In between the skyscrapers, towers, traffic and buzz of humanity, Bangkok hides a secret: a network of waterways that you can travel on without the stress of fighting traffic. We'll ride along the Chao Phraya or River of Kings and explore the "khlongs" or canals in a traditional long-tail boat through traditional old neighbourhoods on the quieter side of the river. We'll continue to the Grand Palace, home to the Thai King for 150 years. Strolling through the grounds feels like walking through an Asian version of Alice in Wonderland — the buildings are so dazzling they almost don’t feel real. We'll tell you all about the history of Thai royalty and the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. This place is considered to be the spiritual centre of the nation, a visit you can't afford to miss. Our last stop is Wat Pho, another temple that is integral to the Buddhist religion and home to the famous golden reclining Buddha. A must-see for any visitor, but many only see the reclining Buddha here. We'll take you through the grounds of the temple complex - one of the biggest in the city - where Thai massage was born and there are many other stories to tell. From here we can point you towards our favourite local restaurants for lunch and show you how to get to wherever you want to go next. We've got plenty of suggestions for other things to see in Bangkok - just ask!
Pam, Nai & Team
We - Pam, Pat, Nai, Mond & A - are the Bangkok Urban Adventures team. We're passionate licensed local guides based in the old city and two of our must-see sights are the Royal Grand Palace and Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It's great to see the famous landmarks but we also want to show visitors a different perspective, and a traditional long tail boat ride along the "Chao Phraya" or River of Kings and into the canals or "khlongs" will give you just that - a chance to see the local side. We'll also tell you about our culture and traditions. This is one of our Lonely Planet Experiences powered by Urban Adventures. These bring stories to life in the best-loved cities around the globe. Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations Guidebooks
Entrance Fee to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho is included
We use a private traditional Longtail boat for our ride along the River of Kings and into the "khlongs"
The Grand Palace & Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho are two of the must-see sights in Bangkok. We'll combine them with a traditional Longtail boat ride on the Chao Phraya (meaning River of Kings) and head into the "khlongs" or canals to see the city from a completely different perspective. This gives you the opportunity to visit both famous sights and hidden gems, exploring through the eyes of a local expert.
最多可有6位年满6周岁的参与者参加。 Dress requirements to enter the Grand Palace are very strict. Please ensure your clothes cover your shoulders and waist (scarves or shawls worn over sleeveless tops are not permitted). Trousers must be ankle-length, and skirts below…
Please note the strict dress requirements for entering the Grand Palace. The order of touring/route may change depending on the water levels in the river/khlongs The tour is 4-5 hrs usually ending 12:30-1pm at Wat Pho near the MRT, River and local restaurants You may join an Urban Adventures Group