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Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour

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    After meeting your guide you’ll board a local bus to the Grand Palace, which formerly served as the official residence of the King of Siam. Follow your guide on foot through the complex, built in 1782, and stand in awe before the revered Emerald Buddha — Thailand’s holiest religious statue carved from jade — housed in Wat Phra Kaew.
    Continue on with a walk to Wat Pho for a guided tour of this impressive temple complex. Home to the Reclining Buddha, the largest reclining Buddha image in Bangkok, Wat Pho was the country’s first public university and still functions as a center of learning for traditional Thai massage and medicines.
    Next up is a longtail boat for a trip down the Chao Phraya River, translated as the River of Kings. Explore the khlongs (canals) of Bangkok and get a glimpse into the past as you learn about what was once a vast network providing transport throughout the city once known as the 'Venice of the East.’
    After the boat journey, your half-day tour concludes at the pier. From here, you can continue exploring on your own or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    If you enjoy learning about historical culture, this trip may be very engaging for you. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the sites were incredible. Highly recommend!

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank NorthStar585441
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Although the Grand Palace is bustling with tourists, the site is worth a visit for its jaw-dropping architecture. We were expertly navigated through by Pam - I couldn’t have hoped for a better guide. The canal cruise is most enjoyable following...More

    Thank shez-2105
    Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

    We had the most amazing half day tour of Bangkok made even better by the our fantastic guide Pat. She shared insightful knowledge and was a great story teller. Pat knew the best places to stop and takes photos and even provided us with ice...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Tori F
    Reviewed June 8, 2019

    We went with Absolute Bangkok and had a fascinating day with Miss Fong who was an excellent tour guide. The river trip was great - we saw komodo dragons on the river banks and it was interesting seeing the different types of houses along the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Jenifer R
    Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

    Pepae was a great guide who knew all about what I needed to know. Kept up my interest all the way. Was the only one on the tour. While other companies might have cancelled, it was great that Urban Adventures ran the tour, as this...More

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