We offer this tour in the morning and afternoon. Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok for 3.5 hours of getting an impression of the most stunning temples of Bangkok and the Grand Palace, Bangkoks well-known building that breaths grandeur.
Our tour commences at the temple with the invaluable Golden Buddha. Located in Bangkoks thriving Chinatown district, Wat Trimitr (also called Wat Traimit) is best known as the home of the largest known solid gold Buddha image in the world. Standing at 15 feet tall and weighing in at approximately 5.5 tons, this 700-year old statue has an interesting history.
Driving through Chinatown, we arrive shortly at the grounds of Wat Po. This large and extensive temple neighbors the Grand Palace enclave and contains a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha, some 46 meters long and 15 meters high, with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles. Considered to be one of the worlds most famous temples, Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called Thailands first university.
Situated close to the Chao Phraya, Bangkoks River of Kings, the Grand Palace occupies nearly one square mile. The former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, the palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by King Rama I, it was the center of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok's major landmark and most popular tourist attraction and is often used for the occasional ceremony. The interiors of most of the buildings in the Grand Palace are closed to the public.
After this introduction to Thai Buddhist temples and the home of the former Kings of Thailand, we bring you back to your hotel.