Bangkok Grand Palace & Temples
|Trip Duration||8 hours|
|Price per person|| |
from 48 USD
Bangkok is a city that is the most visited capital of the world. It is the combination of orient, stupidity and modernity that is visible at every step.
The charms of life on the street cause most visitors to this city feel the desire to explore it even more. Even high temperatures do not prevent tourists from getting to know street food, many street markets, and the most interesting monuments presenting rich history of the country.
In many places one can feel like in a real world because of the smiles of people, kindness and good approach to the tourists.
Bangkok is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, and the sun shines here almost every day. Even if it gets cloudy and it rains, it's just for a moment and again to return to the sun.
Meet with us all the charms of this place, become one of the guests of this unforgettable city and take a tour of what we offer for you.
Upon leaving the port at Laem Chabang, you will embark on an approximately 2-hour drive to Bangkok, one of the most sought after destinations in Asia. Occupying a space of 1,568.7 square kilometers (605.7 sq mi), it is a vast metropolis with a population of 15 million.
Visit the gorgeous Grand Palace and gaze at its golden gleaming roof. It has acted as the official residence of the Kings of Siam (now Thailand) since 1782. If it is a clear day, the golden roof will contrast nicely with the deep blue sky. Also on this tour is the Wat Phra Kaew, or Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Within the area of the Grand Palace, the Wat Phra Kaew was commissioned by King Rama I to house what is considered a sacred object: the Emerald Buddha. It is believed the Emerald Buddha was crafted in 14th Century Siam, but there is debate on whether or not it originated from India or Sri Lanka.
You will then proceed to see another sacred site: the Wat Traimit, or Temple of the Golden Buddha. Again, you will be enthralled by the golden roof top spire crowning the ghostly white temple building. The Golden Buddha, measuring 3 meters (9.8 ft) tall and weighing 5.5 tons, is the largest golden Buddha statue in the world, comprised of nine pieces. Its history is equally impressive in how it was discovered through an accident. In 2010, a new building was constructed to house the immense golden masterpiece.
Not far from the Wat Traimat is Chinatown, where your guide will lead you through its morass of market stalls, food vendors, and shops. Though it is a 1 kilometer strip within Bangkok, Chinatown is packed with sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that will tantalize your senses. You'll either be able to purchase a lunch here or near the Chao Phrya River. Your guide will assist you in finding a good place to eat and order your meal.
After time in China Town can see Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad) the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses, forget me nots, orchids, lilies and more. Most of them sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in each, and prices are amazingly cheap. Open 24 hours, Pak Klong Talad is most lively after midnight. If you want to see the market in full action, though, the best time to go is pre-dawn or at 3:00-4:00. This is when the roadside transforms into a kaleidoscope of bright, blooming colours, as vendors receive floral goods from each flower-growing area in the country. Flowers range from local species (jasmine, chrysanthemum, gerbera, orchids, lilies, roses) to imported species such as tulips, snapdragons, iris, lisianthus, delphinium and more.
The last temple you will visit is Wat Arun. It was envisioned by King Taksin in 1768. It is believed that after fighting his way out of Ayutthaya, which was taken over by a Burmese army at the time, he arrived at this temple just as dawn was breaking. He later had the temple renovated and renamed it Wat Chaeng, the Temple of the Dawn. It used to be the home of the Emerald Buddha, before the capital and Palace was moved to the other side of the river. This can now be seen at the Grand Palace. Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location, but also because the design is very different to the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat Arun (or temple of the dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water.
After that place will be time to return to your transportation for the ride back to the port in Laem Chabang. However, you will have collected memories (and hopefully photos) of an experience in a city that most can only see in their dreams.
|Shore Excursion Size||Join tour|
|Shore Excursion Type||Cultural|
|Shore Excursion Duration||Full day tour|
|Pick up Port||Klong Toey Bangkok|
|Recomended Dress |
Comfortable seasonal clothing, heat, sunglasses, to Grande Palace over all shoulders and all legs.
Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. A collapsable wheelchair cant't be accept to this tour.
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