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Bangkok Hop On Hop Off Bus

Catch the sight of the Thai capital’s best landmarks, temples and museums with a flexible Bangkok hop-on hop-off bus tour. Spend the entire day exploring the best of the city with an immersive and guided Elephant bus tour on a double-decker bus. With a professional guide accompanying you on the trip, you get to learn a great deal about the city’s key attractions. Delight your senses while you witness the beauty of major Bangkok attractions like Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Traimit (The Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (The Reclining Buddha), Wat, Suthat (The Giant Swing), MBK, Central World, and more. It is easy to book curated Bangkok tours and attractions with just a few clicks online to enjoy a hassle-free tour of the ‘City of Angels.’
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Our tips for Hop On Hop Off

  • Plan ahead. Before taking a hop-on hop-off Bangkok bus tour, make sure to research well in advance and choose the best option that suits your personal preference. A guided hop-on hop-off boat tour on Chao Phraya is best to soak up the panoramic views along with engaging audio commentary.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Bangkok is a busy city and requires a lot of walking. Wear your best walking shoes to avoid discomfort.
  • Be mindful of your belongings. While exploring Bangkok on a tourist bus, stay mindful of your belongings and keep them close to you while getting off the bus.
  • Be respectful of the local culture. It is important to be respectful of the local culture and customs while traveling around Bangkok. Avoid wearing disruptive clothing while visiting sites of religious importance.
  • Check the schedule. Make the most of your visit by checking the schedule of the Bangkok hop-on hop-off bus and check the detailed information on various stops to plan your itinerary ahead.
  • Stay hydrated. Sightseeing in Bangkok can be taxing, especially during the humid months. Make sure to take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.

Good to know

The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is also known as the ‘City of Angels.’ While locals prefer to call it Krung Thep, the official name of Bangkok is - Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukamprasit.

Comprising over 169 characters, it is no less than a tongue twister and the longest city name in the world. The name loosely translates to:

“City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the 9 gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra's behest.”

All the temples in Bangkok can be seen on their currency coins. It is illegal to step on any Thai currency that carries the image of the King. Before any movie, play, or cultural performance, the Thai National Anthem is played and it is imperative for everyone to stand out of respect. It is common to find third-gender washrooms in Bangkok. In fact, Thailand was the first country to introduce this concept to the world. The local greeting ‘Swadee Kaa’ is something you will hear countless times in a day while exploring Bangkok. The popular energy drink Red Bull originated in Thailand.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book a Bangkok hop-on hop-off tour?

    You can visit Bangkok any time of the year depending on your personal preference and what you want to do there. Weather wise, the best time to visit Bangkok is between November to February. The weather is cooler during these months and tourists flock to Bangkok during this peak tourist season. If you want to avoid crowds, visit during the shoulder season from late June to October.

  • Q: What is a Bangkok hop-on hop-off bus tour and how does it work?

    The Bangkok bus tour allows you the flexibility and convenience to disembark at the nearest designated stop, without a tour guide dictating your itinerary. The stops are conveniently located at major attractions, reducing any possible inconvenience during your tour. Once you're ready to continue, simply return to a designated bus stop, present your pass, and hop back on the bus to proceed to your next destination. This means you can take a complete loop of the route after obtaining your tour ticket, familiarize yourself with the city, identify your preferred spots to visit and revisit them during your stay.

  • Q: Where can I find a list of all the stops and a map of the various Bangkok hop-on hop-off tour routes?

    You can visit the relevant product page and check the Useful Downloads section to find the latest information as routes, stops, and timings change frequently.

  • Q: Are these tours guided?

    That will depend on the tour provider. You’ll find that hop-on hop-off tours can be either live or audio-guided. Many will have a pre-recorded commentary that’ll share fascinating information about the history of Bangkok, its culture, and many places of interest. You’ll find that the audio commentary will be provided in various languages. English, French, German and Spanish are the most commonly used, but others may be available. Check the specific product page for full details of all the languages offered.

  • Q: How do I choose the best Bangkok hop-on hop-off tour?

    That entirely depends on your personal preference. If you wish to explore the city from the bustling waters of the Chao Phraya, then Chao Phraya Tourist Boat tour is your best bet. If you want to discover the Thai capital at your own pace, then taking the Elephant hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour will help you get acquainted with the key landmarks. To get the best of both worlds, take the combo ticket option of Cha Phraya Boat and Elephant Hop-on Hop-off bus tour.

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