Visit Royal Barge Museum, a huge boathouse that displays eight royal barges that are the product of the finest Thai craftsmanship. Then explore Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn), one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok.
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Royal Barge + Wat Arun
Meet your English-speaking guide in the hotel’s lobby. Transfer to Thonburi - the western part of Bangkok, and begins on the west banks of the Chao Phraya River. It was the capital of Thailand for a short time during the reign of King Taksin, after the ransacking of old capital Ayutthaya by the Burmese. However, in 1782 King Rama I moved the capital to the other side of the river, and called it Bangkok (Krungthep).
Visit to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, is one of Bangkok’s best know landmark. It stands on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri. Wat Arun is best seen from the opposite bank of the river; it glistens in the sunlight during the day and stands dark and noble at dawn or dusk. A visit to the beautiful, peaceful monastery complex surrounding the familiar towers is very worth-while. These towers, the Phra Prang, although best known, the only part of Wat Arun. It also contains narrow lanes; elegant, old white buildings; shrines, pools of turtles; and two fine giants, Yuk Wat Jaeng, mortal enemies of the Yuk Wat Po across the river.
Continue to visit Royal Barge National Museum, Thailand’s ornately carved and decorated Royal Barges are displayed in boatsheds on Khiong (Canal) Bangkok Noi, just off the Chao Phraya River near Phra Pin Klao Bridge on the Thon Buri side.
The barges on display vary in size and function. The most important of all is the Suppanahong, or 'Golden Swan,' with its figurehead prow in the shape of a huge golden swan. The barge was built by King Rama I, but then had to be rebuilt by King Rama V. Next to it is the Narai Song Suban with King Narai riding a Garuda on its prow. This barge was built to commemorate the king’s 50th anniversary on the throne. Around the sides and back of the warehouse are display cases with oars, flags and other paraphernalia of the procession ceremonies.
Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver English speaking licensed guide All admission fees as mentioned in the program VAT 7% and all Government taxes (no service charge)
Exclusions: A camera permit is required for an additional fee of THB 100 per camera Items of a personal nature Tips or Gratuities to guide and driver
Child Policy: For children under 2 years old will be Free of charge. For children 2-11 years old we charge 75% of the price that calculate from a total number of adult pax. For children over 12 years old we charge normal price.