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Golden Buddha, Bangkok: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bangkok: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with 24, 48 or 72-Hour Validity

1. Bangkok: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with 24, 48 or 72-Hour Validity

Discover Bangkok's gorgeous attractions at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose between passes valid for unlimited use for 24, 48, or 72 hours, and create your own flexible itinerary to see what you want to see. With the option of indoor or open-air seating on the double-decker bus, you can soak up views of the city how you please. As you go, listen to an informative audio guide available in 7 languages as you use the unlimited pass to ride the bus towards your next destination. The route is designed to both be awe-inspiring and time-effective. It combines prominent, must-see historical, religious, and cultural sights with modern lifestyle stops in Bangkok that you just can't miss. Buses depart every 60 minutes from the first bus stop from 9 AM until 3.00 PM, and the route from the first stop to the last stop takes around 3–3.5 hours. BUS STOPS • Siam Paragon • MBK Center • Samyan Mitrtown/Wat Hualumpong • Golden Buddha Temple/ Wat Trai Mit • China Town • Grand China Hotel/Dragon Temple Kammalawat • Loha Prasat/Pra Tu Phee • Khao San Road • Giant Swing • Wat Pho • Sanamluang/Royal Grand Palace • Wat Rakhangkhositaram • Wat Arun Rajvararam • ICONSIAM • Mahanakorn Skywalk • Patpong Night Market Customer Service Number/ whatsapp +66 64181 1234

Private Tour: Wat Pho, Wat Traimit and Wat Benchamabophit

2. Private Tour: Wat Pho, Wat Traimit and Wat Benchamabophit

After meeting your professional guide at your hotel in Bangkok city center, start your 4-hour morning or afternoon tour to explore some of the most remarkable temples in Bangkok.  Visit 3 beautiful temples, beginning with Wat Traimit. This temple has the largest Golden Buddha statue, and is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue the tour to Wat Pho, the Temple of Reclining Buddha, one of the oldest and most-visited temples. Believed to be founded during the 16th century, it served as the Royal Temple of King Rama I of Charki Dynasty. Here, the 46-meter-long reclining Buddha lays inside the main ordination hall. Lastly, visit Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple. This is regarded as one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. Inside the main ordination hall, see the sacred Phra Buddha Chinnarat image, reproduced from the original image in Phitsanuloke. Finish the tour by being dropped off back at your hotel by your guide.

Bangkok: Private Half-Day Temple Tour

3. Bangkok: Private Half-Day Temple Tour

Visit Bangkok's most unique temples including Wat Trimitr, Wat Pho, and Benjamaborpitr on a private guided tour with multiple language options. See spectacular pagodas and golden Buddha statues while getting a deep understanding of Thai culture. After your hotel pickup, start your tour at the Wat Trimitr temple, home of the largest known solid gold Buddha image in the world. Learn about the fascinating history of the 700-year old statue that stands at 15 feet tall and weighs approximately 5.5 tons. Continue through Bangkok’s thriving Chinatown district to the grounds of the Wat Pho temple, a large and extensive monument neighboring the Grand Palace enclave. Here, discover the massive gold plated Reclining Buddha, measuring 46 meters long and 15 meters high, with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles.  Considered to be one of the worlds’ most famous temples, Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Well-known for its Thai massage services within the temple walls, many come here to relax and enjoy a peaceful day. Finally, stop at Wat Benjamaborpitr, also called the White Marble Temple and one of the finest examples of Thai architecture that is noted for its elegant white marble façade imported from Italy. Step inside the main chapel to see the country’s most captivating Buddha’s image.

Bangkok: Half-Day Temple and Grand Palace Private Tour

4. Bangkok: Half-Day Temple and Grand Palace Private Tour

Visit Bangkok's Wat Trimitr and Wat Pho temples as well as the Royal Grand Palace on a private guide tour with multiple language options and hotel pickup service. See spectacular pagodas and golden Buddha statues while getting a deep understanding of Thai culture. After your hotel pickup, start your tour at the Wat Trimitr temple, home of the largest known solid gold Buddha image in the world. Learn about the fascinating history of the 700-year old statue that stands at 15 feet tall and weighs approximately 5.5 tons. Continue through Bangkok’s thriving Chinatown district to the grounds of the Wat Pho temple, a large and extensive monument neighboring the Grand Palace enclave. Here, discover the massive gold plated Reclining Buddha, measuring 46 meters long and 15 meters high, with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles. Considered to be one of the worlds’ most famous temples, Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Well-known for its Thai massage services within the temple walls, many come here to relax and enjoy a peaceful day. Lastly, head to the Grand Palace, which is situated close to the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s River of Kings. Explore the public areas of Bangkok’s most popular tourist attraction. Built in 1782 by King Rama, the palace is still often used for royal ceremonies today.

From Pattaya: Bangkok Temples Full-Day Tour

5. From Pattaya: Bangkok Temples Full-Day Tour

Don’t miss out on visiting some of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples from Pattaya. This full-day tour of Bangkok’s most famous temples includes six unique sites you won’t see anywhere else. Start the day nice and early before heading to the first stop, the Bangkok Flower Market. Known locally as Pak Khlong Talat, it is the city's largest wholesale flower market and is open 24/7. See the colorful displays of flowers, before cruising across the river to the next stop: Wat Arun. Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is a Hindu temple named after the sun god Aruna. Spend some time here exploring and admiring the colorful spires that can be seen from most viewpoints in Bangkok.  Next stop is Wot Pho, a giant 46-meter long Buddha statue on its side. Besides housing hundreds of Buddha images, Wat Pho is also considered a leading school in Thai massage.  After wandering around Wat Pho, stop to buy lunch at a local restaurant, before heading to the Grand Palace. Once home to the Thai royal family and the seat of government, the Grand Palace still maintains many of its dazzling buildings and structures. Within the huge complex of the Grand Palace is Wat Phra Kaew, which is famous for its Buddha statue made entirely from jade. The last stop is Wat Traimit or "Temple of the Golden Buddha". See the grand 5.5-ton golden statue of a seated Buddha and take in the beautiful white and gold facade, before making your way back to Pattaya.

Customize Your Own Bangkok City & Surrounding Provinces Tour

6. Customize Your Own Bangkok City & Surrounding Provinces Tour

Discover Bangkok and beyond on this on this full-day private trip. See some of Bangkok's famous sights such as Wat Phra Kaew, but also top sights in the surrounding areas like Red Lotus Floating Market in Pathum Thani, Salt Evaporation Ponds, and Dolphin Viewpoint in Samut Sakhon. Check out the Erawan Museum, famous for its Instagrammable interiors and its large three-headed elephant statue. You can also visit the Mahachai Market, the largest seafood market in Thailand, and Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, which has the tallest stupa (burial mound) in the whole country. Pick 3-4 sites and destinations to visit and have a driver to help you get around. Choose a guide to accompany you and provide cultural insights and historical tidbits. List of Attractions to Choose From: Nakhon Pathom - Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, Sanam Chandra Palace, Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple), Wat Don Wai Floating Market, Wat Rai Khing, Human Imagery Museum, Red Lotus Floating Market Pathum Thani - Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Bua (Lotus) Museum, Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum (SEACM), Wat Bot, Wat Bang Luang, Wat Chedi Hoi Nonthaburi - Koh Kret (an island in the middle of the Chao Phraya river), Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat, Wat Sangkhathan, Wat Prasat, Central Plaza Westgate Samut Prakan - The Erawan Museum (and the three-headed elephant statue), Samut Prakan Ancient City (Mueang Boran - one of the world's largest outdoor museums), Wat Klang Worawihan, Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm & Zoo Samut Sakhon - Mahachai Market (largest seafood market in Thailand), Phanthai Norasing Shrine, Salt Evaporation Ponds, Wat Krok Krak, Dolphin Viewpoint (Wooden Red Bridge) Bangkok - Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Wat Pho (Temple of reclining Buddha), Wat Saket (Golden Mountain), Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha), Wat Benchamabophit (Beautiful Marble temple), Pak Klong Talad (Flower market), Chinatown (Yaowarat), Erawan Shrine (Four-Faced Buddha), Chatuchak Weekend Market (weekend only), Jodd Fairs Night Market (formerly Talad Rot Fai Ratchada), Jim Thompson House Museum

Bangkok’s Iconic Chinatown Experience: Sites & Street Bites

7. Bangkok’s Iconic Chinatown Experience: Sites & Street Bites

This walking tour will take you through Bangkok's historic Chinatown, a neighbourhood so rich in sights, sounds, and smells that it could only really be described as an assault on the senses (in a good way!). Taking a stroll through this neighbourhood is one of the best things to do in Bangkok, and with a local to guide you along, you'll never miss a beat. You'll begin this Bangkok Chinatown tour at Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station, it doesn't get any more old-school than this – the station is more than a hundred years old and one of Bangkok's architectural gems. There's plenty of action inside with locals coming and going, but catch it while you can. There are plans to close the station and replace it with a modern terminal in the next few years. Our first stop is Wat Traimit, the Golden Buddha Temple - an incredible sight to behold and one of the can't miss things to do in Bangkok. This stunning temple enshrines the world's largest solid gold seated Buddha from the Sukhothai Era, measuring nearly five metres high and weighing five and a half tonnes. Here your guide will let you in on the local secrets and history behind the Buddha, and the legendary tales that surround the original Buddha that sat there. This temple also houses the Yaowarat Chinese Heritage Centre where you'll learn all about the history of the Chinese people in Thailand and the fascinating relationship between these two countries. Next, you'll get into everything you've been waiting for – bring on the food! With your local guide, you'll head to a 100-year-old coffee shop on Phat Sai Road, where you'll be treated to a traditional Thai coffee, snack, and the opportunity to sit back and soak up the atmosphere. We'll then head to a market specialising in Chinese religious products and fresh food. At night, this particular area is filled with street stalls and becomes one giant and extremely tasty food bazaar. This will be your opportunity to go wild and try dishes you've never even heard of. But trust us, after this experience you'll never forget them! With a belly full of Bangkok treats, we'll head to our final stop, a hidden gem of a sky bar with 360-degree panoramic views to rival all others in the city. You'll have a chance to relax and refresh with a cold Thai local beer (soft drinks also available) while taking in the breathtaking scene. Your guide will point out Bangkok's significant sights, from the modern malls and skyscrapers, to the historic highlights such as The Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and the Golden Mount. The tour will finish here where you're free to stay for more drinks and food or continue exploring. Your local guide will also be happy to assist you in finding your way back to your accommodation. This Bangkok Chinatown Sights and Bites tour is not only an opportunity to sample all the delicious delights that Chinatown has to offer, although we must admit that is a serious pro! It's all that food, plus history, culture, and local life. We couldn't pack any more into this tour if we tried!

Bangkok: Half-Day Temple and Grand Palace Group Tour

8. Bangkok: Half-Day Temple and Grand Palace Group Tour

Visit Bangkok's Wat Trimitr and Wat Pho temples as well as the Royal Grand Palace on a guided group tour with multiple language options and hotel pickup service. See spectacular pagodas and golden Buddha statues while getting a deep understanding of Thai culture. After your hotel pickup, start your tour at the Wat Trimitr temple, home of the largest known solid gold Buddha image in the world. Learn about the fascinating history of the 700-year old statue that stands at 15 feet tall and weighs approximately 5.5 tons. Continue through Bangkok’s thriving Chinatown district to the grounds of the Wat Pho temple, a large and extensive monument neighboring the Grand Palace enclave. Here, discover the massive gold plated Reclining Buddha, measuring 46 meters long and 15 meters high, with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles. Considered to be one of the worlds’ most famous temples, Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Well-known for its Thai massage services within the temple walls, many come here to relax and enjoy a peaceful day. Lastly, head to the Grand Palace, which is situated close to the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s River of Kings. Explore the public areas of Bangkok’s most popular tourist attraction. Built in 1782 by King Rama, the palace is still often used for royal ceremonies today.

Bangkok: Chinatown and Wat Traimit Self-Guided Walking Tour

9. Bangkok: Chinatown and Wat Traimit Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour will begin at Wat Traimit itself: the Temple of the Golden Buddha. In the courtyard, you’ll get a good look at the impressive structure while your audio companion explains the significance of the ancient temple. Then you’ll proceed inside, where you’ll get an up-close look at the famous statue from which this temple gets its name. The enormous 11,000 lb Golden Buddha is hard to miss! Here, you’ll hear the dramatic history behind this Buddha, including how it was almost lost to the sands of time! When ready, you’ll continue next to the impressive Chinatown Gate, which mimics the ancient, towering gates one might find in Chinese city centers. As you pass through it, the tour narrator will fill you in on why Bangkok’s Chinatown is so important… and so big. Make sure you bring an appetite for the next part of the tour! You’ll be strolling down Yaowarat Road, a premier destination for authentic and delicious street food. As you walk, you’ll hear recommendations for some of the best places to stop, including the first-ever Michelin-starred street food stall! As you continue toward Sampeng Lane, you’ll also learn why Buddhism is so important to Thailand and how it spread there in the first place. Finally, you’ll arrive at Sampeng Lane, a shopping destination like no other. If you’re looking for a souvenir to remind you of your trip, this sprawling market is the best place to be. Your tour concludes here.

Bangkok: Historic Siam and Cultural Gems Walking Tour

10. Bangkok: Historic Siam and Cultural Gems Walking Tour

On our guided walking tours through Bangkok, you’ll explore the city through every era, being entranced by its vivid colours and powerful scents. Find out all about the city’s illustrious cultural, political, and religious landmarks, as well as its cool neighbourhoods and lesser-known gems. If you don't have time to join our tours on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. Enjoy our delightful walking tours around this dazzling city. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Bangkok and its incredible history with curated self-guided tours through the main quarters! 'Historic Siam' includes: Wat Ratchapradit Pi Kun Bridge Mahakan fortress Rommaninat Park Tanao Road Wat ratchabophit Bangkok City Hall 'Bangkok Cultural Gems' includes: Wat Ratchaburana Drum Tower Wat Pho Phahurat market Sampheng area Museum of Siam Mon bridge 'Chinatown by Night' Tang Toh Kang Golden Shop Wat Mangkon Kamalawat Nana Plaza Jek Pui curry rice Charoen Krung Rd Our 7 self guided route's main sights: Wat Pathum Wanaram Erawan Shrine Talat Phlu Siam Square Wat Chana Songkhram Ratchaworamahawihan Phra Sumen Fort Chiao Eng Biao Shrine Siam Commercial bank Wat Hong Rattanaram Guan Yu shrine Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan Wat Khun Chan ...and many more!

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What people are saying about Golden Buddha, Bangkok

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 127 reviews

On my first day in Bangkok, I did the whole round just to overview the areas of this large city. It was a comfortable 2 1/2 hours ride with an excellent narration of the major sightseeing spots. After this ride, I was able to pick and choose the areas that I want to visit. It was nice to be able to choose between open-air and air conditioned seats. Thanks to an awesome driver, I felt safe the entire trip. Only this to note is that there was no narration in Japanese. Highly recommended!

Our tour guide is supper friendly and professional. She gave us many information about the temples and culture. We have great time exploring. Love the tour.

Everything was perfect, meeting point was well described and easy to find. The round lasted 2 hours. The bus stopped every 3/4 hours.

Staff were very helpful. Pickup / drop off spots were easy to find. Route was interesting and well narrated.

Everything went well. But the bus gets stuck in traffic a lot...