Bangkok’s City and Temples
With hundreds of temples within its city borders, one cannot see all of them. Carefully chosen
from importance to just simply stunning, our tour among the Buddhist landmarks in
Bangkok does include a quick but good view of the local vibe of the capital.
WHY THIS TOUR?
With thousands of temple spread across its country borders, Bangkok is an endless affirmation of being one of the main centres for exploring its temples and its firm believe in Buddhism. Over 700 temples adorn almost every street corner, tiny alley or main leeway in and out of the capital.
To get a grasp of them all is an impossible feat so seeing the most important ones in terms of spiritual importance, design and delivering a mind-blowing experience on how Bangkok and Buddhism are like a marriage, this city and temple tour is filling this travel need.
08:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Offering this tour both in the morning as well as in the afternoon, our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok for 4 hours of getting an impression of the most stunning temples of Bangkok.
Our tour commences at the temple with the invaluable Golden Buddha. Located in Bangkok’s thriving Chinatown district, Wat Trimitr (also called Wat Traimit) is best known as the home of the largest known solid gold Buddha image in the world. Standing at 15 feet tall and weighing in at approximately 5.5 tons, this 700-year old statue has an interesting history.
Driving through Chinatown, we arrive shortly at the grounds of Wat Po. This large and extensive temple neighbours the Grand Palace enclave and contains a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha, some 46 meters long and 15 meters high, with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles. Considered to be one of the worlds’ most famous temples, Wat Pho is also regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’
Finally, we stop at Wat Benjamaborpitr or also called the White Marble Temple, one of the finest examples of Thai architecture and noted for its elegant white marble façade. Designed by the foremost Thai architect of the time, Prince Narissaranuwatwong, the temple was constructed by using imported Italian marble. Inside the main chapel, is situated the country’s most captivating Buddha’s image.
After this introduction to Thai Buddhist temples, we bring you back to your hotel.