Bangkok City & Temples Tour

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Bangkok City & Temples - Tour 1

  • 08:30-12:00 or 13:30-17:00

    From several magnificent temples in Bangkok, the three most unique ones are Wat Traimit, Wat Pho, and Wat Benchamabophit. Wat Traimit houses a striking 3-meter tall Golden Buddha image - a gleaming, 5-ton figure of solid gold. Wat Pho is Bangkok's oldest and largest temple, featuring the largest reclining Buddha image in Thailand and the Chedi of the Kings. Finally there is Wat Benchamabophit, a fine modern Thai temple constructed from white Carrara marble with ornate crossbeams decorated with lacquer and gold.

    Please Note: Tour transfers are only offered within central Bangkok. Hotels outside of the city are not covered by a transfer service and guests will be required to find their own way to the meeting point

    We are currently not selling this tour. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Includes
  • Air conditioned vehicle with English-speaking guide.
  • Admission fee as mentioned on this program.
  • Transfer from/to hotel.
Excludes
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, insurance etc.
  • Other service not mentioned on this program.
  • Meal.
Remarks
  • Palace and Temples are sacred places, please dress politely. No Shorts, no sleeveless shirts. Hat, cap and umbrella may be helpful. Certain buildings may be closed on holidays and during Royal Ceremonies. Cameras may not be used in the buildings. Wear comfortable walking shoes. (Easy to put on and take off.)

City & Temples + Grand Palace - Tour 2

  • 08:30 - 12:30 or 13:30 - 17:30

    This tour includes three of the most unusual Buddhist temples in Bangkok: Wat Trimitr with its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 1/2 tons of solid gold). Wat Po, the most extensive temple in Bangkok, with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings.

    The Grand Palace was the seat not only of the king and his court, but contained within its crenellated walls, the entire government administration. The architecture is vibrantly Thai though there are some European designs as well. Brilliantly colored and gilded, and decorated with intricate detail, the overall effect is dazzling. The palace served as the official residence of the kings of Thailand from the 18th to the mid-20th century.

    The most famous building on the palace grounds is Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (wat) in Thailand. Construction of the temple began when King Rama I moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1785. Unlike other Thai temples, it does not contain living quarters for monks; rather, it has only the richly decorated holy buildings, statues, and pagodas.

    The main temple building is the central ubosoth, which houses the Emerald Buddha. Though green in color, the Buddha is actually carved from a single piece of jade, and though only 17 inches tall, is the most revered object in Thailand. Also within the grounds are several palaces, used for various occasions: the Funeral Palace, Reception Palace, Throne Hall, Coronation Hall, and the Royal Guest House. The majority of halls and palaces can be viewed from outside only, but the exteriors are captivating enough to please.

    Please Note: Tour transfers are only offered within central Bangkok. Hotels outside of the city are not covered by a transfer service and guests will be required to find their own way to the meeting point.

    We are currently not selling this tour. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Includes
  • Air conditioned vehicle with English-speaking guide.
  • Admission fee as mentioned on this program.
  • Transfer from/to hotel.
Excludes
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, insurance etc.
  • Other service not mentioned on this program.
  • Meal.
Remarks
  • Palace and Temples are sacred places, please dress politely. No Shorts, no sleeveless shirts. Hat, cap and umbrella may be helpful. Certain buildings may be closed on holidays and during Royal Ceremonies. Cameras may not be used in the buildings. Wear comfortable walking shoes. (Easy to put on and take off.)

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