The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

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Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

(1828)
Duration: 8 hours
Take a personalized tour in and around Bangkok for a unique look at Thai culture and lifestyles. Your personal guide works with you to tailor a full-day itinerary to the city's top attractions, such as the Grand Palace and Floating Market. Explore distinct neighborhoods, browse the shops, and see key sights all in one day.
Attractions: The Grand Palace

Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

(606)
Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy Bangkok at night on a 2.5-hour dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River.

Cruise on a luxurious riverboat that will take you on a leisurely ride along the Chao Phraya River.

Settle into a seat in the boat’s comfortable, warmly furnished dining room, or watch the brightly lit Bangkok skyline glide by from the deck.

Cruise slowly along the river, passing under bridges and right in front of two of Bangkok’s most famous riverfront landmarks — the Temple of Dawn, known as Wat Arun, a Buddhist temple that dates back to the 17th century, and the Grand Palace, the official residence of the King of Thailand (and historically the King of Siam) since the late 1700s.

When you’re ready to eat, head to the large buffet of Thai dishes and desserts. Your meal is accompanied by a live band and other local entertainers.

Bangkok's Grand Palace Complex and Wat Phra Kaew Tour

(303)
Duration: 3 hours
Ask anyone who has been to Bangkok what their 'must see' list of the city entails, and without fail they'll include The Grand Palace. This half-day sightseeing tour in Bangkok can be taken in the morning or afternoon and will allow you the opportunity to explore the complex, accompanied by a local guide. The Grand Palace Complex is home to a number of attractions including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).
Attractions: The Grand Palace

Discover Bangkok's Temples and Travel by Longtail Boat on River of Kings

(123)
Duration: 4 hours
Feel like a king on the River of Kings, gliding through the waters of the Chao Phraya River on a longtail boat. Experience famous sights and hidden gems through the eyes of a local. Prepare to be wowed by Bangkok’s Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho. Marvel at the dazzling Grand Palace and revered Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew. Discover secret Thai communities that live amongst the ‘khlongs’ or canals.
Attractions: The Grand Palace
Private

Bangkok's Must-Do Highlights Tour with a Local

(211)
Duration: 3 hours
Bangkok has so much to offer and its locals are ready to show you the highlights and must-sees of their city! Enjoy Bangkok to the max on a 3-hour private tour with your favorite local and discover the cultural beauties of the city. From markets to temples, this experience will open your eyes to Bangkok's splendor and local charm. Get ready to embrace the local folklore with a visit to the colorful Pak Klong Talad Flower Market. Its vibrant atmosphere and lovely flowers will brighten your day! Hear more about Bangkok's tradition and why this market is a pitstop where the locals go get their offerings before going to the temple. Cross the Chao Phraya River through the Memorial bridge where the 'Temple of Dawn' awaits. Take in the surroundings of this holy local temple and be amazed by this architectural gem. Your local insider will explain everything about this striking landmark from its history to its religious significance. Ready for a ride? Hop on a tuk-tuk and get around the city to your next must-see, a lesser known temple that used to be a royal monastery. And to keep moving around like a local, how about a ferry ride? Hop on and cross the river for a visit to the Grand Palace. Enjoy the spectacular view and discover more about its history and relevance for Thai people. This private tour is 100% personalized around your preferences and wishes. Pick the local you like the most and let them make your Bangkok's dreams come true.
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Bangkok's Highlights on a Long Tail Boat & Tuk Tuk

(159)
Duration: 4 hours
Come with me on a private tour around Thonburi, the old capital of Thailand, and discover its beautiful highlights. The best part? You'll do it like a local, on a long tail boat and tuk-tuk ride! The 'khlongs' of Bangkok are the perfect way to navigate the Thonburi area. On a scenic ride, you'll be able to see from the water the locals' daily lives and routines from both sides of the canal. Wave hello to the locals as you cruise around the khlongs and experience the friendly smiles and vibes from this community. And who knows, maybe we'll encounter a few mobile food vendors, who have their charcoal grill rigged up in the boat itself and are busy cooking while paddling around the khlongs with admirable dexterity! During this private ride, we will pass must-see landmarks of Bangkok like The Memorial Bridge, The Flower Market, The Royal Navy Headquarters, many temples, shrines, and restaurants. A place that's worth a visit is Baan Silapin or The Artist's House, a few hundreds of years old house turned into a gallery with local artwork, photography and a puppet theater. It is one of Bangkok's hidden gems! Visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. Climb to the top to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Chao Phraya river and the neighborhood. Here's your next ride! A tuk-tuk that will take us to the Temple of the bells also known as Wat Luangphor Toh which was built in the Ayutthaya period. I'll tell you all about its story surrounding the bells and plenty of other local insights surrounding this magical temple. And now it's time to move on to the Wang Lang market - a famous market for eating and shopping, full of street cart vendors. This market is a locals' favorite! To finish with a bang, head up to the Wang Lang Pier and take in the view and this beautiful place's surroundings. As a personalized offer, after exploring the pier, you can add a visit to the Grand Palace or Wat Pho. Let me know if you wish to add more stops to our incredible itinerary or any other requests you might have. I'll make them happen!
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Share a Morning with Thai Monks

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Duration: 3 hours
Have you ever wondered about the hidden and mysterious lives of monks? What do they do during the day? How do they live their lives? What activities and rituals do they perform in their daily routines? Now is your chance to not only take a peek into the hidden lives of monks, but also to participate and build merit as they do. Come to take a stroll in an ancient ritual performed only during the crispy dawn hours, as the rising rays of the morning sun pierce the darkness of the previous night and reveal the new day of spirituality and discovery. By very special permission of the resident monks, I have been given the chance to provide the rare opportunity to bring a guest (or two) along for the Collecting Alms activity as the monks make their way around the Bangkok temple district collecting food for the day. You will have the opportunity to assist first hand in the Collecting Alms process by performing the duties of a temple boy," and will also get the opportunity to share in the morning meal with the monks. Space is extremely limited so join us for a morning of magic and mystery and make your trip to Thailand an unforgettable one. --- What should I wear? You can wear any casual polite clothing that covers your shoulders and your legs below the knees. A simple t-shirt or collared shirt is recommended. A long(er) pair of shorts is recommended as pants may be too restrictive (and sweaty). You will be walking short distances so comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. How should I get to the meeting point? (1) Hotel Pickup - If you are staying within the city center area, please let me know what HOTEL you are staying at and I can pick you up at 0500. (2) Meetup Point - If you are not staying in the city center, the meetup point is the Tha Tian Market Building, at the corner of the intersection of the Grand Palace and Wat Po. It is highly recommended for you to tell me the hotel that you are staying at for a personal pickup (in the city center). If you are not staying in the city center area, please schedule a taxi with your hotel/hostel so that they can provide you with a wake up call and ready transportation so early in the morning. To arrive at 05:00am, it is recommended for you leave before hand, around 04:30am depending on your distance from the meeting point. What if I arrive late? We will make every effort to provide to you as much of the activities within the remaining allotted time, but i can NOT provide any "make up" time as this activity is heavily time sensitive. Please take this as a warning and as an encouragement to prepare your mind, spirit and body the night before and come with an open mind and an open heart. --- Things you should be aware of: - This experience is limited to 1 or 2 guests to respect the tranquil life of the monks and to make this a unique and private experience for you. - You are a guest of the monks and of the temple, and of their living space. Please be respectful and mindful of your conduct accordingly. You do not need to be particularly Buddhist or religious or spiritual but we do ask that you are courteous in your conduct. Assistance will be provided for your convenience. - All guests (male & female) may participate in the Collecting Alms activity. - This activity begins at 05:00 am​ in the morning. Please be mindful of the early start time and access your dedication to the rare opportunity. Please get plenty of rest the night before, stay hydrated and bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. Once the activity begins, you (and your body) will awaken very quickly to a refreshing and spiritual journey. - This activity involves walking for small distances and carrying light loads (of food and water). - This experience will conclude 30mins early (0730) to offer a Breakfast option, which will include the food that is collected during the Collecting of Alms activity. You will have up to 3 options: - eat the leftovers from the monks (default option) - eat at a local vendor (if available) - return to your hotel to eat breakfast there As the monks can NOT make requests during the collection process, the variety of food can vary greatly by what the community offers. I can NOT fully guarantee to be able to accommodate for all dietary preferences, as the spread can be quite random. Perhaps, if your dietary preferences are NOT made by physiological necessity, you may consider making an exception for the opportunity or forgiving us for our inability to fully provide for your needs. - In the event that there is a special holiday/celebration/festival/event/circumstance, the itinerary is subject to change due to availability. We will make every effort to provide to your satisfaction, an experience equal to the original offerings above. If you have any questions, you are always free to reach out! Looking forward to meeting you for this unique, spiritual journey!"
Attractions: The Grand Palace

Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temples: Half Day Tour

(74)
Duration: 4 hours
Uncover the royal and spiritual riches of Bangkok with this cultural half-day guided tour that will give you the possibility to admire the architectural masterpiece of the Grand Palace and the wonderful Wat Pho and Wat Traimit temples. Join this small group tour led by a professional local guide that start at 8.00 am.
Attractions: The Grand Palace

Buddhist Landmarks and a Royal Visit

(52)
Duration: 4 hours
Combining two tour programs into one half day and see the magnificence of three of the most amazing temples, and see the Grand Palace, former home of the Kings of Thailand, one only can image that this will be a must-do tour when in Bangkok.

• See three of Bangkok’s most revered temples
• Enter the large realm of the former Grand Palace
• Get a view of the daily hustle and bustle in the capital;
• Be guided by true local experts in their country;
• Return transfers from and to your hotel are included
Attractions: The Grand Palace
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Bangkok’s Royal Realms of the Chakri Dynasty - Grand Palace

(55)
Duration: 4 hours
A visit to Bangkok is not complete if you plan to skip the former Kings’ residence. The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siamese court. The enclosed Wat Phra Kaew houses one of the most revered Buddha images of the country.

• Admire the beauty of the former palace of the Thai Kings
• See the various halls and buildings, each with its own function
• Pay respect to the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew
• Learn about the importance of the Royal Thai Family
• Return transfers from and to your hotel are included
Attractions: The Grand Palace
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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples and Grand Palace

(13)
Duration: 6 hours
Uncover the royal and spiritual riches of Bangkok with this private half-day guided tour. Admire the architectural masterpiece of the Grand Palace, and see the Emerald Buddha at Wat Pho and the Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit. Lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport by private minivan are included.
Attractions: The Grand Palace

Morning Buddhist Almsgiving, Grand Palace and Flower Market Tour in Bangkok

(9)
Duration: 5 hours
Experience Thailand like a local, by giving alms to Buddhist monks! This 5-hour tour includes a visit to Bangkok’s largest flower market and a comprehensive tour of the Grand Palace—a combo that’s a Viator Exclusive, available nowhere else. Rise in the early morning for your almsgiving in front of a local monastery like Marble Temple (Wat Benchamabophit). Then step foot inside the famous Wat Phra Kaew to view the Emerald Buddha. Numbers are limited to 8 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group and professional local guide.
Attractions: The Grand Palace
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Private Tour: Bangkok Evening Experience with Thai Dinner by Chao Phraya River

(8)
Duration: 4 hours
Be enchanted by Bangkok at night. After the sun sets, head to the riverside for a sumptuous Thai dinner overlooking beautiful Wat Arun. Drive through the old city to see the Grand Palace and Wat Pho illuminated against the night sky then browse a buzzing evening market brimming with flowers.

Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha - Half Day Private Tour

(8)
Duration: 4 hours
This tour takes you to the founding place of Bangkok. As Chakri Dynasty came into being and Power in 1782, it ushered a new era in development of Bangkok. The first building of consequence was the Grand Palace that served as the official residence as well as the administrative block of the Royal family until 1925. Today the Grand Palace is still used for important ceremonial purposes.

Discover the elaborate architecture and regal elegance of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, explore the gardens and courtyards of the large complex with your guide. The Grand Palace houses one of the worlds longest murals on its wall, that depicts the saga of 'Ramakien' or the Thai Ramayana.

Vist the the sacred Buddhist temple of Wat Phra Kaew, home to the Emerald Buddha - one of the most revered Buddha Idol in Thailand.
Attractions: The Grand Palace