Explore Bangkok the fun way on a private tour with local transport such as skytrain, water taxi, and the famous tuk tuks.
We start the day at the wholesale flower market which opens around the clock. Fresh flowers are big business here since they are indispensable in Buddhist ceremonies. Thais use them for both worships and decorations. Apart from colorful sights and beautiful aromas, this is also a good opportunity to taste various kinds of fresh tropical fruits.
With a fun tuk tuk ride we go from the flower market to our next stop, where we visit Wat Pho that houses the country’s most beautiful reclining Buddha with an impressive length of 46 meters. Besides being the temple with a stupa containing the ashes of Chakri Dynasty’s first king, this temple was once a “medical school” for people who wanted to study Traditional Thai Medicine. Courses on Traditional Thai massage are still being offered.
Then, we cross the river to Bangkok landmark, Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. The 67 meters high corn-shaped pagoda or (Pra Prang in Thai) represents Mount Meru, the center of the universe in Buddhist-Hindu cosmology. The Prang which is “supported” by demons, monkeys, and divinities is surrounded by the four continents. The structure’s exterior is decorated with small pieces of Chinese porcelain, a unique feature introduced in the reign of King Rama III.
We take a break at a riverside restaurant where a delicious Thai lunch is freshly prepared for you.
Later on, we take you on a relaxing long-tailed boat tour to see the local life in the Venice of the East. Explore the canals and enjoy the view of wooden houses on stilts.
Optional attractions are also available. If you want to make the most of your time in Bangkok, you can personalize your tour on the booking form:
- Replace Wat Arun with a stroll down the streets of Chinatown for a more local experience in one of the oldest and most interesting districts of Bangkok, you will still be able to see Wat Arun from the long tailed boat.
- Add Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (emerald Buddha Temple), if you don’t mind the crowds then this is a spectacular place to visit, we will start around 8:00.
- Enjoy a 30-minute relaxing traditional Thai or foot massage at Wat Pho temple
- Visit Jim Thompson House (includes a guided tour by museum guide)
This private tour in Bangkok is organised exclusively for you, no others will join.
Note: This tour can be organised with luxury minivan if more comfort is required, a tuktuk ride can still be done. Minivan is also recommended for families with small children, and groups of 5 or more participants. You can book this version at: Bangkok Highlights tour by minivan.