Explore the Royal Grand Palace, Bangkok’s main tourist attraction
Visit Thailand’s holiest religious statue carved from jade at the Wat Phra Kaew
If there's one thing you must see while in Bangkok, it's the architectural masterpiece known as the Royal Grand Palace. This half-day tour sees you exploring almost every corner of the palace complex with a guide and soaking up royal history, including the Wat Phra Kaew – the temple that houses the revered Emerald Buddha.
Until 1925, the palace was the official royal residence for the Kings of Siam and their governments. And as you tread past its collection of pavilions and golden spires, you'll be transported back in time. You'll also visit the elaborately decorated Royal Chapel – or Wat Phra Kaew – and see the Emerald Buddha, carved from a solid piece of jade.
You'll have plenty of time to admire the palace's ornate architecture, whose intricacy and richness never fails to impress. To round of the tour, you'll head to a lapidary factory to browse handicrafts, jewellery and silk products.
Approx. 4 hours
Approx. 07:15 hrs.
Included (selected hotels only)
min. 2 pax
Smart Casual. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. No flip flops or open shoes are allowed.
ENG (AM & PM)
Pickup from Bangkok city hotels start at 07:15 with daily operate
Pickup from hotels in Suvarnabhumi, Bang Na, On Nut, Don Muang, Viphavadee, Thonburi is subject to supplement charge
Hotel pickup/drop off (selected hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned van
Professional local guide
Parts of the Royal Grand Palace and /or Wat Phra Kaew can be closed during special royal or Buddhist ceremonies and during visits of foreign heads of state.