Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country with around 95% of Thai’s practicing the Theravada discipline of Buddhism. On this half-day guided tour you will visit three of the most famous wat’s (the local name for temple) in Bangkok – Wat Traimit, Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit.
- Instant Confirmation
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- All entrance fees included
- Led by a local guide
- Transport by air conditioned coach
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included (Selected Bangkok hotels only)
- Conducted in English
A Wat is a Buddhist building where both men and women can be ordained as monks or nuns. As you wander the streets of Bangkok it is not unusual to see monks walking along the road and it should come as no surprise as Thailand has over 26,000 Wat’s.
Wat Traimit is also known as the temple of the Golden Buddha. The 3 meter tall statue is made from solid gold and weighs 5.5 tons and is a fine example of Sukhothai style art. You will then pass through Chinatown on your way to Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha. At 46 meters in length and 15 meters high the Buddha is the largest in Bangkok and illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana. Your last stop is at Wat Benchamabophit, or the marble temple. This magnificent monastery was built out of white Italian marble from Carrara in the late 19th century.
Departure Point: Tour departs from selected Bangkok hotels
Departure Time: 8:30am / 1:10pm – Hotel pickups commence approximately 60-minutes prior to departure time.
Hotel pickup and drop off is NOT available from the following hotels:
o Novotel Suvarnabhumi – Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport)
o Niran Grand – Bang Na
o Nototel Bang Na – Bang Na
o Royal Princess Srinakarin – Bang Na
o Amari Don Muang – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Airport Suite Bangkok – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Asia Airport – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Ebina House – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Rama Gardens – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Quality Suite Airport – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Miracle Grand Convention – Laksi
o Inn Come Sweet – Chatuchak
o Chaleena Princess – Ramkamheng
o Grand Hitech Tower Inn – Ekkamai
o Forum Park – Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
o Rio Residence – Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
o Royal Pacific Plaza – Rama 9
o Oasis – Huang Kwang
o P R Union – Thonburi
o Gold Orchid Bangkok – Suttisan
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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Interesting tour with a excellent guide, and a good insight to Buddhism.
Reviewed by: Sean D, United Kingdom