Excursions & day trips
Alternative Bangkok Private Tour
If you'd like to see Bangkok through the eyes of a local, then you'll be in for a treat with this private half-day tour. Not only will you travel on foot, by underground, boat and tuk-tuk, but you'll discover places and eat snacks at spots where few tourists go. You'll visit three temples - Wat Traimit, Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat and Wat Arun – and get a real taste for the city.It all kicks off at the entrance to MRT Sukhumvit Station, where you'll board the underground to Hua Lamphong. You'll refuel with a quick snack from one of the stalls first, then set off to Wat Traimit – the Temple of the Golden Buddha – famed for its 5.5-tonne Golden Buddha statue. After walking down Yaowarat Street, you'll arrive at Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat, the Dragon Lotus Temple.Before boarding a boat, you'll get to explore part of the old market, then breeze upstream through the action to Wat Arun. Some more city discovery is on the cards now with a tuk tuk ride, then snap up panoramic views before you reach Siam station.