Discover the very best of Bangkok in this incredible 1-day Bangkok shore excursion. Take a scenic speedboat ride on the Chao Phraya River to see famous landmarks, such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and Royal Barges Museum, dotted along the waterways. Learn about the reinvention of Thai silk trade at Jim Thomson House. If you have time, mingle with locals and tourists alike at the exuberant Asiatique night market.
Meet your private guide and driver upon pickup from Laem Chabang (or Klong Toey) Port, who’ll drive you to the sacred Wat Phrakaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Venture deep into the Grand Palace grounds to see Thailand’s holiest site – the Emerald Buddha. Marvel at the impressive Thai architecture and lavish design of the Grand Palace complex. Visit the Royal Grand Palace, where many Thai Royal Family’s ceremonies take place.
Next, board a long tail speed boat to cruise the Bangkok Canal, passing by the Royal Barges Museum, which houses several impressive barges with excellent details in the workmanship. Once war vessels, they are now used in royal processions, such as celebrations or religious ceremonies. Along the way, you’ll also see the Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun), one of Bangkok’s most iconic landmarks. Expect to find locals doing their daily businesses along the canals, such as transporting rice.
Continue on to visit Wat Pho which is home to the Reclining Buddha Statue impressing with 15 metres tall and 46 metres long. Explore this sacred religious site by wandering through many little temples around the main hall. Trip ends when your driver transfers you back to port at a nice time.