Gain some insight on Thai culture and religion by visiting the glorious Wat Pho and Wat Traimitr!
Delve into the deeply historical Thai culture and religion by visiting the ancient temples that have been around for well over a century! Explore one of the oldest city temples that is located in the Phra Nakhon District that is directly opposite of the spectacular Grand Palace, which is the Wat Chetuphon. The Wat Chetuphon is ranked as the first of six temples is of the highest grade of the first-class royal temples. The temple was rebuilt and expanded by King Rama I on an earlier temple structure and then it became one of the temple that he frequented and some of his ashes were enshrined in the temple.
At one point in the past, the Wat Chetuphon was considered to be a place where people would congregate to learn about science, art and literature and the temple is deemed to be one of the first public university in Thailand. The walls of the temple are filled with instructive murals that illustrate the art of Thai massage, which is still being taught and practiced by the local people to this day. The temple is the home of the famous reclining Buddha that is 46 meters long and 15 meters high that was built in 1832 by King Rama III and it was said to display Buddha entering Nirvana which result in the ending of all reincarnations. You will have a chance to admire the spectacular Sukhothai architecture of the Wat Chetuphon that is filled with an abundance of ancient relics and statues that is scattered all around the temple.
Your next visit is to the ancient temple called Wat Traimit, which is situated near the Bangkok’s main railway station called the Hua Lamphong Railway station. The ancient temple is truly a sight to behold with its pointed gilded roofs and untarnished architecture that strongly exudes glory and grandeur. The temple is the home for the Golden Buddha statue which was made with 5.5 tonne worth of gold and the design of the statue illustrates that it was made during the Sukhothai period. The statue was accidentally discovered when it was being moved to its new home from a port area and then it was dropped to reveal the golden statue that was wrapped within a plastic casing. Remnants of the plastic casing still remains in the temple for you to see! Your final stop is to a jewelry retailer where you will have a chance to see beautiful jewelry for you to splurge on!
Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up locations that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.
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Pick up is also available for other locations under the vicinity of Bangkok. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.
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