GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH
Within The Grand Palace Bangkok - The Emerald Buddha Temple Bangkok grounds there are free guided tours in English, Times: 10:00 am, 10:30, 1:30 and 2:00. You may like to recheck these times at ticket office, as they can often change. Update: this service was activated then reactivate, it can change without notification. Also you may even have to negotiate a price rate before hand for a guide.
TOP TIP: You can also rent an audio guide for other languages, 200 Baht.
* Always choose a guide within The Grand Palace itself & not someone on the outside street area.
The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) in the Grand Palace itself is the main attraction. A figurine of the meditating Buddha made from a solid one piece of green jade, clothed in gold and diamonds. It is greatly revered from the Royal family to Thai nationals alike, as Thailand’s utmost precious religious icon...
The Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) is located 700 meters south of The Grand Palace. Its a world-renowned 46 meter long gold plated reclining Buddha. Its pose is representing entry into complete spiritual enlightenment ending all worldly reincarnations. Within the surrounding corridor there are 108 bronze bowls representing the 108 auspicious characteristics of The Buddha. It is believed dropping coins into these bowls brings wealth and prosperity...