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Bangkok Temple Tours - Best Temple Tours in the Thai Capital

Tipped to be one of Bangkok's must-have experiences, a temple tour is essential for all first time visitors. From luxury cruises to bike excursions here are the city's best temple tour options.


Anantara Cruises

Ranked among one of the most luxurious ways to experience the temples of Bangkok, a cruise along the 'River of Kings' doesn't get more resplendent than with this reputed name in Thai cruises. With a fleet of century old rice barges converted into luxurious sailing vessels, Anantara Cruises Thailand takes Bangkok cruises to the next level with its personalized facilities and all encompassing cultural itineraries. The three day temple tour is the preferred choice of seasoned visitors who step aboard the Anantara Dream or Anantara Song and not only explore Bangkok's iconic temples such as the Temple of Dawn but sail on to Ayutthaya to experience some of Thailand's finest cultural relics and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visitors can sign up for both private and shared cruise experiences depending on their preference and budget.


Half Day Tour of Bangkok Temples and the Grand Palace

Ideal for visitors in Bangkok for a short time period, the Half Day Tour of Bangkok Temples and the Grand Palace offers tourists a complete look at the wealth of cultural hotspots in the city in just half a day. Taking place across 4 hours, the daily tours depart at 1pm in the afternoon as well as 8am. The Grand Palace is the first stop of the day as the city's most breathtaking royal residence, the 150 year old structure is home to the coveted Chakri Maha Prasat hall, a royal court and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew. Other temples covered in the half day itinerary include Wat Traimit and Wat Pho.


Bangkok Temples Tour Half Day

Perfect for those who wish to spend their tour exploring the Thai capital's temple highlights in their entirety, the Half Day Bangkok Temple Tour is ideal for travellers visiting Bangkok for a limited time frame as well. Some of the major stops along the tour includes Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha which houses a 43m length 15m high golden sculpture of Lord Buddha. A pit stop at Wat Traimit's golden and white hued interiors is also part of the tour package while Wat Benjamabhopit or the Marble Temple is another highlight on the itinerary.


Tuk Tuk Cultural Tours

Tipped to be one of the most unique tour options available to adventurous tourists, hopping on board a three wheeler and discovering Bangkok's main heritage sites and temples can be both exhilarating and somewhat unusual. Areas covered in this intriguing tour include Woeng Nakorn Kasem, the Phra Sumeru Fortress and a ride to the top of the Golden Mount as well as a comprehensive tour of Wat Pho.


Bangkok Temples and the River of Kings Tour

As a temple tour that also incorporates Bangkok's river dwelling communities and complex network of Klongs, the Bangkok Temples and River of Kings Tour also includes a stopover at the Grand Palace before heading to Wat Po and Wat Phra Kaew before stepping aboard a long tail boat and exploring the city's famed canals.


Bangkok by Bike Tour

Biking fanatics heading to Bangkok can opt out of the traditional temple tours in the city and ride about town to one's heart content with the Bangkok Bike Tour. The city tour which delves into cultural precincts such as Bangkok Noi also incorporates the landmark temples lining the shores of the Chao Praya River in addition to other cultural icons.