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
  • Figure of a mythic being at the Emerald Buddha Temple
  • Monkey figure inside of the Emerald Buddha Temple
  • Mural painting showing a scene from the Ramakian with Hanuman
  • Tower showing Phra Phai in a niche at the Temple of Dawn
  • Statue of a Chinese lion at Wat Pho

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)


  • 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


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 above: 1350 THB

Price per child under 120cm / 4 feet: free


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


  • 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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