Bangkok in a Day
Enjoy a full-day excursion exploring the wonders of Bangkok’s Grand Palace, colorful markets and the Emerald Budda.
DurationApproximately 9½ hours
Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.Once aboard your comfortable air-conditioned motor coach, journey along the busy highway to Bangkok.
On arrival, proceed through Chinatown, Bangkok’s commercial center for more than 200 years, and pass the colorful flower and fruit market known as Pak-Klong-Talad.
Dazzling in their regal splendor are the many spires and gables of the Grand Palace, which is surrounded by high walls. Your walking exploration of its grounds will include the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Keo. This small statue of green stone is revered as Thailand’s principal image of Buddha. You will also see the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of Kings and the Towers of the Nine Planets.
Lunch will be served at a local hotel. Afterward, you will proceed to Wat Trimitr to view the famous five-and-a-half-ton, solid gold Buddha image.
Time permitting, you will pause at a gem factory and browse among a range of vibrant Thai silks before returning to your Crystal ship.
Guests should be aware that there is an approximately four-hour, round-trip drive to Bangkok; however, the fascinating sights included in this excursion are its main focus and more than compensate for the length of the journey. Dense traffic congestion can be anticipated. Your Shore Excursions staff will update you on dress codes for your visit to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple. Guests should dress conservatively for their visits to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple; shoulders and knees and ankles must be covered. It is also recommended that guests bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes. Shoes must be removed before entering the chapels. Video and still cameras are permitted on the grounds of the Royal Palace and in the compound of the Emerald Buddha Temple; however, they are not permitted inside the buildings. Due to the popularity of the sights visited, dense crowding is expected. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.