Flexi Walking Temple Tour: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Bangkok by exploring the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple and the options for Wat Pho, local markets and Wat Arun. Enjoy this trip with an experienced, local tour guide.

About this activity

ทัวร์เดินเยี่ยมชมวัดประวัติศาสตร์ วัดพระเเก้ว วัดโพธิ์ วัดอรุณฯ

Experience

Highlight

Visit Bangkok’s must-see attractions with tickets to the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho and Wat Arun
Marvel at the Grand Palace, once the home of the kings of Siam and now a place of worship and big ceremonies
Explore the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and admire the brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics
Admire the beauty of the Reclining Buddha and learn the history of Wat Pho, the oldest and largest temple complex in Bangkok
See Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, to admire its pagoda, colorful porcelain tiles, bell tower and giant statues

Destination

Full description

Start the journey by walking 6 minutes to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Along the way, pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous, historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew which is commonly known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. 

Explore the Grand Palace which was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. Nowadays, the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. After the Grand Palace, continue to visit Wat Pho, if you've selected this option. On the way, pass Tha Thien Market, a culture food market that sells dried, salted seafood and wholesale products.

Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho. It is on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal temples. Learn about King Rama I who rebuilt the temple complex on an earlier temple site and how it became his main temple where some of his ashes are enshrined. The temple is considered the earliest center for medical public education surrounded by the marble illustrations and inscriptions placed in the temple for public instructions. It has been recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Most importantly, it is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage which is still taught and practiced at the temple until today.

Complete the list of must-visit temples in Bangkok by continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks which is known for its giant tower, next to the Chao Phraya River, standing 70 meters high. The temple is decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass surrounded by Chinese porcelain.

Includes

  • Admission fees to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple
  • Admission fee to Wat Pho (if option selected)
  • Admission fee to Wat Arun (if option selected)
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Drinking water

Important information

Meeting point

Tha Maharaj (Maharaj Pier) The meeting point is right in front of Starbucks Coffee shop inside Tha Maharaj community mall. Once there, please look for a guide holding a GetYourGuide sign. Address: 1/11 Tha Maharaj, Trok Mahathat, Maharaj Road, Praborrommaharachawang, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200 Accessible by: • Local taxi/tuk-tuk • Chaophaya express boat: Go to Sathorn Pier by taking the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin Station. Take the blue flag boat from Sathorn Pier directly to Tha Maharaj

Important information

Know before you go

Know before you go
Participants on this tour should note that the chapel is a national shrine and you will be required to wear proper attire: no bare shoulders and knees, or strapless-heel shoes
Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect
Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings
Restroom facilities are available
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Join with small group at meeting point
Grand Palace only ( 1 Temple )
Adult 1363 Baht/pax
Child (5-10Y) 1095 Baht/pax
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Grand Palace and Wat Pho ( 2 Temple )

Adult 1726 Baht/pax
Child (5-10Y) 1290 Baht/pax
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Grand Palace , Wat Pho , Wat Arun ( 3 Temple )
Adult 2200 Baht/pax
Child (5-10Y) 1643 Baht/pax
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Deposit for reservation 500 Baht/person


 

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