Thonburi Klongs & Grand Palace Morning Excursion
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: PMCE8L
The waterways of Thonburi and the Grand Palace of Bangkok offer you a spectacular window into the world of Thailand's capital. This half-day tour through the lively heart of the city shows you some of its most elegant sights and lets you see the centuries of history behind them.
It begins when you set out from your hotel and ride to the Chao Phraya River, where you board a traditional long-tailed boat. Your ride along the klongs, or ancient canals, gives you a look at local life along the waterways, along with impressive sights like the magnificent Royal Barges Museum and the towering pagoda of Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn.
Next, step ashore for a visit to the Grand Palace, an architectural wonder that blends traditional Thai and European styles with its golden stupas, classical pillars, and colorful mosaics. Within the palace complex, you can see the Wat Phra Kaew, one of Thailand's most sacred Buddhist temples and home of the famed Emerald Buddha, before a drive through the streets brings you back to your hotel.
Morning excursion to must-see landmarks in central Bangkok
Wondering at the architectural structure of the Grand Palace
Relaxed cruise along the calm & mighty river of Chao Phraya
Visiting the most sacred temple in the city, Wat Phra Kaew
Ample photo opportunities against the lovely stupa & pagoda
Guided tour of the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple
Chao Phraya river cruise in a long-tail boat
Roundtrip transportation to and from most central Bangkok hotels
Live tour commentary provided in English
Beverages, bottled water, and snacks
Children 1 and younger are complimentary.
Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day.
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Bangkok hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
Dress code: No sleeveless tops showing shoulders. No
see-through garments. No dresses above the knee. No short pants or three
quarter pants. No sports-wear. (Should visitors be required to change, there
are places just outside the palace where inexpensive, yet appropriate, clothing
can be bought).
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
At the end of this tour we will visit Gems Gallery
International, the world's biggest jewelery and gem centre. Transport back to
your hotel will be available when you wish to leave. Just inform your guide or
Gems Gallery staff.