10 Best Tours in Bangkok 2014
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Sights, sounds and smells? Does it enlighten, enrich and entertain? These are the factors we had to wrestle with when choosing Bangkok’s Top 10 Tours. When it came to the crunch we decided that the best not only offer insight into what makes it one of the most exciting Asian cities – be it culture, history or back-to-nature – but are also, well, fun. And who are we to judge? Simply put, we’ve tried them all, that’s how.
1Bangkok City, Temples & Grand Palace Old City Duration: 3.30 hours
Bangkok has hundreds of temples, but this particular tour is a must-do because it introduces you to three of Bangkok’s most dazzling – Wat Trimitr, Wat Pho and Wat Benjabophit. What’s more? It also takes you to Thailand’s foremost religious site: The Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew, a spiritual icon carved from jade that towers above all others in its holiness. Read More...2Ayutthaya Tour by River Sun Cruise Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya Duration: 8 hours
Some tours are jam-packed full of facts, sights and history – so much, in fact, you barely have a moment to yourself. This day trip to Ayutthaya, Siam’s war-ravaged former capital, has plenty of substance but doesn’t test your staying power. A morning spent exploring temple ruins is followed by an afternoon on board a luxury cruiser – all that’s left to do is laze happily on deck. Read More...3Siam Niramit Ratchadapisek Duration: 5 hours
Packing all the splendour of the Land of Smiles into an 80-minute stage show is no easy task. But Siam Niramit succeeds – and spectacularly. How so? Try the world’s biggest stage, a cast of hundreds, and bags of Thai finesse. The first act describes how Siam became a crossroads where civilisations met, the second how karma binds the Thai people, the last how religious ceremony earns Thais merit in this life. Read More...4Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi Duration: 5 hours
The pioneer of all floating markets, Damnoen Saduak continues to offer a delightful experience despite its increasingly touristy atmosphere. Imagine small thin canals teeming with longboats piled high with fresh produce, each one jockeying for position, and paddled by a lady ready to stop and bargain at a moment’s notice. This visual vibrancy, as well as its popularity, ensures Damnoen Saduak's iconic status. Read More...5River Kwai Tour including Long-tail Boat Kanchanaburi Duration: 10 hours
There’s more to the River Kwai than elegiac WWII sights, and this tour around Kanchanaburi, a lush unspoilt province bordering Burma, proves it. Visits to the Death Railway, the Bridge over the River Kwai and the memorial museum, are tastefully juxtaposed with thrilling doses of undulating mountains, rugged landscapes, as well as activities like elephant rides. Read More...6Apsara Dinner Cruise by Banyan Tree Riverside Duration: 1.45 hours
Seeing the amazing temples of Bangkok at night whilst you drift along the Chao Phraya River is not to missed. Run by Banyan Tree Hotel, the luxury of the Apsara makes for an extra-special night out. Coming to rest in front of the famous sights, passengers are treated to a tasty Thai dinner whilst enjoy the view. The rice-barge takes an hour and 45 minutes to complete the tour, travelling past Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn). Read More...7Siam Ocean World Siam Duration: all day
This tour of the world’s fascinating oceans promises to be a great day out for families. One of the largest underground aquariums in Southeast Asia, Siam Ocean World will dazzle you with innovative world-class exhibits and over 30,000 curious looking creatures from various depths and aquatic regions across the globe. Read More...8Thonburi Klongs and Grand Palace Riverside, Old City Duration: 5 hours
Bangkok’s ‘khlongs’ (canals) aren’t mere remnants of the past. Many are still functioning transport arteries that play a significant role in city life. This morning tour focuses on the scenic waterways of Thonburi. A long-tailed speedboat glides you past floating kitchens, mobile shops and all kinds of colourful river scenery, before stopping at the enchanting Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and ending at the Royal Barges Museum. Read More...9Dream World Rangsit Duration: all day
With a day out at Dream World you and the kids will get to experience the spectacular atmosphere of this huge amusement park, and explore the exciting shows and rides in its four lands of dreams. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, there are linked paths, pools, legendary castles and more than 15 exciting rides for everyone to enjoy. Read More...10Ayutthaya Overnight By Mekhala Riverside Duration: 2 days
What better way to experience Thailand’s picturesque riverside than on board an overnight cruise? Discover a treasure trove of architectural treasures of the two different eras – modern-day Rattanakosin and Ayutthaya of yesteryear – along the scenic Chao Phraya riverbanks as you luxuriate in the comforts of the tastefully decked out Mekhala Cruise – a boutique hotel that floats on water! Read More...