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Bangkok Grand Palace Tour

You simply cannot visit Bangkok without viewing the Grand Palace complex and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, unquestionably one of the wonders of the world today.

The Grand Palace complex is unquestionably a must-see for all visitors to Bangkok as you will discover on this fascinating guided tour.

Get picked up from your hotel and head toward the official residence of the Kings of Siam and Thailand—the Royal Grand Palace, built in 1782. Your guide shares insight into the architectural styles and Thai decorative techniques on display in the riverside compound.

Cross the lawns and courtyards to reach Wat Phra Kaew. Regarded as the most sacred temple in Thailand, this temple's main building houses the 26-inch-tall (66-cm) Emerald Buddha, an astonishing, centuries-old statue carved from one large piece of jade. The Buddha's gold outfits are changed by the king during a special ceremony at the start of each new season to bring good fortune to the country.

Next, roam the complex of the Grand Palace with your guide, admiring the proud golden domes, inspirational spires, mosaics of glass or porcelain, and exotic, richly carved wall murals. Depending on religious ceremonies and royal visits, you might even be able to enter the Coronation Hall and Royal Funeral Hall before leaving, making a stop to shop at the Gems Gallery.

Experience Includes

  • Guided visit to the Grand Temple complex
  • Pick-up and drop off from central Bangkok hotels
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Services of an English-speaking guide

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and beverages.

Start times

8.30am or 1.10pm. Hotel pick-ups commence around 60 minutes before the tour start time.

Duration

Around 1.5 hours inside the Grand Palace complex.

Terms & Conditions

  • The dress code at the Grand Palace in Bangkok is strictly enforced. The following clothes are strictly not allowed as outer garments for both ladies and gentlemen: Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, and tights; See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers; Sleeveless shirts or vests; Sandals (without ankle or heel straps); Rolled-up-sleeved shirts; Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers.
  • All visitors are required to show their passports to enter the Grand Palace. Note that if you do not bring your passport on the tour, you may be denied entry onto the palace grounds.
  • Please note that children over 120cm will be charged as adults.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 24 hours prior to departure. No refunds are given for no shows or cancellations made within 24 hours of departure.
  • Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required for this tour to operate.