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Bangkok Highlights Day Tour

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18th Jan 2014
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Bang Pa-In Palace by night
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Bang Pa-In Palace, Ayutthaya, Bangkok
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Bang Pa-In Palace, Ayutthaya, Bangkok
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Chinatown, Bangkok
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Chinatown, Bangkok
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Temple of the Reclining Buddha
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Temple of the Reclining Buddha
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Temple of the Emerald Buddha
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Temple of the Emerald Buddha
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Wat Tramait or Temple of the Golden Buddha
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Wat Tramait or Temple of the Golden Buddha

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a city where urban skyscrapers rise amidst history, traditions and culture. From the famous Wat Pho Thai massage on one side to the world-famous temple complexes on the other to the shopping arenas in Chinatown, Bangkok has something to offer everyone. This city tour pans across the highlights and attractions that Bangkok has to offer, within a day's time.

Our starting place will be our Bangkok Meeting place: At the airport or at the hotel lobby.

Our itinerary goes as follows:

  • We will meet you at the selected starting place, from where the transfer will happen via private vehicle, which shall be in use for the rest of the day of sight-seeing and visiting the enlisted attractions.
  • We'll then begin our day tour at the Temple of the Golden Buddha,
  • We will next walk you through the China Town area where you can enjoy shopping for souvenirs or just relishing some authentic delicacies.
  • The next attraction on our itinerary will be the Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha also called Wat Phra Kaew.
  • From there we'll head to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha or Wat Pho, as he's called.

* The time spent as indicated here in the itinerary is approximate and doesn't include the commuting time. Commutation is entirely dependent on the distances between two spots and the traffic situation.

*This tour includes

  • A local professional guide.
  • Private modern vehicle (private car or minivan) including gasoline and toll fee
  • Entrance fee of the Temple of the Golden Buddha; the Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew); the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
  • A meal in authentic Thai cuisine

*We also request our travelers to adhere to the local dress code, which is does not allow for sleeveless dresses, above the knee length skirts, or short pants. However, in case you're willing to, you can always rent local costumes, which will be available at the entrance gate.

*PLEASE NOTE: Tour fare is US$ 269 for the first person. Additional person for US$ 31 maximum 9 people

Located right next to Hualampong Railway Station and at the near end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road stands the Temple of the Golden Buddha. Locally known as Wat Traimit (literally translated into the Golden Buddha), is a temple to the world's largest massive gold seated Buddha. It measures nearly five meters in height and weighs five and a half tons. Legends speak of how the artisans crafted the Buddha statues in gold and disguised them from invading armies by covering them with stucco and plaster. Discovered by accident, the Buddha at Wat Traimit was accidentally dropped, revealing, under a casing of plaster, a beautiful solid gold Sukhothai style Buddha, holding true to its many legends. Those pieces of the plaster are still kept on display. Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Photo of Golden Buddha Mittaphap Thai-China Road Bangkok Thailand by Swai Hapoo

With grandeur opening up to Bangkok's Chinatown, are the ceremonial Chinese Gate. It runs all along from Odeon Circle to Yaowarat, marking the erstwhile settled Chinese community since 1783. While the entire city is an epitome of urban skylines, this part of the city still retains its undeveloped yet striking traditional settlement, making it one of the major tourist attractions in the city. While Tang To Gung gold shop on Sampeng Lane, around Mangkon Road gives you a fine example of architecture in Bangkok from its early years, the main arteries of Chinatown are unmistakably Thanon Yaowarat and Thanon Charoen Krung, where the food and shopping arenas create a much required touristy buzz.

Photo of Yaowarat Bangkok Thailand by Swai Hapoo
Photo of Yaowarat Bangkok Thailand by Swai Hapoo

The illustrious and grand Bang, Pain Royal Palace is the summer residence of the Siamese royalty, located 60km north of Bangkok near Ayutthaya. 

This Summer Palace encircles a park with many iconic structures, that can be seen from your rented electric cart. While the property is owned by the royal family, Phra Thinang What Chamrun is the only building open for tourist visitation. It's a palace and throne room, built in the traditional Chinese-style, with grand ornamental tiles, elaborate ebony furnishings, gold, silver and porcelain intricate fretwork and a red lacquer interior. 

One of the highlights is a delicate, artistically carved camel bone dragon. Along side this is the tower used by royal parties as an observatory to view the heavens or surrounding countryside, called Ho Withun Thasana, or Sages Lookout. And finally we'll come to an archetypal Thai pavilion set in the middle of the ornamental pond called the Aisawan Thiphya, or the iconic Divine Seat of Personal Freedom, or 'floating' pavilion, known to have been the favorite afternoon spot for young Royals, and an inspiration to their epic poetry. Opening Hours: 8.30 a.m. To 4.30 p.m. Tickets sold until 3.30 p.m.

Photo of Aisawan Thiphya-Asana - พระที่นั่งไอศวรรย์ทิพยอาสน์ ตำบล บ้านเลน พระนครศรีอยุธยา ประเทศไทย by Swai Hapoo

Wat Phra Kaew, or more commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is revered as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located within the historic grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot, or the Emerald Buddha, which is a Buddha image intricately carved from a single block of jade, dating back to the 15th century AD. This temple is officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram. Resting on a series of high raised platforms, no one is allowed near the main enshrined statue, except HM the King. Important to the Thai culture and rituals, an important ceremony of changing the robes is performed only by the King to bring good fortune to the country during each season. The temple of Emerald Buddha is beautifully decorated and every visitor has vouched for a sense of peace and serenity within the temple premises. Opening Hours: 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew Wiang Chiang Rai Thailand by Swai Hapoo

The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, or Wat Pho, or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Being one of the largest temple complexes in Bangkok, it is known for its giant reclining Buddha, which is a 46 meters long statue. This temple complex is also famous for its traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is also considered the leading center of massage in Thailand. Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 17:00 (Massage available until 18:00)

Photo of Wat Pho Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang Bangkok Thailand by Swai Hapoo
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