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Bangkok Walking Tour: Temples, Grand Palace And Flower Market Small Group tour
In Bangkok, age-old traditions intersect with a modern urban landscape, beckoning exploration. And what better way to uncover its gems than on foot? Immerse yourself in a unique blend of culture, history, and vibrant life as you stroll through the heart of the city.
Bangkok’s temples, also known as ‘wats,’ are not just places of worship. They are the soul of the city, repositories of its history and culture. On this walking tour, you’ll get to visit some of the city’s most renowned temples under the expert guidance of our knowledgeable guides.
Wat Arun: A Dawn-Lit Spectacle
Named after the Hindu god Aruna, the “God of Dawn,” Wat Arun is a masterpiece. Its intricately detailed spires rise majestically against the backdrop of the Chao Phraya River, making it a must-visit and a photographer’s dream.
The Grandeur of the Grand Palace
Another highlight of the tour is the Grand Palace. This palatial complex, with its shimmering spires, gilded rooftops, and ornate details, speaks of an era of unparalleled grandiosity. Adjoining it is the Wat Phra Kaew, the temple that houses the revered Emerald Buddha.
As the sun dips and the day’s heat wanes, the Bangkok Flower Market comes alive. It’s a sensory treat, with the scents of fresh blooms wafting in the air and an array of colors as vendors lay out roses, orchids, lilies, and more. The tour offers a glimpse into the city’s daily life, contrasting the commercial hubs Bangkok frequently represents.
Designed specifically for small groups, this tour ensures personalized attention. With a cap of just nine participants per group, it’s perfect for solo travelers looking to bond with fellow enthusiasts. Our guides not only know the sites well but also weave stories, ensuring you experience the tales behind the landmarks, not just see them.
Experience Bangkok as it was meant to be seen: on foot, at a leisurely pace, absorbing every detail. Dive deep into its history, revel in its culture, and let the city’s soul captivate you. Book your spot now and embark on a journey of discovery!
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Our first stop will be Bangkok’s Flower Market. With hundreds of flowers on display, it’s the perfect pick me up to start the day. We’ll then make our way to Wat Phra Kaew as seen on the one Thai Baht coin.
Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, this sacred site is known for the huge Buddha statue made from jade, as well as panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline.
We’ll also explore the Royal Grand Palace, which was home to the royal family until the early 1900s.
We’ll board a riverboat to our next stop, Wat Arun (also known as the Temple of Dawn). Nestled beside the river, you’ll see this temple as featured in the 10 Thai Baht coin. The monument is decorated with colorful mosaic designs that make it a popular photo-op. Snap a shot or two before we head to lunch at a local restaurant and fill ourselves with tasty Thai dishes.
We’ll continue on our way with our next stop, Wat Saket. Known as the Temple of the Golden Mount due to its large gleaming chedi seen from miles away, this two Thai Baht coin site is famous with the locals and offers a spectacular view of the city.
Our last stop, as seen in the five Thai Baht coin, is Wat Benchamabophit. It’s also called The Marble Temple for its material, with its white walls and numerous Buddha statues. We’ll spend an hour marvelling at the untraditional architecture and tranquil grounds before heading back to the drop-off point.