Tour Program

 

-- Half Day Bangkok Temples --

Morning Afternoon
Pickup Approx. 7:15 and 12:15
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          Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country with around 95% of Thai's practicing the Theravada

 

discipline of Buddhism. Therefore on the streets of Bangkok it is not unusual to see monks walking along the

 

road and it is no surprise that Thailand has over 26,000 Wats (the local name for Temple). You cannot leave

 

Thailand without taking this half-day tour and visiting three of the most significant temples in Bangkok renowned

 

for their cultural values and Buddhist sacredness. The first is the “Wat Trimit”, known as the temple of the

 

Golden Buddha, which protects the 3 metre tall Buddha statue crafted from 5.5 tons of solid gold, which is a fine

 

example of Sukhothai style art. As you pass through Chinatown you will see the second and oldest temple called

 

“Wat Pho” also known as the temple of the reclining Buddha, which is also home to the authentic therapeutic

 

Thai massage and the Chedis of the Kings. At 46 metres in length and 15 metres high the Buddha is the largest

 

in Bangkok and illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana. The third and final temple is the

 

“Wat Benchamabophit”, also known as the Marble Temple. This monastery was built out of white Italian marble

 

from Carrara in the 19th century and houses one of the country's most beautiful Buddha images. To round off

 

the tour, we call in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewelry,

 

handicrafts and silk at competitive prices

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