Private Tour: Bangkok Temples including reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

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Private Tour: Bangkok Temples including reclining Buddha at Wat Pho information and booking

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$35
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
Pickup time from your hotel may vary slightly depending on our hotel location.
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
8:30am 1:10pm Hotel pickup and drop off is NOT available from the following hotels: Novotel Suvarnabhumi - Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport) Niran Grand - Bang Na Nototel Bang Na - Bang Na Royal Princess Srinakarin  - Bang Na Amari Don Muang - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Airport Suite Bangkok - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Asia Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Ebina House - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Rama Gardens - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Quality Suite Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport) Miracle Grand Convention - Laksi Inn Come Sweet - Chatuchak Chaleena Princess - Ramkamheng Grand Hitech Tower Inn - Ekkamai Forum Park - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi) Rio Residence - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi) Royal Pacific Plaza - Rama 9 Oasis - Huang Kwang P R Union - Thonburi Gold Orchid Bangkok - Suttisan Additional selected areas
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Tour description provided by Viator

Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country with around 95% of Thai's practicing the Theravada discipline of Buddhism. As you wander the streets of Bangkok it is not unusual to see monks adorned in their maroon and yellow colors walking along the road and it should come as no surprise as Thailand has over 26,000 Wat's (the local name for temple).

On this privately guided half-day tour you will visit three of the most famous wat's in Bangkok - Wat Traimit, Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit. A Wat is a Buddhist building where both men and women can be ordained as monks or nuns. 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.

What's included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)