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Bangkok City Highlights Temple and Market Walking Tour
Explore the most famous buddhist temples and visit a street market with local food.
- Explore ancient Buddhist temples
- Visit the remarkable former residence of Thailand Kings
- Walk through the local street market with fresh seafood
- Learn about the birthplace of Thai massage
- Admission fees to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple
- Admission fee to Wat Pho
- Admission fee to Wat Arun
- Professional licensed guide
- Drinking water
- Insurance under Thai law
- Personal expenses
Please note: Children 1-3 years old will be free of charge (No seat provided); Children 4-10 years old - Child age; 11++ Yrs. or higher than 130cm - full rate as adult. The tour runs twice a day: Morning (09:00-12:30) and Afternoon (13:00-16:30).
Itinerary: Morning: 09:00-12:30 / Afternoon: 13:00-16:30
08:45 - Check in at River City Bangkok Meet the group at River City Bangkok by 9:00 AM and head to the Emerald Buddha Temple by local transport. Along the way, pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous, historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island.
Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew which is commonly known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and officially as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore the Grand Palace which was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. Nowadays, the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year.
After the Grand Palace, continue to visit Wat Pho, if you've selected this option. On the way, pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market that sells dried, salted seafood and wholesale products. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho. It is on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of first-class royal temples. Learn about King Rama I who rebuilt the temple complex on an earlier temple site and how it became his main temple where some of his ashes are enshrined.
The temple is considered the earliest center for medical public education surrounded by the marble illustrations and inscriptions placed in the temple for public instructions. It has been recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Most importantly, it is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage which is still taught and practiced at the temple today.
Complete the list of must-visit temples in Bangkok by continuing your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkoks most famous landmarks. The temple is known for its giant 70-meter tower next to the Chao Phraya River and is decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass surrounded by Chinese porcelain.
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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