Bangkok Temples Tour, Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok and home to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the largest reclining Buddha in Bangkok. The wat also houses more than one thousand images of Buddha and is favored among the locals as a place to worship. It is also renowned as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage and is considered the first public university of Thailand, teaching students in the fields of religion, science and literature.
The Buddha at Wat Traimit was discovered by accident when it was accidentally dropped as it was being moved, revealing under a casing of plaster, a beautiful solid gold Sukhothai style Buddha. The three meter tall statue is made from solid gold and weighs 5.5 tons. You can still see pieces of the original plaster casing on display today.
Wat Benchamabophit, was built upon request by King Chulalongkorn whose palace was nearby. It is also known as the marble temple and is one of the cities most beautiful. Constructed from the finest Italian marble, it typifies Bangkok's ornate style of high gables, stepped-out roofs and elaborate finials.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Local guide
- Entry/Admission - Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)
- Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
- Entry/Admission - Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
- Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing, especially when visiting temples. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
This tour was amazing!
Absolutely gorgeous! The tour was run so smoothly and the guide was very knowledgeable.
This was a great tour for us. We went on Dec. 31st, and our guide mentioned several times how lucky we were to have little traffic or other tourists. This tour typically has 30 - 40 people per our guide's information and there were only 9 of us that day. Nice! The sites we visited were beautiful and well worth this short tour length. For us, we really only cared about seeing Reclining Buddha amazing!, but the other two temples were equally impressive and worth visiting. Note: You'll visit a gem store at the end of the tour. We had no clue we'd end the tour here, but if we had, we would have brought more money. If you are looking for gold, diamonds, gems jewelry galore!, handbags, skin products, etc., you'll find benefit in this final stop. If I had to sit in hours of traffic or be in the midst of hundreds of other tourists for this tour, my opinion would have changed slightly, simply because that would have been a level of frustration. Our guide mentioned that this tour can take anywhere from 2 - 3 hours, and we were 2 hours start to finish. For us, this was the perfect way to visit these temples!
These temples are a must see and it was very convenient to go with this tour group with the knowledgeable guide. Very convenient being picked up and dropped off at my hotel.
There is so much beauty on this tour and my guide did a good job of teaching us the basics of the temples we visited. It was really too much information to absorb at the time, so I focused on getting some great photographs and will do some research later to put everything I saw into perspective. This small group tour mine had 7 adults and 2 kids was a great way to see all of these attractions in a short period of time. Be sure to dress modestly for entering the temples, and expect to remove your shoes.
It was very good experience with excellent english speaking tour guide. He provided lot of background info around bangkok and then each of the temple. There was enough time given at each temple to explore. Free water bottle was provided and lots of opprtunity to take pictures throughout the trip.
I cannot rate the tour as waited for 2 hours in vain. What a shame as I was really looking forward to this. The Rendez-Vous point was Sathorn pier. This is a huge place with a lot of traffic and passage of all sorts no specifics point was given. I had an information guide on the pier to call the tour operator. I was told that someone was coming to collect me but lets say we missed each other.