Thailand

Full Day Bangkok Explorer: Diethelm Standard

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Tour Period: All day

9 hours    French, German, English

tour highlights

  • Marvel at the views of Bangkok from the ‘Golden Mount’
  • Admire the art of making brass bowls
  • Visit the eye-catching Pak Klong Talad Market (flower market)
  • Experience the thrill of riding in a tuk tuk
  • Be charmed by Bangkok’s most iconic temples

tour details

tour description

Start the day with Wat Saket which is easily recognized by its golden Chedi atop a fortress-like hill. The Golden Mount houses relics of Lord Buddha and affords visitors who climb its 318 steps a panoramic view of old Rattanakosin and the roofs of Bangkok. Next, we continue to the Monk's Alms Bowl Making Village "Baan Batr" which is the last existing place in Bangkok that still hammers out - by hand - the brass bowl that Buddhist monks carry with them during the morning alms round. Afterwards, visit Pak Klong Talad, the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. Most flowers found here are destined to be woven into "Phuang Malai" - garlands and used as Buddhist offerings.

After the market tour, get into a tuk tuk, a motorized rickshaw, named from the sound of their engine and an unofficial national symbol of Thailand, and ride to Wat Pho - home to more Buddha images than any other Bangkok temples and sheltering one of the largest Buddha images in Thailand. From the nearby pier, we take the public ferry and cross the mighty Chao Phraya River to Bangkok' s best-known landmark, the enchanting Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).

Next, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant then an afternoon visit to the serene temple complex of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Royal Palace. The Emerald Buddha is the National sanctuary of the country, where the devotion is closely associated with the welfare of the Royal family and nation. The jade statue has a set of three robes and three crowns worn according to the seasons. Finish your day and transfer back to the hotel. (Remark: Dress code applies).

includes

Transfer included: Yes
Meals included: Lunch
    Tour code: EXBFEXPC

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