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  • 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
The Temple & River of Kings tour starts and ends in Bangkok. The Temple & River of Kings is a City Sightseeing tour that takes 5 hours.

In between the skyscrapers, towers, traffic and buzz of humanity, Bangkok hides a secret: a network of waterways that you can travel on without the stress of fighting traffic. Join this Bangkok tour to ride a longtail boat along the canals to see another side of Thailand's relentless capital. 
 
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4.7 - Excellent Based on 7 reviews
Excellent
Ms. Jayani D. At
5 - Excellent
“The trip was fabulous. Our Leader Wawa did an amazing job! She was very patient, friendly, helpful and pleasant.”
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Mrs. XU A. At
4.5 - Excellent
“The guide Gof is very nice guide. Im very happy to travel with her”
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Mr. William G. At
5 - Excellent
“Gung was a great guide, very knowledgeable on culture and history. She made sure we had memorable experiences. Gung even carried my back pack for part of the tour, thanks Gung.”
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Mrs. Birgit M. At
5 - Excellent
“Gof was awesome thank you”
Itinerary
Forget your guidebook — the real stuff comes from the mouths of the locals! Explore some famous landmarks as well as hidden gems on this Bangkok day tour that takes you through the city by boat and on foot.

You’ll begin this Bangkok tour by walking to the pier, where you’ll board a longtail boat down the Chao Phraya River, also known as the River of Kings. The name of the river perfectly reflects this part of the tour; you’ll feel like royalty on your relaxing journey! This river is also the reason why Bangkok is known as the ‘Venice of the East,’ and you’ll explore this nickname further as you glide through the network of khlongs, or canals. Many of the khlongs have been filled in over the years and converted into roads. These roads have turned into little Thai communities, and as you swoop through the waters you’ll discover insights into these neighbourhoods. This area of Bangkok feels like a world away from the busy streets and chaos, and a welcome break from the bustling city centre!

You’ll continue by heading over to the Grand Palace. Strolling through the palace grounds feels like walking through an Asian version of Alice in Wonderland — the buildings are so beautiful they almost don’t feel real. But bet your bottom dollar, they’re real alright! Your local guide will tell you all about the history behind the palace and the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. This place is considered to be the spiritual centre of the nation, making it a visit that you cannot afford to miss.

From one beautiful temple to another, you’ll move on to Wat Pho, another temple that is integral to the Buddhist religion in Thailand. It’s home to the famous golden reclining Buddha and is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. This is one of the most popular things to do in Bangkok, and with our local guide to take your through the temples, you’ll hear all the secret stories and local knowledge about the place.

Your tour will finish up at Wat Pho, from where you can continue to explore, or your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation. This tour shows you a truly unique side of the city that you won’t find on any of the other day tours in Bangkok, and it gives you the opportunity to visit both famous sights and hidden spots, exploring them through the eyes of a local.

 
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  • Tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.
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Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Bangkok, Thailand/ Bangkok, Thailand
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Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : Lobby of Nouvo City Hotel, 2 Samsen Rd, Soi 2, Pranakorn, Bangkok. Address in Thai for taxis: Nouvo City Hotel โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี 2 ถนน สามเสน 2 บางลำพู เขต พระนคร กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200   Meeting end point : Wat Pho
CancellationCancellation for this Temple & River of Kings tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
Trip Details
  • Your Trip

    This day tour in Bangkok is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

  • Dress Standard

    Dress requirements to enter the Grand Palace are very strict. Please ensure your clothes cover your shoulders and waist (scarves or shawls worn over sleeveless tops are not permitted). Trousers must be ankle-length, and skirts below the knee. Please do not wear ripped, torn or see-through clothes or items that are very tight fitting such as yoga pants or leggings.Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot and humid Bangkok climate. 

  • Tipping

    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour

  • Closure

    The order of touring and route of the khlong (canal) tour may change depending on the water levels in the river and individual khlongs. 

  • Additional Note

    All travellers are required to show their passports to enter the Grand Palace. Note that if you do not bring your passport on the tour, you may be denied entry onto the palace grounds.

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