Rattanakosin Island has been the royal and administrative center of Bangkok ever since King Rama I moved the capital to Bangkok in 1782. On this walking tour you explores the history of the Rattanakosin period including some of the area’s most famous landmarks. As you walk you will pass famous places like, the Amulet Market, Thammasat University, City Pillar Shrine, The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. However, we will also take you to a few lesser known temples and sights. This tour provides a great introduction to Bangkok and its history.

  • Theme: Classic Bangkok Walk

  • Group Type: Private Tour Only

  • Availability: Daily

  • Start Time: 8:30am (recommended)

  • Duration: 2.5 hours

  • Transport Mode: Walking + Public Transport (for pick-up)

  • Meeting Point: Pick-up from hotel

  • Walking Distance: 3km

Why Choose This Experience?

This tour is great if you want to get a good orientation to the historic center of Bangkok or dig a little deeper into the history. It does not include entrance to the main temples but provides good background for you to them explore on your own.


Our local licensed Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you by public transport to the area of Rattanakosin Island from where you will explore by foot.

Once you have arrived in Rattanakosin Island you will walk between the pier at Tha Tien and the pier at Tha Maharaj. As you walk you will pass many of Bangkok’s most important landmarks and you will learn who they fit into the history of the city.

Along the way we will provide water and the opportunity to stop for cold drinks and a rest.

At the end your guide will get you back to your hotel or your next destination.

This is a short overview walk so we do not go inside the main temples. However, please discuss with us if you would like to include them.

Private Experience:

  • - 2800THB for the first person.
  • - 1000THB per additional adult / 500THB per child (aged 5-11).
  • - Children under 5 are free of charge.

Includes: Guide, insurances, water / soft drink, pick-up / drop-off

Excludes: Tips, additional items not mentioned, entrance fees

Meeting point: Pick-up from hotel

Drop off: At hotel or wherever your next destination is.

This is a walking tour: We walk approx. 3km over the space of 2.5 hours. It can be hot but we will stop to cool down as we go. This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Pick-up / Drop-off: Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel are included. Depending on your location we will determine the best transfer method and we will use public transport, taxi or tuk tuk to get to and from the tour route.

The weather: Bangkok can get very hot and as this is walking tour, please do dress comfortably but respectfully (we do go in temples).

If it rains we have more fun: Rainy season can be from May to November. When it does rain it usually only lasts a short time. Our guides will provide ponchos and we will adapt the tour where needed. We do not offer refunds if it rains.

Min Age: There is no minimum age but as this is a walking tour we encourage groups with young children to consider if appropriate.

Private / Customized Tours: This is a private tour so can be customized. We do not include entrance inside key temples like Wat Pho and The Grand Palace. If you are interested please discuss with our team. Entrance fees and additional time will be charged as extra.

Advanced booking and payment is required: We cannot guarantee availability until payment has been received. Book now to secure your experience.

Private Tours (Regular Price)
2,800THB for the first person.
+1000THB per additional adult /
+500THB per child (aged 5-11)
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