You will be met at the Airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel in Bangkok. The G Adventures Experience Officer will go over the details of your stay and arrange your choice of tours. Enjoy the rest of the day in Bangkok at leisure. A wealth of temples, museums, markets, and restaurants await you in this vibrant capital city. Highlights of the city include: the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, boat trips along the canals (klongs) where we can enjoy the natural scenery and observe the daily lives of the people who live along the canals and the numerous markets that can be visited at all hours of the day. Tonight your guide (CEO) will meet you in the hotel lobby at 6pm.
One tour is included in your MyStyle tour, from the bustling markets and temples, to a walking tour that takes you off the beaten track MyStyle travel allows you to choose tours and activities that are of interest to you. GRAND PALACE A major Bangkok landmark, the Grand Palace was built in 1782 by King Rama I and was the centre of power for 150 years. Each building in the compound is an amazing work of art in Thai and European style. Significant buildings are the Throne Halls, Royal Residences, the Royal Chapel and of course the Temple Wat Phra Kaew, literally temple of the Emerald Buddha. Of all temples in Bangkok, Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as the most sacred and beautifully decorated. It also enshrines the Emerald Buddha which is the most venerated Buddha image in the country. BANGKOK-ON-A-SHOE-STRING Beneath Bangkok’s modern veneer lies an unmistakable ‘Kwam-Pen-Thai’ (Thai-ness). Experience a fun way to discover Bangkok with various routes to be chosen from the old Rattanakosin Island to river-walking-tour, from the bustling Silom street to China Town and Indian Market, from a gold-plate making house to the Buddha Image factory and amulets market, etc. Various modes of public transports are used such as Tuk Tuks (motorized three wheels), public buses, BTS Skytrain, public long-tailed boat, etc. Our English speaking-guide will make sure a true Bangkok is discovered. KLONG TOUR Take an excursion by boat on the canals of Bangkok’s surprisingly rural western suburbs. Enjoy the natural scenery and observe the daily lives of the people who live along the canals. Stop en route for an opportunity to talk to some of the students attending the temple school or take leisurely stroll through vegetable and herb gardens. Carry on by boat to an orchid farm and the boat-house where the Royal Barges are kept and maintained. Return to the pier and transfer back to hotel. TEMPLE & CITY TOUR A tour of the city to visit three of the most famous monasteries in Bangkok and be enthralled by the beauty of these spectacular yet delicate Thai architectural works of art: the Marble Temple, Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Golden Buddha Temple. SIAM NIRAMITR Siam Niramit is a world-class performance that looks at Thailand’s artistic and cultural heritage. This must-see show is performed on a gigantic stage (now listed in the Guinness World Records!) and features over 150 performers and as many as 500 costumes. Enhanced special effects and the world’s most advanced sound, light and stage technology combine to make this a very realistic, stimulating, and inspiring experience. In addition to the spectacular show, a traditional Thai village is situated in the grounds of the theatre, where Thai and foreign visitors alike can explore the Thai lifestyle of bygone times.
Enjoy the day at your leisure, depart at any time.