• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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This private half-day guided tour of Bangkok's gilded temples and royal palaces showcases the stunning architecture, rich culture and ancient history of this popular destination. Follow a local guide to the iconic Grand Palace, then venture to Wat Pho and Wat Traimit. Lunch, admission, and transport are included.

Highlights

  • Half-day private tour of Bangkok temple and Grand Palace
  • Explore Bangkok's most famous palace and oldest wat
  • See the Golden Buddha, Emerald Buddha and Reclining Buddha
  • Guide, transfers, admission and lunch included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace

Buddha Statue at Wat Pho in Bangkok

Follow a local guide through a half-day tour of Bangkok's most iconic architectural wonders. Start things off at the Royal Grand Palace, near the banks of the picturesque Chao Phraya River, and wander the temples, pagodas and well-kept gardens of this essential city stop. The famed kings of Siam called this stunning gilded palace home from 1782 until 1925. Visitors can see the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha and check out the Gautama Buddha that was carved from a single of piece of jade.

After exploring the city's most famous royal home, head to Bangkok's oldest temple, Wat Pho. See the famed golden Reclining Buddha, stretching some 140 feet (43 m) long. Explore the temple interior decorated with some 1000 images of Buddha. 

This memorable tour concludes with a visit to Wat Traimit Temple, where the 5.5-ton, solid gold Buddha lives. Widely believed to be nearly 700 years old, it was discovered in 1954, hidden in a plaster casing that hid its true value. 

Travelers should remember to wear long pants or knee-length skirts and have shoulders covered when entering the temples and palace.

Customer Reviews

Brittney9087

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our Guide was highly informative and friendly. We enjoyed this tour.

Brittney9087

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our Guide was highly informative and friendly. We enjoyed this tour.

Lisa United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Ask for Cindy when you book! She was the best guide we had on our trip. She was early to pick us up, made sure we always had food and water, gave us excellent information at each sight and was beyond kind. We had planned to go to the weekend market after our time with her and she wanted to make sure we got there quickly because we had limited time due to a flight out that evening so she took us to the subway station, helped us buy our passes, and rode with us to the correct stop to make sure we got there. She even sent us on our way with treats. She went far above and beyond and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. This tour was perfect to see all the main points in one if you have limited time. Highly recommend!

Jane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Well worth the money. The guide was lovely, and restaurant nice and clean and good menu

Robert

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This is why a private tour is sometimes the only way to go.
Oddi, our excellent tour guide, was on top of everything throughout the day.
She made sure we got to see the temples we chose and she even recommended
how we should do it. She knows exactly which part of the temple to see first to avoid the crowds.
Her command of the history was exemplary as she was able to answer all of our questions.
She even helped us with suggestions for the rest of our time in Bangkok.
Unfortunately, the crowd was overwhelming at the Grand Palace. Thousands of Thai people wearing black
paid homage to their recently deceased King. Other than that, the temples were amazingly resplendent in gold color
and the architecture a treat for the eyes.

Ian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

What an experience. We met the guide at the allotted time and she showed us all of the sights outlined in the itinerary. The guide was fantastic and made the day for us. She didn't rush us from one palace to the next but took her time in explaining the history. We had lunch and ended up at one of the major jewellers. The whole day lasted for more than 8 hours and in my opinion was money well worth spending. Highly recommended

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