Oriental Bangkok Tour
|Trip Duration||8 hours|
|Price per person|| |
Bangkok is a city that is the most visited capital of the world. It is the combination of orient, stupidity and modernity that is visible at every step.
The charms of life on the street cause most visitors to this city feel the desire to explore it even more. Even high temperatures do not prevent tourists from getting to know street food, many street markets, and the most interesting monuments presenting rich history of the country.
In many places one can feel like in a real world because of the smiles of people, kindness and good approach to the tourists.
Bangkok is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, and the sun shines here almost every day. Even if it gets cloudy and it rains, it's just for a moment and again to return to the sun.
Meet with us all the charms of this place, become one of the guests of this unforgettable city and take a tour of what we offer for you.
Upon leaving the port at Laem Chabang, you will embark on an approximately 2-hour drive to Bangkok, one of the most sought after destinations in Asia. Occupying a space of 1,568.7 square kilometers (605.7 sq mi), it is a vast metropolis with a population of 15 million.
Visit the gorgeous Grand Palace and gaze at its golden gleaming roof. It has acted as the official residence of the Kings of Siam (now Thailand) since 1782. If it is a clear day, the golden roof will contrast nicely with the deep blue sky. Also on this tour is the Wat Phra Kaew, or Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Within the area of the Grand Palace, the Wat Phra Kaew was commissioned by King Rama I to house what is considered a sacred object: the Emerald Buddha. It is believed the Emerald Buddha was crafted in 14th Century Siam, but there is debate on whether or not it originated from India or Sri Lanka.
After visit Grand Palace complex we will see the neighbor Wat Pho or “Temple of the Reclining Buddha” is one of Bangkok’s most attractive temples. It is a much visited temple complex due to its location immediately South of the Grand Palace and the huge Reclining Buddha image it houses. The temple that is officially named Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram is one of the six temples in Thailand that are of the highest grade of the first class Royal temples. The Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple complex in Bangkok, it houses more than 1,000 Buddha images which is more than any other Wat in Thailand. Most of the images were brought over from abandoned temples in places as Ayutthaya and Sukhothai by order of King Rama I.
After the foundation of Bangkok in the Ko Rattanakosin area in 1782 and the construction of the Grand Palace, King Rama I ordered the construction of the Wat Pho. The temple was built on the site of an older, Ayutthaya era temple named Wat Photharam right next to the Grand Palace. The temple is famous for its enormous gold plated Reclining Buddha image. The image named Phra Phuttha Saiyat was build during the reign of King Rama III in 1832 and is 46 meters long and 15 meters high. Although the image is sometimes referred to as the lying Buddha or the sleeping Buddha, the Reclining Buddha shows the passing of the Buddha into final Nirvana after death.
Next attraction you can see another sacred site: the Wat Traimit, or Temple of the Golden Buddha. Again, you will be enthralled by the golden roof top spire crowning the ghostly white temple building. The Golden Buddha, measuring 3 meters (9.8 ft) tall and weighing 5.5 tons, is the largest golden Buddha statue in the world, comprised of nine pieces. Its history is equally impressive in how it was discovered through an accident. In 2010, a new building was constructed to house the immense golden masterpiece.
Not far from the Wat Traimat is Chinatown, where your guide will lead you through its morass of market stalls, food vendors, and shops. Though it is a 1 kilometer strip within Bangkok, Chinatown is packed with sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that will tantalize your senses. You'll either be able to purchase a quick lunch here or near the Chao Phrya River. Your guide will assist you in finding a good place to eat and order your meal.
After a meal have more strength we wil go to Wat Saket, popularly known as the Golden Mount or ‘Phu Khao Thong’, is a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi. Within, the 58-metre chedi houses a Buddha relic and welcomes worshippers all year round. The temple also hosts an annual temple fair in November, which lasts a week during Loy Krathong. Built on an artificial man-made hill, the Golden Mount is the temple’s most well-known landmark and is a sacred pilgrimage site during the weeklong worshipping period in November. To get to the top requires a climb up some 300 steps, which encircle the chedi like a loosely coiled snake.
After that place will be time to return to your transportation for the ride back to the port in Laem Chabang. However, you will have collected memories (and hopefully photos) of an experience in a city that most can only see in their dreams.
|Shore Excursion Size||Private tour ( min. 2 - max. 9 persons )|
|Shore Excursion Type||Cultural|
|Shore Excursion Duration||Full day tour|
|Pick up Port||Klong Toey Bangkok|
|Recomended Dress |
Comfortable seasonal clothing, heat, sunglasses, to Grande Palace over all shoulders and all legs.
Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. A collapsable wheelchair cant't be accept to this tour.
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