Golden Buddha, Reclining Buddha & Marble Temple Tour PM - Without Hotel Pick Up
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: PUR4MJ
Delve into Bangkok's Buddhist heritage with a half-day exploration of the city's historic temples. Stand before the Buddha sculptures at Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), and marvel at the beautiful and ornate architecture of Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple).
Ride through the city streets on your way to Wat Traimit, a temple whose gilded exterior houses the world's largest solid-gold Buddha statue. Weighing 5.5 tons and measuring 10 feet (3 m) tall, this seated sculpture is believed to have been made back in the 13th or 14th century.
From there, continue on to Wat Pho, the grand royal temple complex that holds a (151-foot) 46-m Reclining Buddha. One of Bangkok's oldest temples, Wat Pho was designated a royal monastery during the reign of King Rama I. Hear about the temple's role as a place of education for the public as you explore its pavilions and halls.
Continue your journey to Wat Benchamabophit, known as the marble temple for the Italian Carrara marble used to construct its ubosoth (a structure for ordinations). Traverse the striking marble courtyard to see the lions poised outside the the pillared entryway, and then make your way to the nearby Gems Gallery to spend as much time as you'd like perusing the shimmering stones on offer before catching a ride back to your hotel.
Half-day exploration of Bangkok's beautiful Buddhist temples
5.5-ton solid gold Buddha statue at historic Wat Traimit
Royal temple complex of Wat Pho with famed Reclining Buddha
Marble courtyard & ornate architecture of Wat Benchamabophit
Insight into role of monks & monasteries in Thai daily life
Stop at Gems Gallery International, the world's biggest jewellery and gems centre, for as long as you like.
Guided tour of Wat Traimit, Wat Pho, and Wat Benchamabophit
Transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
Live tour commentary provided in English
Food and beverages
Hotel pick up
Children 1 and younger are complimentary.
There are some steps at Wat Traimit. However, there is a lift (discreetly located at the back of the temple) should any visitor have mobility issues.
Dress code: No sleeveless tops showing shoulders. No see-through garments. No dresses above the knee. No short pants or three quarter pants. No sports-wear.
At the end of this tour we will visit Gems Gallery International, the world's biggest jewellery and gem centre. Transport back to your hotel will be available when you wish to leave. Just inform your guide or Gems Gallery staff.
Tour does not include hotel pick up (except Narai Hotel as this is the tour's departure point) and IS NOT refundable. Please make your way to Narai Hotel, 222 Silom Road, Bangkok and meet at the Tour East Desk in the lobby no later than 12.45pm. as tour departs at 1.00pm. (The tour including hotel pick up IS refundable).