A must see on any visit to Bangkok is the spectacular Royal Grand Palace, and within its grounds, the most important of all Thai Monuments, the Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace is Bangkok's most famous landmark built in 1782. For 150 years it was the home of the Siamese Kings, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. The highly revered Emerald Buddha image was carved from a single block of jade.
The world's largest golden teak wood mansion, originally constructed on the island of Si Chang on the Gulf of Thailand without using a single nail, the Vimarnmek Teak Palace was moved to its current location in the Dusit area of the city and is now a Thai Heritage Museum showcasing many gifts and treasures from King Rama V's travels to Europe.
For tours using our own transportation, we will round off our tour with a brief visit to a local lapidary factory and showroom