Fascinating excursion through Bangkok’s revered spiritual landmarks. Watch the monks as they perform their morning chants, partake in a Buddhist alms donation, and visit the city’s golden mount. Continue through the historic part of Bangkok before arriving at Wat Rathabophit, with its exquisite architecture and the Tiger God Shrine, one of the oldest Taoist temples in Bangkok.
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Depart from hotel to Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the capital over 200 years ago.
Visit Wat Ratchabophit, the temple was commissioned by Rama V late in the 19th century. The temple’s unique design has the large wiharn and ubosot linked by a circular courtyard. In most Thai temples, the ubosot sits on its own in a square courtyard. In the center of Wat Ratchabophit’s courtyard, between the ubosot and the wiharn, is a large gilded chedi containing a seated Lopburi-style Buddha image. The outside of the buildings are decorated with hand-painted glazed tiles similar to Thai benjarong enamels. The door and window frames are elaborately decorated with gold and mirrors. South of the temple buildings is the housing area for the monks and workers of the temple (kuti). At the far end of these is a Chinese-style building that, at one time, was used by kings during their stay in the temple. Next to this building is a storage area for disused Buddha images.
Hike up to the The Golden Mount to pay respect to the Buddha’s relics. The platform on its top level is still a great place to enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Bangkok’s old district.
The Golden Mount, is part of the Wat Saket temple located just outside the old royal city precincts, next to the Pom Mahakhan fort. The Golden Mount was the tallest structure in Bangkok and it’s also used to suspect fire accidents.
Visit Tiger God Shrine, the old Taoist shrine constructed in Southern Chinese architectural style is one of the popular places of worship in Bangkok. The tiger statue, representing the Tiger God, is believed to contain tiger bones and its spirit inside for the purpose of protecting people from the forces of evil. The deity is highly respected by the local people and is believed to be able to improve their fortune.
Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver English speaking licensed guide All admission fees as mentioned in the program VAT 7% and all Government taxes (no service charge)
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature Tips or Gratuities to guide and driver Lunch
Child Policy: For children under 2 years old will be Free of charge. For children 2-11 years old we charge 70% of the price that calculate from a total number of adult pax. For children over 12 years old we charge normal price.