Wat Arun Bangkok

Boat Bangkok: River of Kings and the Thonburi Khlongs

Board a longtail boat and enjoy a fresh perspective from the Chao Phraya river, also known as Bangkok’s River of Kings. Explore some of Bangkok’s highlights such as the spectacular Wat Arun, as well as some lesser known hidden gems on this exploration of the city’s expansive and richly rewarding waterways.
Tour Timings
13:00 - 17:00
Half Day
Meals Included


Our expert local guide will meet you at the hotel at 1PM, ready to set off and uncover Bangkok’s intricate web of waterways. Our first stop will be Baan Silapin, also known as the Artist’s House. Situated in Khlong Bang Luang, one of the older heritage communities of the city dating back to the Ayutthaya period, Baan Silapin houses a fascinating museum of artworks and sculptures meticulously created by local artists.

Next, we’ll visit Wat Paknam. Wat Paknam is a sight that cannot be missed, in more ways than one. The temple grounds are home to a towering, 68-meter tall Buddha image known as Phra Buddha Dhammakāya Thepmongkhon. Visible from the distant surrounds of the city, this magnificent image stands close by the equally mesmerising Phrarathchamongkhon Stupa, the inner halls of which showcase a spectacular artistic representation of Buddhist cosmology. Upon completing your exploration of the grounds inside Wat Paknam, we will then board our boat again for a short journey up the Chao Phraya river.

Finally, we’ll arrive at our last destination, Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Laid out as a central prang (tower), surrounded by four smaller prangs, each one encapsulated inside of an intricate and beautifully designed porcelain exterior. The steep steps up the central prang may be climbed for a closer inspection of the upper levels, though you may wish to descend the steps backwards if heights are not your thing.

Upon completing your visit to Wat Arun, our day will come to an end and you will return to your hotel.

Important Information
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals and Snacks as mentioned
  • Drinking Water
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  • Tips for Guide and Driver
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