Grand Palace & Thonburi Klong with Wat Arun by LB - Half Day
You will be picked up at either 08:00 or 13:00. Take a long-tail boat through Bangkok’s canals to discover the city’s local ways of life and iconic monuments. Start with a ride along the Chao Phraya River, also known as ‘River of Kings’. Admire the passing skyline where glittering pagodas stand in the shadows of towering skyscrapers.
The boat then turns off the main waterway and onto the canals, or ‘klongs’. See why Bangkok is often called the ‘Venice of the East’, while cruising along the intricate network of canals. Capture glimpses of small villages on the water’s edge and enjoy the slower pace of life away from the city centre.
Cruise back onto the Chao Phraya to visit Wat Arun, a 79-metre high pagoda built in a style similar to Angkor Wat. Meaning ‘Temple of Dawn’, Wat Arun is one Thailand’s most beautiful temples.
Cross the river and disembark at one of Bangkok’s busiest piers. Take a short walk to the glittering Grand Palace, which has been the seat of Thailand’s revered Royal family for more than two centuries. Explore this spectacular complex of palaces, temples and museums and learn about the history of the Royals. Before leaving, pay a visit to the Emerald Buddha image, one of Thailand’s most sacred statues.
After this fabulous excursion along Bangkok’s klongs, return to the hotel.
- Appropriate dress is required for a visit to palaces and temples. Shorts, mini-skirts, tight fitting trousers, sleeveless shirts or vests, and sandals are NOT allowed.
- Klong Tour by Longtail Boat
- Grand Palace consists of three parts:
The Temple, the main grounds will be open every day year-round from 08.30 - 15.30
The Palace, covering the museum and exhibitions, will be closed on certain dates, normally Thai public holidays
The Chapel, the chapel housing the Emerald Buddha statue, will be closed on certain dates, normally Thai public holidays
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