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Bangkok City Temple Tour

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Highlights

  • Perfect introduction to the temples of Bangkok
  • See the largest Golden Buddha in the world
  • Visit the birthplace of Thai massage
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

Overview

Bangkok is renowned for its heart-stoppingly beautiful Buddhist temples. Choosing which ones to visit can be a daunting task. This delightful morning tour takes you to three of the best, giving you time to enjoy them without feeling overwhelmed.

See Wat Trimitr, with its 900-year old solid- gold Buddha weighing 5 ½ tons – the largest Golden Buddha image in the world. Hear the incredible story of how this precious treasure was lost and found again.

Visit Wat Pho, Bangkok's oldest and largest temple and a renowned center of learning. View the enormous reclining Buddha inlaid with mother-of-pearl.

Gaze in admiration at sparkling Wat Benjamaborpitr, otherwise known as the Marble Temple, one of the finest examples of Thai architecture in existence.

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Itinerary

You will be picked from most central Bangkok hotels for your Bangkok City Temple Tour departs at 0800h (08:00am) and 1200h (12:00noon).

On the day of your tour, plan to meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. Please present your confirmation voucher to the guide before starting the tour.

An air-conditioned mini-van will take you to visit Bangkok’s famous temples. Your first stop, Wat Trimitr (Temple of the Golden Buddha), houses the world’s largest solid-gold Buddha. Cast approximately nine centuries ago, this remarkable statue stands 10 feet (3 m) high and weighs 5 ½ tons.

Many years back, at a time when the city was threatened by invaders, the golden Buddha was disguised with a layer of stucco and plaster. The precious statue was only rediscovered after the plaster was accidentally chipped during a move, revealing the shining gold beneath. Pieces of the plaster cover are displayed next to the figure.

Next stop on your tour is Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Bangkok’s oldest and largest temple, highly revered for its enormous Buddha statue – 46 meters long and 15 meters high. As the name suggests, the gold-plated Buddha is lying down. The figure is beautifully inlaid with mother-of-pearl in the eyes and on the massive soles of the feet.

In addition to the reclining Buddha,Wat Pho is home to more than 1,000 other Buddha images, more than any other temple in Thailand. The temple has long been a center of education for traditional Thai medicine and is acknowledged to be the birthplace of Thai massage.

Your last stop is the truly spectacular Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple), named for the glistening white Carrara marble (from Italy) used in its construction. The most modern and one of the most elegant of Bangkok's royal temples, Wat Benchamabophit is known for its use of European design features such as stained-glass windows.

Other highlights include the large collection of bronze Buddha images that line the spacious inner courtyard, and the magnificent decoration of the interior with its crossbeams of lacquer and gold. There is also a large Bodhi tree, bought from Bodhgaya (where the Buddha found Enlightenment) as a gift for King Chulalongkorn.

At the end of your tour you will be dropped back at your Bangkok hotel.

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Reviews

The trip was very good, the guide very courteous, informative and funny.... VIJAY RAO

Great Introduction to the temples of Bangkok. A tour of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun would complement this tour.... Ravi V Shankar

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx 4 hours

Start time

Start time: 0800h (08:00am) and 1200h (12:00noon).
(Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time).
Duration: Approx 4 hours

Meeting point

The lobby of your hotel in Bangkok. (The list of hotels from which pick-up is available is given under Additional Information).
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned mini-van
  • English-speaking guide
  • All admission fees

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Do/Dont's

Men and women should wear appropriate clothing when visiting temples. No shorts, short skirts or sleeveless tops

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details. Please note you do not require the ‘011’ code when you are dialing within Thailand.

On the day of your tour, plan to meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. Please present your confirmation voucher to the guide before starting the tour.
A minimum of two passengers is required for this tour to run. In the unlikely event that the minimum is not reached, the activity operator will contact you either to change the date or to swap you onto a different tour. If neither of these options is satisfactory for you then a refund will be arranged

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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