Kingdom
Although this is something that is a 'must do' in Bangkok. My advice is 'don't do it with a hangover from the night before'! We enjoyed the trip, our guide was well informed, witty and spoke excellent English. I would not hesitate in recommending this trip.
Richard F USA
The tour was a bit short, certainly not a half day- but worth doing.
Eryl U Australia
Guide was great, knew everything, as they all seem to in Asia. When tour was over, he and the driver said they had no tours in the arvo and they could take us for the rest of the day free, and they did. It was one of our best days in Bangkok in 5 visits, service PLUS.
Jennifer T Australia
The tour was certainly private with only people on this tour being my wife and I. The guide was very informative and spoke very good English.
Paul C Australia
Bangkok can be a little daunting to navigate for first time visitors. If you have limited time in Bangkok, as we did, a private car and guide is a good way to see and hear about the incredible Grand Palace and Temple complex and see some other city sites and get some cultural and historical insights along the way. Unless you're hankering to buy some jewelery, keep politely but firmly declining the visit to a jewelry outlet that may be offered as "a standard part of the tour". Just ask to be dropped off at one of the big shopping malls near your hotel and shop for what you want at your leisure.
Stuart R United Kingdom
An amazing experience and we loved it. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and taking a private tour means that you don't have to wait around for people coming back to the bus thus making most of our time at the Palace. Thoroughly recommended.
Stephen B USA
We had a wonderful tour guide who was so informative. We took our time and really enjoyed the sights. On our private tour, we pretty much set our own pace, within reason, which made it most enjoyable for my older Uncle. In a group, I don't think we would have gotten as much out of it because there is only so much time to move several people around.
Verna K W France
Extremely good and knowledgeable guide. The Grand Palace is definitely a must see.
This tour was very good.
Tour guide was very nice and very informative however the 2 locations visited were too little for a whole morning. Recommend to include the reclining Buda in the same tour.
It poured down rain when we visited. Did not get to see much. Throngs of pushy Chinese tourists. Would recommend going first thing in the morning, it might be better.
Our guide arrived promptly, was courteous and polite. However we did find it difficult to understand him at times. He was a good guide and very informative. Unfortunately after the temples he took us to a clothing shop and a jewellers outlet. Frankly we would have rather visited another place of interest than these outlets!
The tour was fine, the guide was knowledgeable. However, we didn't like being driven to a gem/souvenir store at the end of the tour. We had absolutely no interest for this commercial display.
The tour guide spoke very bad English. We didn't appreciate the jewellry makers stop at the end of the tour. We felt very under pressure to buy something when all we wanted to do was walk around by ourselves. When we left without buying anything the lady that had followed ALL THE WAY around the store seemed very annoyed!
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