Things to do in Bangkok

Bangkok half-day: Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew tour


  • 4 hours in total

  • Transport, entrance fees included

  • Pickup at your accommodation

What To Expect

Spend only half a day visiting the most important sights of Bangkok! This tour is the perfect introduction to Thailand, the Buddhist faith, and regal splendor and traditions. Though no longer the royal residence, the Grand Palace remains the symbol of the kingdom.

Photography by Colin Tsoi.

The Grand Palace is a royal palace constructed in 1782 by King Rama I, after the founding of the Chakri Dynasty. Royal leaders of the country stayed in the Grand Palace until 1925, when it was reserved for official events and only parts of the area were opened to the public. Since then, they have expanded the public visiting areas and tourists from all over the world mark the Grand Palace as their top attraction in Bangkok and marvel at its magnificent architecture.

The size of the Grand Palace is 218,400 sq. meters, with walls surrounding it's 1,900-sq. meter perimeter. The main point of interest within the Grand Palace is the royal chapel Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The temple is home to the most sacred image of Buddha in Thailand. The temple is intricately designed and is a fine representation of Bangkok's “City of Angels” name.

Book this tour now and learn more about the history of the two biggest attractions in Bangkok!

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Itinerary

  • 08:00 am: Depart from your hotel to Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the capital over 200 years ago.
  • Visit Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Visit other areas within The Grand Palace including Royal Pantheon, Coronation Throne Hall, Royal Reception Hall, and Royal Funeral Hall.
  • City-sightseeing tour along Ratchadumnoen Rd.(The Royal's Way). En route you can see many magnificent temples and architectural buildings, including the City Pillar Shrine, National Museum, Democracy Monument, Golden Mountain, Thai Boxing Stadium, Anantasamakhom Palace, Parliament House, Dusit Zoo and Chitlada Palace King's Residence.
  • 12:00 pm: Arrive at your hotel.

Note:

  • Wat Phra Kaew is Thailand's most sacred temple, so please do not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts and sandals. Please wear long pants or long skirt.
  • Certain buildings in the Palace grounds are closed on Saturdays and Sundays

What's included?

  • All entrance fees
  • Private transportation: air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Pickup and drop-off at your place
  • English-speaking local guide
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Plan your trip

Children under 3 are free of charge.
Standard group
  • Instant confirmation
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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From
US$47  per person

Still have question?

How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximizes your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

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