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Bangkok: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with 24, 48 or 72-Hour Validity

1. Bangkok: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with 24, 48 or 72-Hour Validity

Discover Bangkok's gorgeous attractions at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose between passes valid for unlimited use for 24, 48, or 72 hours, and create your own flexible itinerary to see what you want to see. With the option of indoor or open-air seating on the double-decker bus, you can soak up views of the city how you please. As you go, listen to an informative audio guide available in 7 languages as you use the unlimited pass to ride the bus towards your next destination. The route is designed to both be awe-inspiring and time-effective. It combines prominent, must-see historical, religious, and cultural sights with modern lifestyle stops in Bangkok that you just can't miss. Buses depart every 60 minutes from the first bus stop from 9 AM until 3.00 PM, and the route from the first stop to the last stop takes around 3–3.5 hours. BUS STOPS • Siam Paragon • MBK Center • Samyan Mitrtown/Wat Hualumpong • Golden Buddha Temple/ Wat Trai Mit • China Town • Grand China Hotel/Dragon Temple Kammalawat • Loha Prasat/Pra Tu Phee • Khao San Road • Giant Swing • Wat Pho • Sanamluang/Royal Grand Palace • Wat Rakhangkhositaram • Wat Arun Rajvararam • ICONSIAM • Mahanakorn Skywalk • Patpong Night Market Customer Service Number/ whatsapp +66 64181 1234

Bangkok: Markets, Temples and Food Night Tour by Tuk Tuk

2. Bangkok: Markets, Temples and Food Night Tour by Tuk Tuk

Discover the beauty of Bangkok by night, and visit sites that most tourists only see during the daytime. Zip thorugh the streets of Bangkok in the back of a tuk-tuk and stop to try some delicious food and drinks. Visit sights like the Wat Prayoon (a UNESCO awarded temple), the flower market, and Chinatown. Take a walk through local Bangkok night markets, such as the 24-hour flower market that comes to life as the night goes on. You may even be surprised with stops at places you’ve never heard of! While the temple buildings may be closed at night the grounds are often beautifully lit up at night and you will walk around Wat Prayoon which is a UNESCO awarded temple for the cultural heritage. You’ll also stop to sample some of the best food in the city, whether that be random snacks in a market, some of the city’s best local food, or dessert in Chinatown. You certainly won’t go hungry, so there’s no need to eat beforehand! Vegetarian food options are available throughout the tour. During most of the tour you’ll get around by tuk tuk, and traveling at night should mean a lot less traffic and cooler temperatures than during the day.

Bangkok: Backstreets Food Tour with 15+ Tastings

3. Bangkok: Backstreets Food Tour with 15+ Tastings

Enjoy a feasting tour of 16+ tastings that invites guests on a culinary experience around the backstreets of old Bangkok. Many are unaware of China's centuries-long influence on Thailand that has permeated much of Thai cuisine. From noodles to stir fries, it's time to feast on the history of this culinary marriage. In small groups of up to 8 exclusive guests, these passionate foodie guides take you on a journey around the alleyways of Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown. If you don't want to spoil the surprises, prepare to drool over crispy chive dumplings with nam jim jaew sauce, mop up rich satay with charcoal-grilled chicken, work chopsticks over slow-braised pork, and delve into fragrant steamy bowls of shrimp dumplings and poh taek seafood soup. The tour concludes back at the start point, the Shanghai Mansion hotel, located along Yaowarat Road in all its neon glory. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand.

Bangkok: Michelin Guide Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

4. Bangkok: Michelin Guide Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

Discover Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown food scene with this group tour. Follow your guide to street food stalls that have been recommended by the Michelin Guide. Find out more about the history of these stalls and learn what dishes each stall is known for. Meet your guide in front of the River City Complex and ride a local Tuk Tuk to your first Chinatown destination, Lim Lao Now. Taste the fishball egg noodle dish. Walk down a narrow street to Yaowarat road to try fresh off the fryer Chinese Pa Tong Go Savoey doughnuts. Head to Nai Ek's rolled noodles shop. Taste perfectly cooked, thinly rolled-up rice noodles that resemble mini-cigars. Continue to another place for crab-fried rice topped with lime and chilies in fish sauce. Tour the area and see Rajadamnoen Avenue which links the Grand Palace to Dusit Palace. Finally, stroll to Jay Fai, which is the only Thai street stall with a Michelin star. Hear more about this food stall from your guide. Choose to end your tour with drop-off at the artsy Teens Of Thailand bar on the fringes of Chinatown, or go back to the Samyan MRT station.

Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

5. Bangkok Classical Bicycle Tour

This 3-hour bike tour of Bangkok is ideal for enthusiastic adventurers and those who want to extend their knowledge of Bangkok to its extensive Chinatown, historic capital of Thonburi and hidden backstreets. Starting in the heart of Chinatown, the 3-hour tour explores the frenetic market environment, winding through narrow streets and alleyways. Your senses will come alive to the sights, sounds, and smells of a vibrant community in motion. We will pass by shop houses selling everything from Buddhist amulets to recycled truck engines. Locals worshiping at hidden temples, ritual paper burnings, and the omnipresent spirit house display evidence of a culture that has been centuries in the making. Cross the Chao Phraya River, with majestic views of the city skyline behind you, and visit Thonburi, the historic third capital of Thailand. Contrasting chaotic Chinatown, peaceful elements of local Thai life abound as you cycle through diverse residential communities. Inquisitive smiles and friendly greetings reinforce the feeling that you have truly left behind the beaten path and are now experiencing the authentic Thailand on this thrilling tour of a Bangkok less well-known.

Bangkok: Evening Tour with Wat Arun, Wat Pho & Tuk Tuk Ride

6. Bangkok: Evening Tour with Wat Arun, Wat Pho & Tuk Tuk Ride

Bangkok by day can be hot and sweaty, so why not wait until nighttime falls to explore the city? As the crowds disperse, you’ll get a new view of the Thai capital that many visitors miss. With an action-packed itinerary in store, you’ll start with a leisurely stroll along Maha Rat Road. Learn about the story of Rattanakosin Island and glimpse The Grand Palace from the outside. Next, you’ll visit one of Bangkok’s best-loved attractions Wat Pho, which is home to the magnificent reclining Buddha and a serene ambiance that contrasts with the city's nocturnal buzz. After marveling at the gleaming Buddha, board a ferry and cross the river to head to Wat Arun. This iconic riverside temple, adorned with intricate porcelain and seashell mosaics, stands as a testament to Thailand's rich history and spirituality, offering a tranquil contrast to the city's bustling nightlife. Head back via ferry and take a tuk-tuk ride to experience the vibrant atmosphere in Chinatown. Wander along Yaowarat Road, taking in the buzzing streets, numerous street food stalls, local eateries, and more. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Bangkok: The Incredible Food Walking Tour with Tastings

7. Bangkok: The Incredible Food Walking Tour with Tastings

The highest rated food tour in Bangkok :) We don't think you will be able to eat everything... There is a lot of food ! Be introduced to the vibrant flavors of Bangkok as you try an eclectic mix of Thai and Chinese food on this guided walking tour. Learn about some traditional food and end your tour on sweet note with two mouthwatering desserts. Meet your guide in the bustling Chinatown area and begin your foodie adventure. Slurp up some revitalizing glass noodle soup, tuck into some satay, and munch on some crunchy fish cake. Sip on a strange but delicious local drink and chew on some scrumptious egg noodles. Enjoy a green curry and be amazed by a treat from a special vendor that has earned a prestigious Michelin Star. Have fun as you uncover how amazing the food is in Bangkok. Learn about the city through its excellent cuisine. Finish your tour by indulging in some sweets before returning to your meeting point with a full stomach. Vegetarians and other restrictive diets : its hard for us to find substitutes This tour is not for you :( (sorry!) There are 2 veggie dishes but the rest are meat

Bangkok: Hop On Hop Off Tuk Tuk & Boat Chao Phraya River

8. Bangkok: Hop On Hop Off Tuk Tuk & Boat Chao Phraya River

Make the most out of your time in Bangkok by getting a 1-day unlimited Hop on Hop off on pass for both Tuk Tuk Hop and Tourist Boat. Jump on the iconic Tuk Tuk and explore the Rattanakosin Island area which is the old Town of Bangkok. Hop on the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat for an exclusive experience along Chao Phraya River, the longest and most important river in Thailand. Travel around Bangkok’s Old Town area in a Tuk Tuk with this unique, fun and flexible hop-on, hop-off tour. These three-wheeled motorized vehicles are the most convenient way of traveling around the city as it zips through the traffic and takes tourists to their favorite attractions such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Khaosan Road, China Town, and many more. Together with a Hop-on Hop-off Pass for the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat, you will get to experience the scenery from both sides of the river and can easily hop on to ride along the lifeblood of Bangkok, formally known as the Chao Phraya River. Experience a number of tourist attractions scattered around numerous piers along the river from the old Town to the busy central business district of Sathorn. For instance, the National Museum of Royal Barges, Wat Arun, Asiatique The Riverfront, Lhong 1910, and River City. By selecting this tour, you can skip the hassle by avoiding traffic jams and expensive Tuk Tuk prices offered on the streets.

Bangkok: Customize Your Own Private Bangkok City Tour

9. Bangkok: Customize Your Own Private Bangkok City Tour

Explore Bangkok your way on a half-day or full-day trip with your own private driver and an optional guide. This fully customizable experience gives you the freedom to create your own Bangkok itinerary according to your preferences and priorities.  Get picked up in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to start your day, then start exploring. Travel with a driver only or enrich your trip by choosing to be accompanied by a personal tour guide who will be able to share tidbits of history and culture with you at your chosen destinations. Bangkok is a vibrant metropolis jam-packed with activities and things to do. Whether it’s going temple hopping, walking around the alleyways of Chinatown, or strolling around its bustling markets, you can never run out of things to do, see, and experience in this eclectic city. At checkout, simply indicate the three to four attractions you want to see, with a few additional sights so that your driver or guide has several options to craft the best schedule for you based on geography and diversity. If you don’t know where to start, highly recommended highlights are the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Chinatown (Yaowarat), and the Jim Thompson House. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Bangkok: 30 Top Attractions Small Group Tour & Local Guide

10. Bangkok: 30 Top Attractions Small Group Tour & Local Guide

Experience over 30 attractions in Bangkok with a local tour guide. Visit the narrow streets and temples of Talat Noi, and see Siang Kong Shrine. Stroll through Chinatown and smell the delicious food. Gaze at the crocodiles at Wat Chakrawat temple, see the Giant Swing, and finish up at Golden Mount. Greet your guide at the meeting point to start your adventure. First, go to the Talat Noi area of Bangkok, known for temples, narrow streets, and Chinese food. See the graffiti, Siang Kong Shrine, and Chinatown Gate. Next, arrive at Bangkok's Chinatown to take in the amazing aroma of food. Then, head to Wat Chakrawat, also known as Crocodile Temple. Look at the crocodiles that live in the pond. Afterward, continue to Bangkok's old shopping district, and the site of a former prison at Prison Park. Go to Wat Suthat, a first-grade royal temple, and see the largest swing in Asia. Witness the monks making bowls and browse through the Buddha statue factories. Finally, soak in views of the Golden Mount from afar, concluding your tour.

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Nuch was arguably one of the best tour guides I have ever experienced. She was so knowledgable and we found it gave an extra edge to other tours we have been too. Nuch put our questions and needs first and therefore made the experience very personal. She ensured we were well hydrated and did make us feel that we could not ask any needless questions. What a tour! Thank you Nuch 😀

We had booked this trip almost last minute. We wanted a general overview of some of the main sights in Bangkok and our guide definitely delivered. We had a great experience at each of the tree sights we visited and we had plenty of time to enjoy them.

Pong was an excellent guide and host, showing me old Bangkok and local food. The coolest thing for me was riding through the narrow passages of the potuguese quarter and the hustle and bussle of China Town. Defiantly worth doing.

Was an incredible expirience. Sasa was a nice guide and gives us all the information about the different locations. The food was delicious.

Guide Thongsuk is good in your job, very kindly and she showed us details about the temples that we had visited today. Thanks!!