Half Day Thonburi Klongs and the Grand Palace
and Royal Residence
A visit to Bangkok is not complete without including admiring the grandeur of the Grand Palace after meandering
through the Klongs on the Thonburi side. Guided by us and visitors will be amazed
by the authentic side of this thriving capital.
WHY THIS TOUR?
With its prime location along the Chao Phraya River, Thailand’s heritage almost holds no boundaries when it comes using this transportation artery as the foundation for culture, history and its unquestionable connection to the Royal Family.
On one side, you have Thonburi; a community-driven part of Bangkok’s exploratory part where waterways are often seen as the main and effective means to travel around. Yet on the eastern side, the outlines of the former residence of the Rama Kings of the Chakri dynasty doom up when casting ashore. Both elements of immense importance to Bangkok, and both moulded in a fabulous tour option to fill your morning perfectly.
07:00 - 12:30
Our guide and driver await you in the morning at your hotel lobby at around 7:00am and we will head out in the direction of the Chao Phraya River. Transfer from and to your booked Bangkok hotel is included. Please contact us for pick-up and drop-off conditions for riverside hotels.
First, we head towards the Chao Phraya River to board a traditional long-tailed boat to Thonburi, the western part of Bangkok, situated on the right side of the Chao Phraya River. Its many canals had originally given Bangkok the name “Venice of the East.” Passing by boat along the canals gives you a first-hand impression of the scenic life along Bangkok’s waterways. Passing impressive sights such as the Royal Barges Museum and the Wat Arun from the water are an amazing site. The name of Wat Arun literary means “Temple of the Dawn”, but the most beautiful view of it can be seen from the east side of the river at sunset.
The Grand Palace is the “must see” attraction in Bangkok. It is an architectural wonder of golden stupas, walls and pillars encrusted in shining and colourful mosaics. Previously the residence of past Kings of Thailand, you will see palaces once used for different occasions; the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Throne Hall, the Royal Guest House and Wat Phra Kaew. The architecture is predominantly Thai, though there are some European influences. The palace served as the official residence of kings of Thailand from the 18th to the mid-20th century. The most famous building within the palace grounds is Wat Phra Kaew and this is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha houses in the main temple building, it is carved from a single piece of jade and is the most revered object in Thailand.
After this visit, we drive you back to your hotel in Bangkok at approximately 12:30pm.