Grand Palace and Main Temple Tour
Every visitor to Bangkok should see the magnificent buildings within the Grand Palace compound to get a feeling of the grandeur architectural style. Since the founding of Bangkok as the Nations capital by King Rama I, The Grand Palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family. In the present time, The Royal Family resides at Chitralada Palace while The Grand Palace is used for ceremonial purposes. The main buildings within the Grand Palace compound were built for King Rama V, who was the first Thai King to travel to Europe.
Wat Trai Mit
Have you ever seen five and a half tons of gold? Wat Trai Mit, near the Bangkok Railway Station at Hua Lamphong, is home to the famous Golden Buddha which is 3 metres high.
The Golden Buddha is believed to be 700 to 800 years old as it is in the Mara attitude, typical of the Sukhothai era. It was installed at Wat Phrayakrai in the Yannawa area of Bangkok during the reign of King Rama III where it stayed until 1931.
This is possibly the most interesting temple in Thailand as it combines history, medical science and is a center for meditaion and traditional massage training. Its official name is Wat Phrachetuphon Vimon Mangkararam Ratchaworamahawihan, although it is commonly called Wat Po. Founded during the 16th century, Wat Pho is most famous for the golden reclining Buddha that measues 46 metres and has feet inlaid with mother-of pearl. This is the main attraction that draws visitors to the temple. In more modern times, Wat Pho has gained international recognition as a meditation centre and for the traditional Thai massage that is both practiced and taught here.
- Local taxes
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
- Entry/Admission - Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
- Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Dress code is strictly enforced, please follow guidelines on voucher
Oi was fantastic! She had so much knowledge on all the temples and purchased water and fresh towels for us throughout the day. The only thing we had an issue with was that the time show on our ticket was incorrect. We were told to meet in our hotel lobby at 1:30 PM and we got a call at 8:30 AM saying they were here to pick up us! It wasn't a big issue for us, we just had to get ready really quickly. Also, the tour was closer to 6 hours instead of the advertised 4 hours, but we learned a lot! I highly recommend this tour and if you have a chance to choose a tour guide, choose Oi!
Our first trip in Bangkok with a very early start , we only had about 4 hours sleep from flying very late the previous night. A bit disappointing the trip did not pick us up from our hotel the Anantara especially when it was only our guide Ui and a driver. This caused us to have to take a taxi to the Sheraton which took about half an hour in morning traffic. That said Ui was a fantastic guide and it truly was a personal tour . Not having been in Bangkok before the heat and crowds were quite daunting and we would have given up a lot earlier had we not had Ui to lead us through. In addition this was an education , we were often asked questions on what we had been told . I think we passed the exam . We did learn an awful lot about Thai culture and Bangkok in a morning . That is just what we were seeking and although tired at the end happy to soak in the hotel pool we had a very personal and enjoyable first Bangkok experience.
Private tour, Guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Grand Palace itself was a beauty in itself with endless temples, great architectural designs and more.
Good tour of two of Bangkok's must-sees, and hotel pickup and drop-off well arranged. Saw all the highlights of the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, home to the reclining gold buddha. Take a hat and sunscreen as large parts of the palace compound tour are outside. Large crowds at the palace especially, but only to be expected!