Open every day

Duration incl. transportation: 5-7 hours

Grand Palace or hotel pick-up

Max people: 6

Strict dress code

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Bangkok Essential Temple Tour

In this rich cultural tour, we will explore the three most prominent temples in Bangkok.

Starting off at the magnificent Emerald Buddha Temple, located inside of the Grand Palace, you will see Thailand’s most adorned (and mysterious) Buddha statue. Tread carefully as the giant demon guardians watch your every step! Next on, we will cross the Chao Phraya River and climb up the central tower of Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn, to admire its intricate decoration close up. Ultimately, we will take a look at the treasures of Wat Pho which have been recognized by UNESCO as a “Memory of the World”. It is in this old monastery where the world-famous Reclining Buddha resides.

The Bangkok Essential Temple Tour is a great introduction to Buddhist temples and highly recommended for first-time travelers in Thailand!

  • Giant demon guardian protecting the Emerald Buddha Temple
  • Monkey figure inside of the Emerald Buddha Temple
  • Mural painting showing a scene from the Ramakian with Hanuman
  • Statue of a Chinese lion at Wat Pho

Excellent guide & well-paced tour

I recently went on a tour of the Bangkok main temples with Binn. My friends and I found him to be a very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive guide, and I’d recommend him strongly on that alone. He was very happy to answer any of our questions about the temples and about Thailand in general.

What made Binn really stand out to me, though, was how well he paced the tour – I could see that he was tailoring the amount of information, time spent at different sites, when to take short breaks, etc, to match our rising and falling energy levels throughout the morning. As a result, I think we got a lot more out of the tour than we would have otherwise. Thank you, Binn!

Kat D.

Smart & Funny Guide!

My friends and I are so glad that we toured with Binn. He was extremely knowledgeable about the temples, funny, smart, and kind. I can’t imagine visiting these sites without him, as we would have missed so many historical details and facts. He even quizzed us a bit about some of the information he was giving us, which made me really retain a lot more of what I learned during my time with him. Would recommend a tour with Binn to anyone!

Caroline H

Eye-opening tour of Bangkok’s beautiful temples

This tour was a lot of fun. Binn is full of knowledge about Bangkok and its temples, but he isn’t boring. He offers a good selection of curious observations and amusing anecdotes that keeps things interesting. He also knows some secret places and good angles for taking photos. He’s well-organized but also flexible. Highly recommended for everyone!

Matthew R

Typical itinerary

8:00 Optional pick-up at your hotel (central Bangkok)

9:00 Grand Palace & Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)

11:00 Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

15:00 Drop-off at your hotel (optional)

Highlights

  • Visit the most venerated Buddha statue in Thailand
  • Learn about the basic structures and the role of a Buddhist temple
  • Hear about the Ramakian story as you walk along the longest mural painting in the country
  • See a miniature of Angkor Wat
  • Climb up the iconic tower of Wat Arun
  • Admire the largest reclining Buddha in Bangkok

Price

Number of adults* 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price (THB) 2,250 3,750 5,250 6,750 8,250 9,750
Number of adults* Price (THB)
1 2,250
2 3,750
3 5,250
4 6,750
5 8,250
6 9,750

*18 years or above (minimum 1 adult per group)

Price per child 120cm / 4 feet or taller: 950 THB

Price per child under 120cm / 4 feet: free

The temple admission prices for children are based on their height instead of their age.

Included

  • All entry fees (750 THB/person)
  • Accredited tour guide (English, French and German speaking)
  • Accident insurance

Excluded

  • Public transportation
  • Lunch

Please note

  • This is a private tour and uses public transportation only.
  • The pick-up service is limited to hotels within central Bangkok. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed after booking and is based on the location of your hotel and traffic conditions.
  • If you don’t require pick-up, I will provide details for the meeting point.
  • There is a strict dress code for visiting the Grand Palace. Please refer to my FAQ section for more information.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a hat and/or sunglasses.
  • Also let me know if you have any special dietary needs.
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