Wat Hong Rattanaram

Wat Hong Rattanaram: Our most recommended tours and activities

Wat Pho, Wat Arun and Wat Hong Rattanaram Private Tour

1. Wat Pho, Wat Arun and Wat Hong Rattanaram Private Tour

Start your 4-hour temples tour with a visit to the Buddhist temple of Wat Pho near the Grand Palace. Marvel at the golden statue of the Reclining Buddha and other typical motifs of the complex. Cross the Chao Phraya River to the temple of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and learn more about the Kingdom of Ayutthaya of the 14th to 18th centuries. Admire the stupa-like pagoda encrusted with colorful glazed porcelain tiles and seashells, and discover many statues of Buddha.  Continue to nearby Wat Hong Rattanaram, designed in a unique combination of Chinese and Western art styles. Take a look at the Buddha image from the Sukhothai Kingdom that ruled Thailand from 1238 until 1438.

Bangkok: Customized Private Long-Tail Boat Hire with a Guide

2. Bangkok: Customized Private Long-Tail Boat Hire with a Guide

Meet your guide at Tha Maharaj, also known as Maharaj Pier, and depart on a long-tail speedboat journey on the “River of Kings,” the Chao Phraya River. Benefit from a private guide and included travel insurance to ensure your safety is the top priority. Choose between 1, 1.5 or 2-hour tour options, and customize the itinerary based on your interests, as long as it is realistic time-wise and can be adjusted if necessary after meeting your guide. Once the tour is finished, you will be transferred back to the Tha Maharaj Pier. The places you can visit include: • Wat Arun or “Temple of Dawn,” one of Bangkok's most famous temples on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River • Wat Kalayanamit, a prominent local Thai Buddhist temple located next to the river in an area considered one of the most important in Bangkok's history • The Artist's House (Baan Silapin), a 2-floor, L-shaped wooden building famed for its puppet theater • Taling Chan Floating Market (only open on weekends from around 8:30 AM–4 PM) • Wat Hong Rattanaram Temple, a Thai Buddhist temple classified as the second rank of the royal temple • Wat Suwannaram Temple, which was used as the execution ground for Burmese prisoners of war; you can also feed the fish for merit-making here • National Museum of Royal Barges, a former dry dock for barges and warships under the care of the Royal Household and the Royal Thai Navy that now houses barges from the Royal Barge Procession

Bangkok: Historic Siam and Cultural Gems Walking Tour

3. Bangkok: Historic Siam and Cultural Gems Walking Tour

On our guided walking tours through Bangkok, you’ll explore the city through every era, being entranced by its vivid colours and powerful scents. Find out all about the city’s illustrious cultural, political, and religious landmarks, as well as its cool neighbourhoods and lesser-known gems. If you don't have time to join our tours on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. Enjoy our delightful walking tours around this dazzling city. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Bangkok and its incredible history with curated self-guided tours through the main quarters! 'Historic Siam' includes: Wat Ratchapradit Pi Kun Bridge Mahakan fortress Rommaninat Park Tanao Road Wat ratchabophit Bangkok City Hall 'Bangkok Cultural Gems' includes: Wat Ratchaburana Drum Tower Wat Pho Phahurat market Sampheng area Museum of Siam Mon bridge 'Chinatown by Night' Tang Toh Kang Golden Shop Wat Mangkon Kamalawat Nana Plaza Jek Pui curry rice Charoen Krung Rd Our 7 self guided route's main sights: Wat Pathum Wanaram Erawan Shrine Talat Phlu Siam Square Wat Chana Songkhram Ratchaworamahawihan Phra Sumen Fort Chiao Eng Biao Shrine Siam Commercial bank Wat Hong Rattanaram Guan Yu shrine Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan Wat Khun Chan ...and many more!

Bangkok: Half-Day Food Tour by Bike with Lunch

4. Bangkok: Half-Day Food Tour by Bike with Lunch

Discover Bangkok's culture through its gastronomy on this half-day bicycle tour. Enjoy lunch at a local favorite restaurant, visit vibrant markets, and cycle past landmarks like Phra Sumen Fort, Wang Lang Market, and Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen. Choose between a private or group tour. Start the day at the bike rental shop, or enjoy optional hotel pickup, then get fitted with your bike and helmet and listen to a quick briefing. Once you’re all set, cycle to Phra Sumen Fort. Take photos of the intriguing, white exterior of this octagonal-shaped bunker before heading to the port. From there, board a ferry and cross the Chao Phraya River before heading to the vibrant Wang Lang Market. This 30-year-old institution is a prime foodie destination, especially among local university students and residents. Afterward, head to Santa Cruz Church, one of the oldest Catholic churches in Bangkok. Marvel at the European architecture of the building before cycling through the charming residential area of Thonburi. Observe the daily lives of the locals as you pass through small alleyways and streets. Up next is the hidden gem of Talat Phlu. This local market is filled with heavenly food stalls with the best street food in the area. Next, pass by the railway station before heading to Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen. This temple houses a gorgeous green stupa and the city’s tallest Buddha statue. After snapping photos of the temple, cycle along the Phasi Charoen canal before stopping at the Artist’s House. This centuries-old house-turned art gallery features local artwork, photography exhibits, and even a puppet show. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you’ll sample some scrumptious dishes before heading to Wat Hong Rattanaram. This temple is known for its intricate exteriors and interiors. Admire the architecture of the temple before taking the ferry and cycling back to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Wat Hong Rattanaram

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

It was a good opportunity to feel how closely life on the water, water transportation, and Thai people's lives with the river are. The service was efficient and very speedy.

Mina, our tour guide was so informative and pleasant. The temples we visited were beautiful and she even took us to an authentic Thai food restaurant! 10/10 recommend.

The tour guide and driver where fantastic, the guide knew his stuff, and the tour of the temples was amazing

We loved our guide and driver, it was one of the most memorable days in Bangkok

Great experience with a charming guide, highly recommended