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Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Step back in time on a history tour
All entrance fees included
You will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 8:30am by your specialist guide and driver. Due to the tour’s many facets and intricate history, a highly knowledgeable guide will accompany you on this tour through the history and cultural richness of Thailand. The core purpose of this day tour is to learn of Thai values and the treasures that made the fame of Thai people. The visit to the National Museum will aim to walk through the whole history of the country since the first known civilization of Chiang Bang to the present day; then discover the evolution of the arts and techniques over the same period by focusing on the influence of religion (Brahmanism and Buddhism). It is very important to focus on the Thai Monarchy, which is the highest institution that brings about development and progress in almost all aspects in the country. For the Thai’s, a king is not one who basks in luxurious living, but one who is most highly capable to bring happiness and prosperity to the people. The visit of Rattanakosin Museum aims to introduce why and how Rattanakosin became Bangkok (Krunthep) after the short Thonburi period. During this visit, we will highlight some of the founding principles such as the emancipation of the Thai people that deeply binds to the absolute respect for the monarchy, the true DNA of the Nation. Thus Thailand has a great and long history, quite tumultuous in many ways, structured around four strong ideas: Nation, Religion(s), Monarchy and Army. A trip to the Rattanakosin Museum only shows a tip of the iceberg of the respect, admiration and devotion, the Nation has towards the Royal Family. Finally, the day will end in the modern/contemporary period with the visit of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Bangkok). Visitors will then understand why the concept of contemporary art is at odds with the vision and the Western approach, mainly due to the strong influence of Religion in the development of Thai Arts and some censorship of thought and the ability to express it. At the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel safely.
Hotel pickup and drop-off (in downtown Bangkok)
English speaking specialist guide
Lunch at local restaurant
Entry/Admission - The National Museum Bangkok
Entry/Admission - Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
Entry/Admission - Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Tips and gratuities
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Tour can not operate on Mondays due to most museums being closed
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
According to regulations set by the Port Authority of Thailand, we are unable to pick-up and drop off customers from main cruise ports such as the Klong Toey Cruise Terminal in Bangkok. Special permits are required to enter the cruise terminal premises
Your downtown Bangkok hotel
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.