Modern mega-sized malls and gold-encrusted temples sit side by side in Bangkok – and you’ll get to see both the old and new on this tour. Starting in the past, you’ll take a panoramic drive from the pier to the city of Bangkok, where you'll pass sights such as the Grand Palace. Over 200-years-old, this complex is made up of gardens, courtyards and temples. It’s a short stroll over to the river, where you’ll board a boat for a cruise of Bangkok’s canals. Along the way, you’ll stop at the riverside Wat Arun – one of the city’s most iconic temples. You’ll see its soaring Khmer-style tower all lit up on postcards of Bangkok’s night scene. Later, you’ll switch from boat to skytrain, as you zip across to the eight-storey MBK Mall. Here, you'll have around 3 hours to grab something to eat, or shop for affordable souvenirs.
You’ll need to dress modestly when visiting religious sites. Knees and shoulders need to be covered, you’ll also need to take off your shoes before entering the temples. The journey time is approximately 2 hours each way.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.