Bangkok's glittering temples will stun you, even in the short time you are there.
On this trip you will:
- Have a private 2-hour transfer from Laem Chabang pier to Bangkok with guide
- Visit Wat Traimit to see the solid gold Buddha
- Visit Wat Pho to view the Reclining Buddha
- Visit Wat Benchamabophit
The ride into Bangkok must be considered part of your introduction to Thailand. Once you arrive, you will see the wonderful chaos of the city.
This tour will take you to 3 magnificent and most unique temples in the city.
They are Wat Traimit, Wat Pho, and Wat Benchamabophit.
The word wat, which means temple, will be visible throughout your ride as many small temples line the streets of the city. There are also thousands of gold-leaf Buddha images in Thailand, but what makes the Wat Traimit unique is that houses the Golden Buddha which is made of solid gold - all 12,000 lbs. of it. The true nature of the image was revealed only in 1955 when it was accidentally dropped, cracking the stucco surface to expose its solidy gold interior. Housed in an otherwise unremarkable temple, this 13-ft. tall, 13th-century Sukhothai Buddha seems to glow with an ineer light, making a visit worthwhile.
Wat Pho is stunning. It houses the 151-ft. long, 50-ft. high Reclining Buddha, made of brick, plaster, and gold leaf. This image fills the wihan (assembly hall) in the northwest corner of the tmple compound. You will take the natural path around the Buddha, beginning with the face with its serence expression, and then to the fee, which are studded with mother-of-pear inlay.
Commissioned by Rama V and designed by his half-brother, Prince Naris and Italian architect Ercole Manfredi,this is a cruciform temple made of Italian Carrara marble. The bot (ordination hall)is particularly beautiful, with stained-glass windows, carvings on the window panels, and a golden Buddha image benearth which are interred the ashes of Rama V.
- Your admissions are included for the described stops.
- Food, beverages, extra purchases, and gratuities are not included.
- You are expected to dress with respect for the sacred sites. Read Restrictions below.
- There are few but occasional functions that would cause one of these venues to be closed on a particular day. We will substitute an appropriate highlight in its place only if necessary.
- You will be expected to remove your shoes at the temples. If you are averse to this, we suggest you bring socks or surgical footies.
- You will not be allowed to enter temples unless you are well covered. Shorts, sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps, capri pants are not allowed. You will be asked to put on a sarong if your dress is unacceptable. We suggest you bring a shawl to cover those areas that need attention.
Days offered: 7 days a week