The best way to explore Bangkok is using the mass transit, just like the locals, to get around town as quickly as possible, also a good way to see the different modes of transport that Bangkok has to offer as you visit the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Keo, Wat Pho, China Town and Leng Noi Yee temple.
You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel and walk or take a taxi to the next Skytrain station where we will glide through the air of Bangkok to “Saphan Taksin”. After we continue our journey by a public boat upstream to Tha Chang Pier, walking the rest of the way to the Grand Palace & Wat Phra Keo.
The Grand Palace was the seat not only of the king and his court, but contained within its crenelated walls the entire government administration. The architecture is vibrantly Thai though there are some European designs as well. Brilliantly colored and gilded, and decorated with intricate detail, the overall effect is dazzling. The palace served as the official residence of the kings of Thailand from the 18th to the mid-20th century. The most famous building on the palace grounds is Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) in Thailand. Construction of the temple began when King Rama I moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1785. Unlike other Thai temples, it does not contain living quarters for monks; rather, it has only the richly decorated holy buildings, statues, and pagodas. The main temple building is the central ubosoth, which houses the Emerald Buddha. Though green in color, the Buddha is actually carved from a single piece of jade, and though only 17 inches tall, is the most revered object in Thailand. Also within the grounds are several palaces, used for various occasions: the Funeral Palace, Reception Palace, Throne Hall, Coronation Hall, and the Royal Guest House. The majority of halls and palaces can be viewed from outside only, but the exteriors are captivating enough to please.
Discover the local market at bustling China Town and Flower Market where it can best be explored in a day or night walking tour. You will come across street markets in China Town, street side restaurants, shop houses, gold shops, beautiful remnants of colonial style architecture and some interesting Chinese temples, such as Leng Noi Yee. China Town is also famous for many varieties of food and it turns into Bangkok`s biggest open air restaurant at night. After you return to your hotel by Skytrain or Metro.