Grand Palace, The Emerald Buddha Temple and Canal Tour
Half Day Tour
TOUR CODE : CTB013


Thailand, a paradise that offers you the unlimited exotic attractions. The land of a lengthy history and developments as a nation you would excitedly explore, the land of speechlessly beautiful places nature bestowed upon us, the people of the land of smiles, all lingerie waiting for your visit and embroider the impression you could bring back home.

Visit the most famous Grand Palace, no one could miss while traveling in Thailand. Then let yourself be flown away in a Long-Tailed Boat along the unique canals with lot of old Thai houses, temples and ancient places lining up the whole route of Chao Phraya River trip.  An interesting way of seeing different Thai ways of life.

The Grand Palace, This magnificent complex of buildings was begun by King Rama I in 1782, following the pattern used during the Ayutthaya period.  The river formed a moat on one side while the site of Temple of The Emerald Buddha corresponded to that of Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a chief temple of Ayutthaya.  The palace contains a number of halls, residences, pavilions and other historically significant buildings. The Emerald Buddha Temple, or Wat Phra Kaeo, adjoining the Grand Palace is a truly dazzling sight with its glittering spires and vivid statuary.  Not only is this a most sacred site, it also surely qualifies as one of the Wonders of the World.  The Jade Emerald Buddha image stands on an altar 11 meters tall and is protected by a nine-tier umbrella.  The Main Chapel, or “Ubosot”, is elaborately decorated. 

The Emerald Buddha Temple or Wat Phra Kaeo, adjoining the Grand Palace is a truly dazzling sight with its glittering spires and vivid statuary.  Not only is this a most sacred site, it also surely qualifies as one of the Wonders of the World.  The Jade Emerald Buddha image stands on an altar 11 meters tall and is protected by a nine-tier umbrella.  The Main Chapel, or “Ubosot”, is elaborately decorated.

Let yourself be flown away in a Long-Tailed Boat along the unique canals with lot of old Thai houses, temples and ancient places lining up the whole route of Chao Phraya River trip. An interesting way of seeing different Thai way of life. Temple of Dawn was built during the glory day of the Ayutthaya period and was originally called Wat Makok. Then Ayutthaya fell to Burma and was later liberated by King Taksin. As he sailed down the river to look for a location to build the new capital, he saw the sunrise at Wat Arun. So it has been known as the Temple of Dawn Since. The most attractive structure in this temple is the 67 meters-high pagoda or Phra Prang, which is decorated with ceramic tiles and fragments of multi-colored porcelain. And the most beautiful view of it is from the east side of the river at sunset. 

On the way will passing Royal Barge Museum,  The barges were used on Royal occasions and formerly served as war vessels. The most beautiful barge is Sri Suphannahong used by the King only when he made his Royal river procession for the Kathin Ceremony, a Buddhist tradition of offering robes to monks that usually takes place in October or November.

 
 Tour Schedule

Our tour guide in purple and navy blue uniform will meet and greet at the hotel lobby.  Depart hotel for your first visit The Grand Palace. On the way, drives passing China Town, it is Thailand’s best known and biggest gold trading center with 132 gold shops scattered along it. Visit Grand Palace, former residence of the Kings of Siam with its glittering public rooms and throne hall.  The most famous Grand Palace no one could miss while traveling in Thailand, which is still used for official functions and Royal ceremonies. The Royal Chapel and The Emerald Buddha Temple in the same compound are the most sacred objects to the Buddhists of Thailand followed by the visit of Museum of Textiles the various sets Queen wore with the jewellery while meeting people from all parts of the world is the way to let people learn about Thai textile and fashion evolution.

Then, enjoy your wonderful waterway journey and let yourself be flown away in a Long-Tailed Boat, see native life along the unique canals with lot of old Thai houses, temples and ancient places lining up the whole route of Chao Phraya River bank and get some cool breezes.  The route is passing Temple of Dawn, the most attractive structure in this temple is the 67 meters high pagoda, which is decorated with ceramic tiles and fragment of multi-colored porcelain and then will passing Royal Barge Museum, displayed here are the most important vessels in the 51 barge Royal fleet, which under takes Grand River processions on special occasions.  The 44-meter long barge with the graceful, bird-like head and long beak is “Sri Suphannahongse” in which The Royal Family rides.   And transfer to your hotel.


Tour Rate:
1 Person:  Baht  5,70
2 Persons: Baht 3,750 each

3-4 Persons: Baht 3,300 each
5-12 Persons: Baht 2,900 each

The rate mentioned is based on English speaking tour guide, others language will be at the surcharge of Baht 2,500 per tour.

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Tour Includes:
- Welcome Garland
- Natural Mineral Water and Cold Towel
- Private Car
- Transportation
- Travel Insurance Certificate
- Reliable First Class Services
- Exclusive Professional Tour Guide
- Admission Fees

Tour Excludes
- Alcoholic Drinks and Meals (Lunch)
- Extra Transportation

Dress Code:
- Respectful dress is required at the Palace. Mini-skirts and shorts are not allowed.
- Lady's need to cover the shoulders.
- Footwear: Sandals are acceptable
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