Spend a half day discovering three of the most prominent temples in Bangkok. You'll visit Wat Triamit, Wat Pho, and Wat Benchamabophit with your guide. This morning or afternoon tour caters to those interested in Thailand's architecture, Buddhist culture, and history. Plus, check out the Gems Gallery, home to precious stones available for purchase.
After hotel pickup in central Bangkok, you're accompanied to three of the city's most enigmatic temples. Start at Wat Triamit, home to the Golden Buddha, and be awe-struck by the sight of this 12,000-pound (5,500-kg) solid gold Buddha statue. In order to disguise and protect it from plunderers, the figure was covered in plaster for two centuries until it was restored.Continue on to Wat Pho, a large temple that dates back to the 17th century. See more than 1,000 images in addition to the 150-foot-long (46-meter) Reclining Buddha, covered in gold leaf to represent the entrance of Buddha into Nirvana. Finally, proceed to Wat Benchamabophit, known for its fusion of Thai and European architectural styles. Learn about its marble Buddha and the temple's pillars and walls made of white Cararra marble imported from Italy.Finish with a stop at the Gems Gallery, where you can browse for precious stones available for purchase. Your tour concludes with a comfortable ride back to your hotel.