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Bangkok: Grand Palace Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Explore the spacious grounds of the Grand Palace, unearth the thrilling mysteries of the Emerald Buddha, and discover the significance of this royal and religious site on this self-guided tour.

Highlights

  • Explore the Grand Palace in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand
  • See the famous Emerald Buddha statue up close and personal
  • Uncover the history behind this unique complex
  • Admire stunning, ancient architecture
  • Learn the significance of the palace’s most famous sights

Description

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. NOTE: This 0.1+mile-long tour covers the essentials of the Grand Palace in 1 hour. Once downloaded, your tour begins at the Grand Palace gates, in the heart of bustling Bangkok. From there, you’ll enter the spacious grounds and get your first good look at this ancient, storied complex. One of the first things you’ll see on your route is the famous Emerald Buddha. This incredible statue is perhaps the most well known of the Palace’s many wonders, and for good reason. There’s plenty of history (and mystery) behind this statue, all of which you’ll soon uncover! Next, you’ll see other intricate statues, including one depicting a terrifying demon that holds an important place in Thai legends. Then you’ll follow a route through the rest of the Palace, taking in sights such as the shimmering Golden Chedi and the deeply sacred Hor Phra Monthian temple. While you explore, you’ll be learning all about the history, culture, and mythology behind the plentiful works of art which decorate the palace. At last, you’ll see the extravagant Borom Phiman Mansion before continuing to a pair of fascinating museums. Then you’ll complete your circuit of the Palace. Your tour will conclude back at the main gate, right near where it began.

Includes

A link to download the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password for your tour(s). An audio guide, location-aware map, and storyteller — all in one mobile app tour. Our mission: To explore the world and its many stories. Join us! Excellent value: Buy only one tour per car. Don’t hassle with “per person” bus tickets. Ease of use: Stories auto-play based on your location so you don’t have to do anything once you’ve started. Offline map: Works without a cell signal or wifi once downloaded. Hidden gems: Visit often-missed spots and enrich your experience with little-known history. Flexibility: Explore at your own pace with no fixed schedule. Take a break, a hike, whatever, and pick up where you left off! No expiration date: Your tour is valid for life. Listen whenever, wherever, and however often you want. All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.

Important Information

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images.
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app).
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive.
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location.
  • Flexible schedule: Use it on any day and at any time, or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change.
  • Lifetime access: Use it on your next trip here! This tour never expires.
  • Walking tour: Use one tour per couple and share headphones.
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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