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Bangkok Temples Tour, Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

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Immerse yourself in the heart of Thai culture on a half-day Bangkok temple tour. Visit Wat Pho, known as the birthplace of traditional Thai medicine and healing, Wat Tramit with its beautiful solid gold Buddha and Wat Benchamabophit, one of the gems in Thailand’s temples, with ornate Italian marble carvings.
Highlights
  • Discover Thailand’s spiritual traditions by visiting widely varied temples
  • See places where local people come to worship
  • Stay cool by exploring Bangkok in a climate-controlled vehicle
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your Bangkok hotel and then board a climate-controlled vehicle to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the first stop of the day. This is one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok, with more than 1,000 images of the Buddha, and it’s considered by many to be the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Here and throughout the tour, you’ll encounter traditional religious practices—take advantage of your time with a guide to ask about what you see. Next, continue to the Temple of the Golden Buddha, with a solid gold Buddha statue that was long hidden under a layer of plaster. The final temple you'll visit is the Marble Temple, where traditional Thai architecture gleams in white Italian stone. After a half-day of temples and shrines, this tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Duration
3h
Return Details
Tour concludes at Gems Gallery. Return shuttle service is available at Gems
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour through our Australian travel agent . Our tour guide, Suki picked us up from our hotel and spoke very good english . We arrived at the gates of this impressive tourist attraction, and was guided into the grand palace. It was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sharoncR7778JA
Reviewed 16 July 2019

Peter, our tour guide, was extremely entertaining and enthusiastic. The pick up was on time and got us the temples way before the crowds. Being on the grounds without a lot of tourists was very peaceful. Luckily it was only us on the tour. I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mattr8484
TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Very much appreciated your kind review. I will pass your compliment to our guide Peter as he must be happy to hear. Thank you for choosing our service.

Reviewed 5 February 2019

Our guide Peter and the minivan collected us from our hotel right on time. We were initially advised 7am but then received a message the day before at the hotel 7:30 so that was good. There was my husband and I and only one other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Naomilovestravel
TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2019

Very much appreciated for valuable review, we are happy you had a great time. Thank you for choosing our service.

Reviewed 3 January 2019

I would have easily given this tour (and our guide, Jenny) five stars if it weren't for the inconvenient and unnecessary stop at the "Gem Gallery" at the end... the timing of this tour was great- we hate standing around and this tour moved along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lydia R
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Pros: - duration is good as you are done within a few hours and can choose between morning and afternoon - includes pickup and drop off from hotel although will have to share with others Cons: - tour guide provided just the bare minimum information...More

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NickCr1234, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Mohsin, Sorry you did not enjoy the tour. We are actually rated the most competitive price for this tour as we run this ourselves. We can not help with the traffic as this is beyond our control. Please note that the gem factory is...More

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