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Bangkok: Grand Palace Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Bangkok: Grand Palace Self-Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Valid 365 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Grand Palace, a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand that includes the famous Emerald Buddha
  • Learn about everything that makes this spot so unique with a self-guided walking tour that acts as narrator, guide, and map in one
  • Walk through the grounds of the Grand Palace as you admire its unique architecture, storied history, and beautiful adornments
  • Explore the home of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and learn about its mysterious origins
  • Check out the numerous temples, buildings, and palaces within the Grand Palace complex
Full description

Welcome to the narrated, offline, self-guided walking tour of the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok.

Explore the Grand Palace with maximum flexibility and value. Begin the tour in the heart of bustling Bangkok, at the Grand Palace gates. The Palace is also Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist temple site, which the Thai people hold close to their hearts. Start your tour as soon as you downloaded the app and arrived at the Grand Palace entrance. Enter the spacious grounds, follow the instructions, and hear all about the long history of the palace, the battles of kings, and the mysteries of the Emerald Buddha. Follow a set route and explore the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Outer Court with many public buildings, the Middle Court including the Phra Maha Monthien, Phra Maha Prasat, and Chakri Maha Prasat buildings, the Inner Court, and the Siwalai Gardens quarter. Walk into the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, explore the palace grounds, and admire the murals of the Ramakien outside. As your tour wraps up, you’ll end by the gates again and have discovered the deep significance of this royal and religious site.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at The Grand Palace, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Headphones
  • Long pants
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

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This was a great way to get a good picture of the historical context and significance of everything we saw. I sometimes have problems understanding and hearing a live guide, and this is clear, informative and we could go at our own pace. Definitely recommend.

April 21, 2022

January 9, 2022

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Product ID: 397927