Thailand has over 26,000 temples or Wats (local name). This Half Day City and Temples tour will bring you to three of the most distinguished temples in Bangkok, beginning with Wat Traimit, the temple of the Golden Buddha.
Officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon, the Golden Buddha is the world’s largest solid gold statue, with a weight of 5.5 tons. It is a fine example of Sukhothai art and was discovered by chance hidden in a layer of plaster during construction of the temple.
Passing through Chinatown the next stop on Bangkok temples tour is Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha which is the largest and oldest in Bangkok. The Buddha’s feet are 5 metres long and exquisitely decorated in mother-of-pearl illustrations of auspicious ‘laksanas’ (characteristics) of the Buddha.
Your last stop on this fascinating Bangkok sightseeing tour is the Buddhist temple of Wat Benchamabophit. This magnificent monastery was built with white Italian marble from Carrara and is one of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples.
THB 1,150 / GBP £26
Please note: All optional excursion descriptions represent a typical itinerary and will not necessarily operate exactly as outlined. Distant Journeys reserves the right to change the local operators at short notice if deemed necessary and appropriate.
The organisation and communication were first class. The flexibility in travelling to the destination was impressive and the hotels where we stayed in were all of a good standard. Our Coach was driven by Ken, who was a character and nothing was too much for him.
Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.
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