Bangkok: Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Walk the hallowed grounds of one of Thailand’s most famous temples, learn the history and significance behind the art and architecture, and see the enormous Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho

Highlights

  • Explore a beautiful Buddhist temple in the heart of Bangkok
  • Visit the Reclining Buddha, the largest Buddha statue in Thailand
  • Uncover the significance behind Wat Pho’s artwork and sculptures
  • Dive into the history, legends, and legacy of Buddhism
  • Tour at your own pace, without the hassle or risk of tour groups

Description

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This 0.1+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) in 1-2 hours Once downloaded, your tour of Wat Pho begins just outside the temple complex. Once you’ve entered, you’ll stop first at the number one attraction: the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. As you admire the 150-foot statue inside the temple, you’ll discover what exactly it depicts, as well as why that matters a whole lot! Next, you’ll head to a raised garden featuring a painted mural and a Bodhi tree—that’s the same kind of tree the Buddha meditated under while he was trying to reach enlightenment. Afterward, as you make your way to the Scripture Hall, you’ll encounter huge statues representing guardian demons. In the Scripture Hall itself, you’ll find a whole library of the Buddha’s early teachings. After that, you’ll make your way to the Sermon Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the compound. Then you’ll continue on to the towering pagodas of the Royal Chedi. Up next is Phra Rabiang, containing a staggering 400 images of the Buddha. During your visit, you’ll learn how they all got there, as well as what some of them mean. You’ll then cross the chapel yard to the south entrance, which features a statue of the Buddha delivering his first sermon. Here, you’ll learn a little about the Eightfold Path before continuing on into the Ordination Hall, the most sacred building in the complex. There, you’ll hear all about the Buddha, his teachings, and legends about him which were integral to the creation of Wat Pho. After taking your time admiring the art, the statues, and the history contained here, you’ll arrive at the conclusion of your tour.

Includes

Easy-to-use app: download the Action Tour Guide App onto your phone Unique password: access your tour on the Action Tour Guide App Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey! Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews! Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories. Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned! Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi. Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use! Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely! New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips! All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.

Important Information

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images.
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app).
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive.
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location.
  • Flexible schedule: Use it on any day and at any time or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change.
  • It has new, extra validity—now yours for an entire year! Use it multiple times over multiple trips!
  • Walking tour: Use one tour per couple and share headphones.
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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