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From the grandeur of ancient temples to the sizzle of street food stalls, the rhythm of traditional markets to the electrifying energy of its nightlife, Bangkok offers a tour for every traveler’s soul. Guided tours not only provide valuable insights into Bangkok’s rich history and culture but also offer a hassle-free way to navigate the bustling streets and uncover hidden gems that might elude the average visitor. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or a party animal, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for in this comprehensive guide!

Cultural and Historical Tours

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew:

Explore the iconic Grand Palace, the official residence of the Thai monarch, and visit Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, among the best tours in Bangkok.

Exterior of Wat Phra Kaew, photo courtesy of Silvia

Wat Arun:

Discover the beauty of Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, known for its stunning riverside location and intricate design.

Landscape shot of Wat Arun, photo courtesy of Anantachai Saothong

Jim Thompson House:

Take a tour of the former home of Jim Thompson, an American entrepreneur who played a significant role in reviving the Thai silk industry.

Interior of Jim Thompson House Museum, photo courtesy of Canva

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket):

Visit Wat Saket, commonly known as The Golden Mount, a serene temple atop a hill offering panoramic views of Bangkok. It’s a peaceful retreat with a fascinating history, making it a must-visit destination for those interested in Thai culture and spirituality.

Book for our Bangkok Free City Session and see The Golden Mount (It’s FREE)!

Tour occurs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Close up of The Golden Mount (Wat Saket), photo courtesy of Canva

Culinary Tours

Cooking Classes:

Join a cooking class to learn how to prepare authentic Thai dishes under the guidance of skilled chefs.

Seafood Tom Yum, photo courtesy of emy

Street Food Tours:

Embark on a culinary adventure through Bangkok’s bustling street markets, tasting local delicacies like pad thai, mango sticky rice, and various Thai street snacks.

Book our Chatuchak Market Outing and try out the best local street food!

Tour occurs every Sunday.

Thai street food at Chatuchak Market with Madventures

Nature and Adventure Tours

Ayutthaya Day Trip:

Visit the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore its historical ruins and temples.

Ancient city of Ayutthaya, photo courtesy of John Matthew Flores

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market:

Experience the lively atmosphere of this traditional floating market, where vendors sell fresh produce and local goods from boats.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, photo courtesy of Marek Okon

Chatuchak Weekend Market:

Explore one of the world’s largest weekend markets, offering a vast array of products, from clothing and accessories to art and antiques.

Book our Chatuchak Market Outing and try out the best local street food!

Tour occurs every Sunday.

Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Market with Madventures

Nightlife and Entertainment Tours

Chao Phraya River:

Enjoy a quiet cruise along the Chao Phraya River, admiring the city’s illuminated landmarks while sailing by.

Book our Bangkok Canal Tour and observe local lifestyle along the Chao Phraya River and quiet canals, coined as the Venice of the east!

Tour occurs every Tuesday.

Bangkok Canal Tour with Madventures

Muay Thai Boxing Matches:

Witness the excitement of authentic Muay Thai boxing matches, a thrilling experience for sports enthusiasts.

Muay Thai match, photo courtesy of Jonathan Tomas

Khao San Road at Night:

Dive into Bangkok’s famous nightlife scene with a Khao San Road pub crawl. Explore the vibrant bars and clubs on this iconic street, meeting fellow travelers and locals while enjoying music, drinks, and lively atmosphere. This is definitely one of the best tours in Bangkok for party people!

Book our infamous Khao San Pub Crawl and get the full nightlife experience!

Tour occurs every Wednesday and Sunday.

Mad Monkey’s infamous Khao San Road Pub Crawl

Best Tours in Bangkok: Final Thoughts

In the tapestry of Bangkok’s tours, every thread weaves a unique story. From ancient temples to bustling markets and electrifying nightlife, each experience is a brushstroke on the canvas of this vibrant city. For adventurers looking for a hassle-free, full-package experience, check out Madventures! We offer immersive experiences that go beyond the ordinary. So, dive in, explore, and let Bangkok’s magic script your unforgettable journey.

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About the Author

Nicole Basri is the Junior Marketing Assistant at Mad Monkey Hostels. When she's not working, you'll find her buried in a good book, or on a hunt for the perfect Matcha Latte.