Following breakfast, accompanied by your guide, you will visit the highlights of Bangkok. You will visit two of the most impressive temples in Bangkok. You begin from the Reclining Buddha at Wat Po which is a gigantic image covered in gold leaf lying majestically on its side. Next you will proceed to the Grand Palace, comparable to none in Thailand. Built by King Rama I in 1782 it was the center of power for more than 150 years making it a major landmark of Bangkok today. The Palace shares the compound with the Temple of the Emerald Buddha- Wat Pra Kaew- which enshrines Thailand most precious image of the Lord Buddha carved from a single jade stone.
You will enjoy a Thai style lunch at a local restaurant near the river. After that you will travel on the picturesque Chao Phraya River also known as 'The River of Kings' and then travel through the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi which is on the west side of the river from Bangkok. Enjoy the views of the local dwellings and temples along the water ways. You will also visit a major riverside landmark, the Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun. With its incredibly beautiful architecture and the highest level of craftsmanship it makes the temple one of the most outstanding of its kind in Thailand. The spire prang, colorfully decorated with colored glass and Chinese porcelain, rises 70m high on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. This beautiful temple can be seen from quite a distance.
From the temple, you are transported back to the hotel. The tour lasts for 5-6 hours and you will have time to wash up and change before we proceed for the China town food tour.
Please Note the Dress Code: Temples are a national shrine and so travelers are required to wear proper attire (no bare shoulders, shorts, short skirts, or open toe shoes, think 'business casual attire'). Shoes must be removed before entering the temple building as a matter of respect.
In evening (5:30 p.m.), your guide will lead you through the Chinatown, locally called Yaowarat, with thousands of street food stalls. Discover delicious and authentic foods of Thailand! You will sample variety of dishes such as Hong Kong noodles, Dim-Sum (Pan fried Taro Cake, steamed pork rib, grilled jumbo prawn with Thai seafood chili sauce, fried battered mussels, Chinese bun, Old Chinese Herbal drink, Black Sesame dumpling in ginger tea and Thai seasonal tropical fruits.