Thailand

Full Day Rattanakosin: The Old Bangkok

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Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Discover lesser known temples such as Wat Ratchanatdaram and Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan
  • Marvel at the views of Bangkok from the ¡¥Golden Mount¡¦
  • Enjoy Royal Thai Cuisine for lunch at Methavalai Sorndaeng
  • Explore Jim Thompson¡¦s House & Museum

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Straddling the Chao Phraya River and situated just north of Chinatown, Koh Rattanakosin – the old city – is where you’ll find Bangkok’s most spectacular and revered historical attractions. Not only part of the Kingdom’s rich past, but intrinsic to it, with shimmering, spire-shaped eye-candy on nearly every corner.

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Straddling the Chao Phraya River and situated just north of Chinatown, Koh Rattanakosin - the old city - is where you'll find Bangkok's most spectacular and revered historical attractions. Not only part of the Kingdom's rich past, but intrinsic to it, with shimmering, spire-shaped eye-candy on nearly every corner.

A very unique structure on the Bangkok skyline is Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan (formerly Wat Ratchanadda), a Royal temple best known for the Loha Prasat. Just below the shrine on top is an open air walkway from where you will have a good view of the temple area, as well as the Wat Saket temple and the Golden Mount. The Loha Prasat of Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan is the only one of its kind in existence today and thus under consideration with UNESCO to be made a World Heritage Site. A short walk brings you to Wat Thepthidaram, known as the Temple of the Heavenly Daughter, unique because it contains images of female disciples of Buddha. Wat Saket 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 from the top.

For lunch we proceed to a traditional Royal Thai Cuisine restaurant with retro classy atmosphere and after satisfying your hunger, continue to the Jim Thompson's House & Museum. Hailed locally as the 'father of Thai silk', he was an avid collector of Thai art and antiques. His house, comprising six lovely teakwood homes acquired from Ayutthaya and Bangkok's Baan Krua community, is an unparalleled example of the East meets West style, well before its time.

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

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