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Private Tour

Classic Temples of Bangkok's Old City

A journey around the main temples of Bangkok
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Things to know

Duration:

5 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Family, Friends

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Tickets to the Wat Phra KaeoWat Pho and Wat Suthat are included

Type of tour:

Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.

Other inclusions:

Free concierge service if you need any advice
Meeting points: The corner of Kalayana Matri road and Sanam Chai road

What makes this tour special

·        See the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaeo
·        Walk around Wat Pho
·        See the Phra Sri Sakyamuni Buddha at Wat Suthat

Experience Thai religious culture as you see the most iconic temples, or wats, of Bangkok’s Old City. With the help of your personal guide, you will finish the tour with an appreciation of the important yet nuanced role which religion plays in Thai life; as well as memories of the best Thai art, architecture and culture which will last forever.

Grandiosity in Central Bangkok
The prime ingredient of this tour is the Wat Phra Kaeo. While all the temples you will see during the experience are special in their own way, the Wat Phra Kaeo is widely acknowledged as the most important temple in Thailand. The reason for why this sub-complex of the Grand Palace occupies such an important position is that it is where the Emerald Buddha, a national icon of Thailand, is kept. Your personal guide will be able to tell the curious tale of the sculpture, and explain some of the traditions which accompany it (such as why it has three changes of clothes), while pointing you to curiousities of the temple itself. Each part of the temple is laden with its own special imagery but a walk around the cloisters surrounding the temple buildings, where the 178 panels tell the story of the Ramakien (the Thai version of the Hindu epic Ramayana), can be an unforgettable experience. 

Wat Pho: Aged yet Magnificent

A trip to Bangkok’s oldest temple with your guide will offer a chance to see a working temple, away from the national hub of the Wat Phra Kaeo. With many individual oddities about it – such as the role it plays as a global centre for teaching the art of Thai massage – the temple is the home to around 300 monks. While the Reclining Buddha, which fills its own building at 46m long, is a must-see, there is still a great deal of imagery and tales about this place which your guide will be happy to tell you; such as how the statues in the courtyard were once used to teach how to treat illnesses. 

Wat Suthat: Temple by the Swing

A short trip brings you to Wat Suthat. This is in the top six of Thailand’s most important temples and contains the Phra Sri Sakyamuni Buddha, an 8m high meditating Buddha that is believed to date from the 14th century. Unlike other temples, it possesses the great advantage of having a giant swing, or rather a giant swing frame, outside it. The legacy of a curious ceremony of uncertain origins, where young men swung 25m into the air to bite bags of gold embedded on the spikes at the top and bring them down to earth, it retains a certain mystique; even if the current frame is only a copy. It is unlikely it will ever again see people try their luck again though as the ritual was banned in 1935 following the deaths of participants.  

What you'll see

Wat Phra Kaeo
A majestic temple complex with the holiest figure of the Buddha in Thailand
Wat Pho
Bangkok’s oldest temple with a stupendous reclining Buddha
Wat Suthat
A temple, founded by Rama I, with an 8m bronze Buddha

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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