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Bangkok - Grand Palace & Royal Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Grand Palace & Royal Temple of the Emerald Buddha

(153 reviews)
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand
60 mins

About the tour

the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace together form the greatest spectacle for the visitor to Bangkok. It consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, and dates back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded. When you enter the compound, you first of all see the Emerald Buddha Temple and the nearby attractions, and then move on to the Grand Palace afterwards. It is a pretty amazing place to visit so get ready to be wowed!

Meet your local guide


Kay is a local tour guide base in Bangkok, Thailand. He started in 1984 and has been a tour leader for overseas groups since.

Kay has been guiding since Dec 1984

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Bangkok with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Bangkok. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

12 April 2021

Amazing colors, beautiful statues and temples. I would watch this tour again.

Lisa R.

12 April 2021

Kay is an excellent guide. He has a real gift of taking a complicated location and finding you the best portions to learn about and take postcards. He is super knowledgeable and engaging. I have had multiple tours with Kay now, and am looking forward to many more.

Jennifer S.

12 April 2021

Kay is a very knowledgeable tour guide - the history of the rulers of Thailand, the art and architecture of buildings, etc. but I wish he would improve in one area, the ability to provide good "Postcard" occasions. He frequently focuses his camera on details of the walls, tiles, etc., and gives opportunities for people to take pictures, but when it comes to larger views, he usually cuts off the bottom or tops of buildings or other items, doesn't center the pictures, etc. Unlike most other Virtualtrips tour guides, he doesn't seem to have much experience with photography. I hope he gets some training in what a good photo consists of. I've been to several of his tours, and this is a recurrent problem.

Judith Ann M.

12 April 2021

Great tour Kay. Thank you

Katharine W.

11 April 2021

My first trip to Bangkok and was I impressed! Kay's knowledge of the Royal Palace's history, architectural styles and religious myths made the tour of that magnificent site. Breathtakingly beautiful.

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