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Buddhist temples, residence of kings past, a long-tailed boat

Visit some of Bangkok’s most famous temples and the Grand Palace before letting yourself be taken away in a long-tailed boat. Cruise along unique canals with old Thai houses, religious sites and ancient places along the Chao Phraya River. Roadbook connects you with Thailand’s tradition in a city that is rapidly evolving. The Grand Palace is the former residence of the Kings of Siam with its glittering public rooms and throne hall.  The palace contains a number of halls, residences, pavilions. The complex is still used for official functions and ceremonies, including State Dinners for visiting royalty and foreign heads of state. The magnificent complex of buildings was built by King Rama I in 1782, following the architectural style used during the Ayutthaya period. The Emerald Buddha Temple, or Wat Phra Kaeo, adjoining the Grand Palace, is a truly dazzling sight with its glittering spires and vivid statuary. The Emerald Buddha, which is actually made from jade, is seated 11 meters above and is protected by a nine-tier umbrella.  The Main Chapel, or “Ubosot”, is elaborately decorated. The Royal Chapel and The Emerald Buddha Temple in the same compound are the most sacred objects to the Buddhists of Thailand. Temple of The Reclining Buddha, or Wat Pho, is one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples.  Built over 200 years ago it houses the gigantic gold-plated Reclining Buddha. This unique image is 46 meters in length and 15 meters high with beautifully inlaid mother of pearl soles. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called “Thailand’s First University.” Temple of The Golden Buddha, or Wat Traimit, is known for its famous Golden Buddha, constructed during the Sukhothai period. The image of solid gold is 3 meters high and weighs 5.5 tons. The image covered by stucco for more than 700 years.  In 1955 the stucco was accidentally cracked, revealing a Buddha of solid gold underneath.

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15,000 THB

HK$2,939HK$20,446

Per person

What to expect

Your Roadbook guide will meet you at your hotel, and bring you through Bangkok’s Chinatown, which is Thailand’s best known and biggest gold trading center with 132 gold shops. A notable site along the way is the Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market, the biggest wholesale market for all varieties of cut flowers. The first stop will be The Golden Buddha Temple. You’ll then visit the Grand Palace and the The Emerald Buddha Temple. We will make a stop at the of Museum of Textiles showcasing pieces worn by Thailand’s Queen Sirikit in her international travels and meetings with foreign dignitaries.. In the afternoon, journey through Bangkok’s famous waterways and canals in a long-tailed boat, see local life up close and see old Thai houses, temples and places of by-gone eras lining the Chao Phraya River banks. The route also passes Wat Arun—Temple of Dawn—with its 67 meter high pagoda decorated with ceramic tiles and fragments of multicolored porcelain. You will also see the Royal Barge Museum, displaying the 51 barge Royal fleet used in grand processions on special occasions. The 44-meter long barge with the graceful, bird-like head and long beak is “Sri Suphannahongse” where The Royal Family rides. Enjoy feeding fishes in front of the temple. Afterwards we return you to your hotel.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.

What to expect

Your Roadbook guide will meet you at your hotel, and bring you through Bangkok’s Chinatown, which is Thailand’s best known and biggest gold trading center with 132 gold shops. A notable site along the way is the Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market, the biggest wholesale market for all varieties of cut flowers. The first stop will be The Golden Buddha Temple. You’ll then visit the Grand Palace and the The Emerald Buddha Temple. We will make a stop at the of Museum of Textiles showcasing pieces worn by Thailand’s Queen Sirikit in her international travels and meetings with foreign dignitaries.. In the afternoon, journey through Bangkok’s famous waterways and canals in a long-tailed boat, see local life up close and see old Thai houses, temples and places of by-gone eras lining the Chao Phraya River banks. The route also passes Wat Arun—Temple of Dawn—with its 67 meter high pagoda decorated with ceramic tiles and fragments of multicolored porcelain. You will also see the Royal Barge Museum, displaying the 51 barge Royal fleet used in grand processions on special occasions. The 44-meter long barge with the graceful, bird-like head and long beak is “Sri Suphannahongse” where The Royal Family rides. Enjoy feeding fishes in front of the temple. Afterwards we return you to your hotel.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.

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Buddhist temples, residence of kings past, a long-tailed boat

Visit some of Bangkok’s most famous temples and the Grand Palace before letting yourself be taken away in a long-tailed boat. Cruise along unique canals with old Thai houses, religious sites and ancient places along the Chao Phraya River. Roadbook connects you with Thailand’s tradition in a city that is rapidly evolving. The Grand Palace is the former residence of the Kings of Siam with its glittering public rooms and throne hall.  The palace contains a number of halls, residences, pavilions. The complex is still used for official functions and ceremonies, including State Dinners for visiting royalty and foreign heads of state. The magnificent complex of buildings was built by King Rama I in 1782, following the architectural style used during the Ayutthaya period. The Emerald Buddha Temple, or Wat Phra Kaeo, adjoining the Grand Palace, is a truly dazzling sight with its glittering spires and vivid statuary. The Emerald Buddha, which is actually made from jade, is seated 11 meters above and is protected by a nine-tier umbrella.  The Main Chapel, or “Ubosot”, is elaborately decorated. The Royal Chapel and The Emerald Buddha Temple in the same compound are the most sacred objects to the Buddhists of Thailand. Temple of The Reclining Buddha, or Wat Pho, is one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples.  Built over 200 years ago it houses the gigantic gold-plated Reclining Buddha. This unique image is 46 meters in length and 15 meters high with beautifully inlaid mother of pearl soles. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called “Thailand’s First University.” Temple of The Golden Buddha, or Wat Traimit, is known for its famous Golden Buddha, constructed during the Sukhothai period. The image of solid gold is 3 meters high and weighs 5.5 tons. The image covered by stucco for more than 700 years.  In 1955 the stucco was accidentally cracked, revealing a Buddha of solid gold underneath.
Starting
Per Person

What to expect

Your Roadbook guide will meet you at your hotel, and bring you through Bangkok’s Chinatown, which is Thailand’s best known and biggest gold trading center with 132 gold shops. A notable site along the way is the Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market, the biggest wholesale market for all varieties of cut flowers. The first stop will be The Golden Buddha Temple. You’ll then visit the Grand Palace and the The Emerald Buddha Temple. We will make a stop at the of Museum of Textiles showcasing pieces worn by Thailand’s Queen Sirikit in her international travels and meetings with foreign dignitaries.. In the afternoon, journey through Bangkok’s famous waterways and canals in a long-tailed boat, see local life up close and see old Thai houses, temples and places of by-gone eras lining the Chao Phraya River banks. The route also passes Wat Arun—Temple of Dawn—with its 67 meter high pagoda decorated with ceramic tiles and fragments of multicolored porcelain. You will also see the Royal Barge Museum, displaying the 51 barge Royal fleet used in grand processions on special occasions. The 44-meter long barge with the graceful, bird-like head and long beak is “Sri Suphannahongse” where The Royal Family rides. Enjoy feeding fishes in front of the temple. Afterwards we return you to your hotel.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.