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Heritage Cultures Full Day Tour - Bangkok Discovery Series

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Stop At: The Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok Thailand

The dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace is undoubtedly the most famous landmark in Bangkok. It’s one must-see sight that no visit to the city would be complete without. It was built in 1782 and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government. The Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of the Thai people. Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.

Remarks : sometimes this attraction might close for some events or some reason which direct decision by Thai Goverment . We will still going there for outdoor visit or change to another route . Will be confirm while booking and based on situation on that time.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), Na Phra Lan Road Phra Borom Maha Rajawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Built within the grounds of the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew or 'The Temple of the Emerald Buddha' is the most important and most visited temple in Bangkok. One of the most significant features of Wat Phra Kaew is the Emerald Buddha, carved into a 66 cm tall block of Jade. This highly revered icon was first discovered in 1464 in Chiang Rai when the Wat sheltering it was struck by lightning. It was taken to Laos before coming back to Chiang Mai and finally making a permanent home in Bangkok where you can admire it today. Wat Phra Kaew is a superb temple to explore, especially the two km long gallery covered with incredibly detailed mural paintings depicting 178 scenes of the epic story of Ramayana. Around every corner you’ll find tall chedis covered with glazed tiles or gold leaves, but the most photographed building is the massive golden chedi of Phra Sri Rattana featured on the one baht coin. The temple is only open until 3 pm and the entrance costs at least 400 baht. A strict dress code applies: no short pants and no sleeveless shirts.



Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Amulet Market, Maha Rat Road Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Just next to the temple, every Sunday is the Bangkok's largest amulet market, where religious amulets, charms, talismans, and traditional medicine are spread on the ground to be inspected by buyers looking for one that will bring good luck or ward off evil. Different amulets are used for specific purposes; to bring money, restore health, deal with unrequited love or keep your enemies away. Choose carefully!

There are some locals cheap foods and snacks selling in the area too, you can get some as " morning tea time ! "

We will go to this place daily , but if there Sunday the biggest flees market is open, we will extended the timing to 1 hour . Some extra times for you to enjoy shopping and eating local snacks !

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit, 3, Na Phra That Road Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Wat Mahathat is the headquarter of Thailand's largest monastic order. It's also an important centre for the study of Buddhism and meditation. Although most programmes are in Thai, there are some in English and the temple has become a popular place to learn Vipassana Meditation (Insight Meditation). Classes are held daily from 7am to 10am, 1pm to 4pm, and 6pm to 8pm. The time needed for practice will vary, with each individual English-speaking monks assisting.



Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Golden Mount (Wat Saket), 344 Chakkraphat Diphong Road Bang Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100 Thailand

Wat Saket in Bangkok Old Town is an Ayutthaya-era shrine with a gleaming gold chedi in Bangkok. Also called the Golden Mount, it occupies an 80-metre-tall manmade hill that was built during the reign of King Rama III. The temple welcomes worshippers year-round, though it’s busiest during its annual temple fair in November, during Loy Krathong. The temple grounds have mature trees and typical Buddhist structures such as the main chapel, ordination hall and library.
The Golden Mount is a sacred pilgrimage site during the week-long worshipping period in November. Getting to the top requires a climb up some 300 steps that encircle the chedi like a loosely coiled snake.
The well-paved path is relatively easy to tackle, especially if you visit early in the day or during mild climate in Bangkok.

You’ll find an unusual cemetery at the base of the Golden Mount. Covered in vines and overgrown trees, it emits a rather spooky out-of-era vibe. Wat Saket was the capital's crematorium and the dumping ground for some 60,000 plague victims in the late 18th century. Once you arrive at the top of Wat Saket, you’ll be surrounded by a wall of bells and panoramas of Bangkok Old Town.



Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), Maha Chai Road Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok Thailand

Loha Prasat Temple in the Bangkok Old Town area is next to the well-known Wat Saket (the Golden Mount), but it's not often talked about. Bangkok has no shortage of majestic temples, all more elegant and impressive than the next, but some really stand out with their unique architectural identity, as does the superb Loha Prasat. Also called the 'Metal Castle', Loha Prasat is located in the grounds of Wat Ratchanaddaram. It was even submitted to UNESCO in 2005 for a World Heritage Site listing, highlighting the historical importance of the temple.



Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), 661 Chaoren Krung Road Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100 Thailand

Wat Traimit is an elegant multilevel white and gold temple located at the very beginning of Yaowarat road, making it a perfect starting point for a Chinatown exploration. The main attraction on Wat Traimit is not only its beautiful architecture, but the immense buddha made of solid gold seated inside, the largest of this kind in the world. This five metres high, five and a half ton statue was long hidden under an unimpressive coating of stucco and plaster is thought to have been made in the 13th-14th centuries but the gold hidden underneath was only revealed by accident in 1955! A small entry fee is required to visit the museum located half way up the steps but in fact visiting the golden Buddha above it is free.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown - Bangkok, Yaowarat Road Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100 Thailand

Bangkok’s Chinatown is a popular tourist attraction and a food haven for new generation gourmands who flock here after sunset to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. At day time, it’s no less busy, as hordes of shoppers descend upon this 1-km strip and adjacent Charoenkrung Road to get a day’s worth of staple, trade gold, or pay a visit to one of the Chinese temples. Packed with market stalls, street-side restaurants and a dense concentration of gold shops, Chinatown is an experience not to miss. The energy that oozes from its endless rows of wooden shop-houses is plain contagious , there sure you will love to exploring in this area !
There you can have lunch in this area as there are many locals foods stall which is Old Chinese taste mix with Thai taste !

We set 2 hour in this area for you to exploring and eating ! There in the area have an old chinese temple name as Wat Mangkon which is actually very popular in tourist must visit list . But the best time to visit will be during Chinese New Year .


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), 69 Nakornpathom Rd Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand

Wat Benjamabhopit, most commonly called Wat Benja was built in by King Rama V in 1900 and is renowned for more than one reasons. Nickednamed 'The Marble Temple' for all the external walls of the main temple are covered with marble imported from Italy, but also for being the temple embossed on the back of 5 baht coins! Located near the many governement offices and palaces, this wat is highly revered and is often visited by high ranked officials.



Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Wat Suthat, Bamrung Mueang Road, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Wat Suthat Thepwararam is one of the oldest and most impressive Buddhist temples in Bangkok. It has an elegant chapel with sweeping roofs, magnificent murals, and exquisite hand-carved teakwood door panels. It’s widely known for the towering red Giant Swing standing at its entrance.

Wat Suthat Thepwararam was commissioned by King Rama I (1782-1809) shelter a 13th-century bronze Buddha sculpture from Sukhotai. The temple was completed during King Rama III’s reign (1824-51). The wall frescoes inside the main chapel details the previous 24 incarnations of Buddha. Chinese stone sculptures and 8-tier hexagonal pagodas line the outer walls of the temple. They were believed to have been shipped as ballast with Chinese trade junks. The famous Giant Swing at Wat Suthat is a must-see, especially after you've explored the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. The cloistered courtyard surrounding the main chapel has around 156 Buddha images, while the outer walls and 4 entry gates are individually hand-carved with intricate details.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), 2 Sanamchai Road. Prabarom Maharajawang, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is right behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha – it’s a must-see for any first-time visitor to Bangkok. As one of the largest temple complexes in the city, it’s famed for its giant reclining Buddha that is 46 metres long and covered in gold leaf.

This attraction is actually near The Palace , but as morning time really crowded , so we always set at late noon and let you catch the sunset scenery of Wat Arun , the last destination !

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), 34 Wang Doem Road Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600 Thailand

Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is a landmark temple on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya river. It was built by Taksin of the short-lived Thonburi Kingdom (1768-1782), and named the Temple of Dawn to commemorate his passage by the site years earlier.
It’s easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location but also because the design is very different from the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat Arun (nicknamed the Temple of the Dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water. Wat Arun is almost directly opposite Wat Pho, so it’s very easy to get to. From Saphan Taksin boat pier you can take a riverboat that stops at Pier 8. From here, a small shuttle boat takes you from one side of the river to the other.

There are large flat boats resemble a raft with a roof on it. Simply transporting people from one side of the river to the other a journey only costs 3 baht. The most popular ferry route is the crossing between Wat Pho Temple and Wat Arun at Tha Tien Pier.

Our driver guide will lead you to the pier and take the ferry to Wat Arun . Here you have estimated 2 hours to enjoy to exploring the attraction , included the times for ferry .

This is the last stop there in this packages, our driver will send you back to hotel ! If you have another place to go , please remember there driver might charge for extra cost .


Duration: 2 hours
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Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotel in Bangkok , as this is private charter , there should be all guest from the same hotel , if there are different hotel in different area, extra charges required. Please inform us when you book this program , we can base on the situation to confirm if there any additional charges .
Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
  • Parking Fees
  • Entrance Fees & Parking Fees are not included
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
  • Entry/Admission - Amulet Market
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit
  • Entry/Admission - The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown - Bangkok
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Suthat
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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