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DIY Tour to Grand Palace Bangkok

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Journey to Grand Palace and Temple by yourself

Journey to Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Prakeaw) by BTS (Sky Train and Boat along Chao Phraya River

The most attractive places that we are highly recommended to visit are Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Prakeaw) when you arrive Bangkok, Thailand.

Grand Palace

If there’s one must see that no visit Bangkok would be complete without, it is amazing, spectacular Grand Palace, surely the city’s most famous landmark. Built in 1782 – and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government. The Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people.

Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha). The construction of the Temple of Emerald Buddha started when King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1785. Unlike other temples, it does not contain living quarters for monks; rather, it has only elaborately decorated holy buildings, statues, and pagodas.

Wat Prakeaw and Grand Palace opening hours: 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Ticket price at THB 500 per person.

How to get there from Hotel Clover Asoke

Now it time to be started from Hotel Clover Asoke that we will guide how you can go to Wat Prakeaw and Grand Palace by BTS (Sky Train) and a public boat along the Chao Phraya River. From Hotel you can go by walking to Asoke BTS Station just only 5 minutes then you have to buy a ticket to Saphan Taksin BTS Station (ticket price at THB 42 per person) after take a Sky Train so you have to change a line to Silom line at Siam BTS Station to go to Saphan Taksin BTS Station, get off there by use exit number 2 to go to Sathorn Pier just 2 minutes walking.

Then we suggest you take Chao Phraya Express Boat (specify a boat has orange flag & ticket price at THB 15 person) to go to Tha Chang Pier (N9), then go out the pier Wat Prakeaw and Grand Palace on your right side.

**Boat Schedule**

Monday to Friday (06.00 am – 07.00 pm) every 10 – 20 minutes

Saturday to Sunday (06.00 am – 07.00 pm) every 20 – 20 minutes

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