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Private Tour: Temples Tour of Bangkok

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Thailand, Thailand
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5 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

Visitors can find it hard to navigate their way around Bangkok’s many must-see temples. This private tour removes the guesswork, taking you to the three most distinguished shrines with a personal guide to shed light on their history and treasures. Visit Wat Traimat, home to the world’s largest solid-gold Buddha, ride a boat across the Chao Phraya River to ornate Wat Arun, and tour Wat Pho, with its gigantic reclining Buddha.
  • Private top Bangkok temples tour
  • Visit Wat Traimat, home to the world’s largest solid-gold statue of a seated Buddha
  • Ride a boat across the Chao Phraya River to Wat Arun, known as the Temple of Dawn
  • Admire Wat Arun's ornate spire and golden image of Buddha
  • Tour Wat Pho, home to a giant reclining Buddha, the largest in Bangkok
  • Learn about each temple’s history, significance, and treasures
  • Personalized attention from a private guide, with entrance fees, boat ride, and hotel pickup and drop-off included
Meet your guide at your central Bangkok hotel, and hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, gaze at the bustling streets as you travel to your first destination: Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha).
Admire the elaborate exterior, and go inside with your guide to view its crowning glory: the world’s biggest solid-gold image of Buddha. Admire the 10-foot (3-meter) statue, hearing how it weighs 5.5 tons (4.9 metric tonnes) and was carved in the 13th century, during Thailand’s Sukhothai period.
Next, drive through bustling China Town and past Bangkok's central flower market into Rattanakosin, the old city. Continue to a pier on the Chao Phraya River, and enjoy a scenic boat ride across the water to Wat Arun, known as the Temple of Dawn.
View the striking temple, famous for its 259-foot (79-meter) pagoda-style spire, and head inside to see the golden Buddha image and murals in the main hall. Then, cast your eyes over the main spire, whose exterior is encrusted with intricate, colored glass mosaics and Chinese porcelain.
Afterward, cross back over the river, and stroll through a vibrant market to Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. One of Bangkok’s largest temples, this ornate complex was Thailand’s first public university, and a center for the teaching of astrology, medicine, and literature.
View the chapels, murals, ceramic statues, and rare artifacts here, and admire the showpiece: a stunning 150-foot (46-meter) horizontal statue of Buddha, covered in gold leaf.
Walk the statue's length, and feast your eyes on the mother-of-pearl decorations on its feet — in themselves measuring 16.4-feet (5 meters).
Your tour then finishes with an early afternoon hotel drop-off.

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The temples tour was awesome. Miss...
Darin T
, Jul 2018
The temples tour was awesome. Miss Sakorn Donphaisri, from Mam Holidays, was a great tour guide. She gave me a brief history about the history about the three temples that we went to. I went on a private tour so she was helpful in taking photos for me. I got to spend a good amount of time at each location. The temples were beautiful and breathtaking. I would highly recommend going on this tour and request Miss Sakorn Donphaisri as your tour guide.
Our tour and tour guide were...
Beth C
, Jul 2018
Our tour and tour guide were fantastic! We were able to see three beautiful Buddhist temples, hear the history of all of them, and watch a group of Buddhist monks chant. Our tour guide was very kind and knowledgable. She also took many pictures for us and sent us the pictures after the tour was complete. I highly recommend booking this tour!
Fantastic tour and amazing guide...
Vikram S.
, Mar 2018
Fantastic tour and amazing guide! Khun Aey was excellent. She is knowledgeable, friendly and professional. She knew exactly where to go and what to see and was very helpful. Thanks again for a wonderful tour!
Very friendly and knowledgable quite...
James W
, Feb 2018
Very friendly and knowledgable quite who went above and beyond
This tour was perfect. My tour...
Darian L
, Jan 2018
This tour was perfect. My tour guide, Aey, made it super enjoyable and was knowledgeable about everything she showed me. I was in Bangkok for a short amount of time, and alone. This private tour was perfect for my circumstances; would recommended for small groups or couples too!
We were picked up on time in a clean...
Ellis F
, Jan 2018
We were picked up on time in a clean and well driven car. Our guide Aei was extremely informative, friendly and courteous. We were not rushed and allowed to go at our own pace. We recommend this tour.
First time to Bangkok. We weren't...
Meagan C
, Dec 2017
First time to Bangkok. We weren't sure where to start with tours, but this one was faboulous.! Our tour guide Miss Banjamat Lacharoche was Very knolagable and gave us great insight and history. I recommend private tours over group ones, private car and u can ask all the Q's u want without feeling silly.
The sights were amazing. Booking a...
Nathalie T
, Dec 2017
The sights were amazing. Booking a private tour was expensive but worth it if you are part of a couple or a small group. Arrangements for booking were appropriate but it would have been nice to receive confirmation of the pick-up time the evening before. My guide was very friendly and considerate, and professional at all times. Made my day so much easier. If you have just arrived and are not familiar with the city, it is worth it. You get to visit 3 temples and get taken from site to site in a private vehicle with a driver except to go from temple 2 to temple 3, where you can enjoy a very short boat ride. You may want to ask to return to temple 3 after temple 2 or organise the short boat ride yourself, as Wa Pho is very close to the flower market and there are also some pretty good eateries.
Since I traveled just days before...
trudy e
, Nov 2017
Since I traveled just days before the memorial ceremony for the King, this tour 1/2 day tour was customized for me to work around the traffic and site closures. The substitutions were good, plus my preferred requests were met. My only complaint was that we made an unscheduled stop at a jewelry mart which was a complete waste of 30 precious minutes since I was in Bangkok only a day and a half. I didn't want to complain because it was the guides first job with the tour company. Nonetheless, I would use them again and set the boundaries on the shopping stops.
Initially miscommunication about the...
carol m
, Nov 2017
Initially miscommunication about the place and time of pickup caused anxiety, But ur guide was friendly and helpful. She took pictures and emailed them. We saw the most popular temples in a timely fashion.

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