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Top 5 must do Tours in Bangkok – How to Best Consume the Big Mango

There are a number of fantastic and pretty reasonably priced tours available to tourists visiting Big Mango. Here's an overview of the 5 most popular tours!

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Tour of Bangkok City, Temples and Grand Palace

This tour covers the main Bangkok tourist attractions – the Grand Palace complex, Wat Phra Keow and Wat Pho. The tour prices generally include admission fees to the three main sites and transport costs. Get picked up outside your hotel, ride through Bangkok city centre, and witness the magnificence of the Grand Palace with its grandiose architecture and luxurious halls; if you're lucky you might get to see the Royal Funeral Hall and Coronation hall as well! Within the palace grounds is also the revered, ancient, Emerald Buddha statue – made entirely out of a single block of jade – housed inside Wat Phra Keow temple. Indeed, no trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to one of its largest temple complexes, Wat Pho, which is home to the 46m long, golden, Reclining Buddha statue.

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River Cruise to Ayutthaya Ancient Capital

The ancient Royal Capital of Ayutthaya is saturated with a rich and riveting history. The guided tours usually take up an entire day and cover all of the region's most intriguing attractions and include a fantastic boat ride along the famous Chao Phraya River. Ayutthaya was once the capital of the 14th century the Siamese Kingdom and is now a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. The region is home to beautiful spiritual sites, including Wat Mahathat, home of the ancient Buddha statue encased within a tree, and Wat Na Phra Men which survived the fires of the Burmese Invasion. Ayutthaya is also where Bang Pa-In, the former summer abode of Thailand's Royal family, is located. The picturesque palace has numerous gardens, ponds and pavilions that provide fantastic photo opportunities.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak is a famous floating market located on the canals of Damnoen Saduak District. The calm canal waters are packed with vendors on small boats selling piles of fresh fruits and vegetables and vibrantly coloured handicrafts. Stay at a nearby hotel or apartment such as Emporium Suites by Chatrium, and after a scenic tour through Samut Songkram Province, cruise along Damnoen Saduak's canals, immersing yourself in the local culture. Guides will provide abundant information on the fascinating and timeless lives and livelihoods of those residing in the area. On some tours, you can even learn the process of making coconut sugar!

4

Bridge over the River Kwai and the Historic Railway

War history buffs will particularly enjoy these day long tours! The tour involves travel by boat, road and rail, and takes you through the Mueang region's historic sites where knowledgeable guides will share tales about Prisoners of War camps that were set up there during World War II. The tour will also stop by the Prisoner cemetery and the JEATH War Museum, where you can learn more about Thailand's involvement in WWII and observe numerous war mementoes. Long-tail speedboat rides are taken to Bridge 277, or the Bridge over the River Kwai as it is more widely known, and you can walk along the bridge to check out the lively local markets nearby. Finally, ride the Death Railway through precipitous cliffs and thick jungle! Usually, a fantastic lunch is laid out inside the jungle at the end of the tour with a delicious selection of Thai cuisine.

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Dream World

A tour that will leave you breathless with pure exhilaration! Tours pick-up guests from their hotel and take them to Bangkok's Dream World – tour prices usually include admission, tickets to all the rides and to Snow Town, as well as, lunch and transportation. The theme park has 40 world-class rides and is divided into 4 funtastic zones. Some rides and attractions include the Haunted Mansion, Snow town, the 7 Wonders of the World at the Dream Gardens zone, fairy-tale themed rides like Sleeping Beauty, as well as, thrilling roller coasters like Tornado, the hanging roller coaster and Thunderbirds.

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