The Rattanakosin Story
(Walking Tour)

Explore the old city of Bangkok

  • City Pillar Shrine on Rattanakosin Walking Tour
  • Wat Ratchapradit on Bangkok Walking Tour
  • Ministry of Defence in Bangkok
  • At the Amulet Market on Rattanakosin Island Walking Tour
  • Grand Palace on  on Rattanakosin Walking Tour - Bangkok
  • Rattanakosin Island Walking Tour
  • Suan Saranrom in Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok

Summary

On this walk you will learn about the history of the old royal district of Rattanankosin Island, as we pass by some of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks

The highlights of this tour are:

  • Learning about the story of Bangkok and the last 200 years in Thai history
  • Discovering some of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks
  • Enjoying a leisurely walk around Rattanakosin Island

Price: Join in tour: 900THB per person Private tour: Price on demand

Duration: The tour starts at 8:30am and lasts approximately 2.5 hours

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Description

Rattanakosin Island has been the royal and administrative center of Bangkok ever since King Rama I moved the capital to Bangkok in 1782. Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and bounded by connecting canals it is where you'll find Bangkok's most historical and royal landmarks.

This tour will explore the history of the Rattanakosin period and some of the area’s most famous landmarks. You will also discover more about the different kings who had an impression on this area. As we walk you will pass famous places like, the Amulet Market, Thammasat University, Wat Mahthat, Sanam Luang, City Pillar Shrine, The Grand Palace (and Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha). However, we will also take you to a few lesser now places like Wat Ratchapradit and Saranrom Park.

This is a short walk aimed at giving a great overview of the area but without actually going into all the places we pass. Specifically, it will not enter the Grand Palace or Wat Pho but give you an overview of them so you can explore them on your own after the tour.

Details

Join-in tours start November 1, 2015

Included

Guide, water and snacks, transport during the tour, insurances

Excluded

Pick up / drop off from hotels, tips, alcoholic drinks

Essentials
  • Main stops: As you walk you will pass by but NOT always go into: Wat Pho, Suan Saranrom, Pig Memorial, The Amulet Market, Thammasat University, Wat Mahathat, Sanam Luang, City Pillar Shrine, The Ministry of Defence, The Grand Palace
  • Advanced booking is required.
  • Maximum group size is 15 people
  • There is no specific dress code for this tour and we suggest you wear comfortable clothing for walking in the heat. However, if you intend to visit the Grand Places after the tour, you should not wear shorts and ensure your clothing coves your shoulders.
  • We start early (8:30am) to avoid walking in the heat and to give you time to explore the area further after the tour
  • The tour finishes at Tha Maharaj (at approx. 11am) from where it is very easy for you to go on and explore inside Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, or simply get some lunch.
  • There is no specific dress code for this tour and we suggest you wear comfortable clothing for walking in the heat. However, if you intend to visit the Grand Places after the tour, you should not wear shorts and ensure your clothing coves your shoulders.

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The meeting point is near Tha Tien Pier (see map below). We suggest you use the public express boats to get here. Full details will be sent to you on booking.

Included

Guide, water and snacks, transport during the tour, insurances

Excluded

Pick up / drop off from hotels, tips, alcoholic drinks

Essentials

  • Main stops: As you walk you will pass by but NOT always go into: Wat Pho, Suan Saranrom, Pig Memorial, The Amulet Market, Thammasat University, Wat Mahathat, Sanam Luang, City Pillar Shrine, The Ministry of Defence, The Grand Palace
  • Advanced booking is required.
  • Maximum group size is 15 people
  • There is no specific dress code for this tour and we suggest you wear comfortable clothing for walking in the heat. However, if you intend to visit the Grand Places after the tour, you should not wear shorts and ensure your clothing coves your shoulders.
  • We start early (8:30am) to avoid walking in the heat and to give you time to explore the area further after the tour
  • The tour finishes at Tha Maharaj (at approx. 11am) from where it is very easy for you to go on and explore inside Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, or simply get some lunch.
  • There is no specific dress code for this tour and we suggest you wear comfortable clothing for walking in the heat. However, if you intend to visit the Grand Places after the tour, you should not wear shorts and ensure your clothing coves your shoulders.

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The meeting point is near Tha Tien Pier (see map below). We suggest you use the public express boats to get here. Full details will be sent to you on booking.