Half Day ROYAL GRAND PALACE AND BANGKOK CANAL TOUR.
HALF DAY Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Canal Tour (DSTH)
Explore the Canal and see the people live along the river
Visit Wat Arun, the Thailand’s most important religious site
Visit the Grand Palace, a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok
On this sightseeing tour of Bangkok's canals (or klongs, as they are known locally) you will travel by a motorized boat on the Chao Phraya River to see the serene family homes and temples dotted along the waterways which inspired Bangkok's reference as the "Venice of the East". The canals around Bangkok serve as a natural highway for many local Thai people going about their everyday business, such as transporting their merchandise, in particular rice, to and from the rice fields. A stop will be made at the beautifully decorated Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, which is one of Bangkok's most iconic landmarks and the most famous of the more than 400 Buddhist temples and monasteries in the city. It is then onto the Grand Palace complex. This Grand Palace complex includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keow) carved from one piece of solid translucent Jade. To round off the tour, we call in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewelry, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices.
Approx. 5 hours
Included (selected hotels only)
min. 2 pax
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
Pickups from Bangkok city hotels start at 07:00. Hotel 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
English speaking guide tour with professional local guide