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Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour


Experience the best of Bangkok in a day, visit the Grand Palace, Recling Buddha and the beautiful Klongs (canals) of Bangkok with a delicious lunch.

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Hotel Pickup: 8.30
Hotel Return: On Request
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Bangkok Highlights Tour

This is a combination of our Bangkok City / Temples Tour and our Bangkok Klong Tour.

In the morning we'll visit 2 of Thailand's most impressive temples including the famous Grand Palace, where you'll find many different buildings and monuments inside this fantastic compound built by King Rama I in 1782 and the centre of power in the region for more than 150 years.

Wat Pho - Bangkok Tour

Directly opposite the Grand Palace we'll walk to Wat Pho, known ad the "Temple of the Reclining Buddha", this is the birthplace of the traditional Thai massage.

Named after a monastery in India where Buddha is believed to have lived, the the temple houses a giant 15m high and 43m long Buddha finished in gold leaf as well as 108 bronze bowels in the corridor which indicate the 108 auspicious characters of Buddha. Drop a coin in these bowls and the belief is you'll be brought good fortune.


After touring the fascinating temples of Bangkok we'll enjoy a delicious lunch in a Thai restaurant near the river.

Chao Phraya River - The River of Kings

After relaxing and eating lunch at the restaurant we'll travel in the afternoon to the picturesque Chao Phraya River - The River of Kings, and through the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi on the west side of the river from Bangkok. The City of Bangkok was built around and evolved along the banks of the Chao Phraya river, which is what made early visitors of Bangkok coin the City "the Venice of the East".

Here from the boat you'll get the chance to observe and photograph the serene traditional family homes and temples built along the waterways of the klongs, as well as heavy rice barges making their way up-stream.

The Temple of Dawn - Bangkok Highlights Tour

Next we'll hop off the boat and visit arguably Thailand's best known landmark and certainly one of it's most photographed - Wat Arun "The Temple of Dawn".

This majestic shrine was built in the seventeenth century and in the morning it reflects the suns rays with pearly iridescence.

The Temples main feature is its central prang which are encrusted with colourful porcelain.

Our Bangkok highlights tour lasts between 5 - 7 hours and is a great way to see a wide range of the best Bangkok has to offer.

Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour Reviews 5.0 / 5 based on 7 customer reviews

Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour
Me and my partner booked a few tours with BangkokExcursions after reading the positive reviews on their service. Needless to say we were not disappointed and the level of service we were given could not have been faulted. The price was also very good in my opinion for what was included on the trips, such as a very good lunch and a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, a lot of transportation around Bangkok etc...

Well definitely be using again when we return

Amy from Manchester - 26th Aug 2014
Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour
The Bangkok Highlights tour with Bangkok Excursions was fantastic, everything was timed and executed to precision, the guide clearly knew what she was doing and conducted herself in a friendly and professional manor throughout the day.

Would recommend Bangkok Excursions to anyone looking to explore Thailand with a reliable and low-cost tour operator.
Kelly from Luton - 18th Aug 2014
Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour
We didn't even know about the floating markets of Bangkok until we came across Bangkok Excursions' website but after seeing the pictures couldn't wait to see it. The long tail boat ride from Bangkok city to the markets is great, the kids loved it and the views along the river bank are great.

This is one of my fondest memories from holiday, not like any other market you would have been to, no junk or "tat", just real locals trading goods on hundreds of boats that seem to come from everywhere as the morning goes on.

Book this, you will not regret!

By the way we had spoke to another couple in our hotel who booked some tours locally and paid much more than we had on-line with Bangkok Excursions, so felt quite smug!
Billy and Fam from UK - 13th May 2014
Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour
This was a brilliant day and well worth the price we paid. Our tour guide was AMAZING, so friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Without him this tour wouldn't have been half as good. The Grand Palace is as magnificent as people tell you it is, and the Emerald Buddha is well worth as visit too.

Another great tour with Bangkok Excursions
Billy and Fam from UK - 13th May 2014
Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour
What a tour! We booked a number of tours with Bangkok Excursions after coming across their site when researching things to on holiday, and we're so glad we did!

Everyone at Bangkok Excursions was so helpful, friendly and professional, the guides especially who went above and beyond to make our day in Bangkok great (thank you Suniporn).

This tour around Bangkok don't what is says on the tin, showed us the best bits of Bangkok in a day. We saw some amazing sights and although its a long day, you wont want it to finish!

The "Klongs" of Bangkok are great and so are the views of the city from the Chao Phraya river. Bangkok's temples are spectacular and have to be explored.

Lunch was served at a lovely little restaurant next to the river and in keeping with Bangkok Excursions high standards.

This was an amazing day and one we'll never forget. Thankyou to everyone at Bangkok Excursions for making our holiday xxx
Lynn from England - 8th May 2014
Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour
This was a really fantastic day enjoyed by the whole family. Our guide was excellent, very attentive and really looked after us.

A brilliant day where you see and experience so much of Bangkok, definitely worth every penny

Charlotte and family
Charlotte Philips from Amersham - 17th Dec 2013
Bangkoks Highlights: The Best of Bangkok Tour
Hi Bangkok Excursions and Graham. Me and Andy wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic day we had with you on the Bangkok highlights tour. We saw so much and you made everything really interesting, it was definitely the best day of our holiday.

Hope to see you again when we return so we can do one of your other excursions.

Best Regards Emma and Andy
Emma from Abergavenny, Wales - 11th Oct 2013

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