Your first stop, Wat Traimitr (Temple of the Golden Buddha), houses the world’s largest solid-gold Buddha. Cast approximately 9 centuries ago, this remarkable statue stands 10 feet (3 m) high and weighs 5 1/2 tons. The golden Buddha was long ago disguised from invading armies with a layer of stucco and plaster. Thereafter forgotten, the true value of the Buddha was only rediscovered after the plaster was accidentally chipped during a move, revealing the shining gold beneath. Pieces of the now removed plaster are displayed next to the statue.|
Though Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is Bangkok’s oldest and largest temple, it is even more highly revered for its enormous Buddha statue. As the name suggests, the gold-plated Buddha is lying down and is beautifully inlaid with mother of pearl in its eyes and on the massive soles of its feet. The temple also became regarded as the first university in Thailand after King Rama III ordered important texts to be inscribed on stone slabs around the temple.
Your last stop is the truly spectacular Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple), which is named after the Carrara marble imported from Italy with which the ubosoth (a structure for ordinations) was constructed. The architecture is considered so perfect that it is known as an example of Thai art. A large collection of Buddha images line the spacious inner courtyard, while the interior is magnificently decorated with crossbeams of lacquer and gold.
- Roundtrip transfers from your Bangkok hotel
- Addmission Fees
- Temple tour
Two departures daily
Approx. 4 hours
Departure time and location:
Approx. 8 AM (morning departure) and 12 PM (afternoon departure); from your Bangkok hotel lobby. (See redemption instructions).
Return time and location:
Approx. 12 PM (morning return) and 4:30 PM (afternoon return); to your Bangkok hotel lobby. (See redemption instructions).
Children under 2 participate for free.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact Powersnorkel at least 48 hours prior to your preferred tour date to ensure your reservation, select departure time, and confirm your pick-up location and time. On the day of your tour, plan to meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. Please present your tour voucher to the guide before starting the tour. Please note: you do not need to dial "011" to contact Powersnorkel when dialing from within Thailand.
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|