King Palace and temple

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Visit the majestic Royal Palace with Wat Phra Kaeo which houses the Emerald Buddha, followed by the temple of the reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and finally the temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Highlights

  • Wat Pho,
  • Wat Traimit,
  • Grand Palace, Golden Buddha

Description

The first stop is the majestic Grand Palace and symbol of the nation, a complex of buildings which constitutes the official residence of the Thai Royal Family, with an area of 61 hectares and a perimeter wall 1900 m long. The palace was built in 1782 by Rama I who decided to transfer the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok. The Grand Palace is divided into 3 courtyards, the external courtyard where the main offices of the Royal House are located, the central courtyard which includes the Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat throne room built in 1890, the internal courtyard to the south of the palace and is a area reserved exclusively for the King. Wat Phra Kaeo houses the famous Emerald Buddha, the main structures are the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings and the colorful eight towers. Continuing on foot towards the nearby Wat Pho, or temple of the Reclining Buddha, a First Class Royal Temple as well as being the oldest in Bangkok in fact existed before its foundation, divided into two courtyards, covers an area of 80,000 square meters and houses 1000 statues of the Buddha including the statue of the Reclining Buddha, the largest in Thailand 45 meters long and 15 wide. The ashes of King Rama I, founder of the current ruling dynasty, are buried in the temple. In addition, the temple was the first public education center in Thailand and houses a Thai medical school renowned for being the cradle of traditional Thai massage which is still taught and practiced there. Continuing the visit we head towards the Wat Traimit, or the temple of the Golden Buddha, which is located near the Yaowarat Road where the famous Chinatown of Bangkok begins, it houses a golden statue of the Buddha seated in the position of the Bhumisparsa Mudra called Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimokon, 3 meters high and weighs around 5 tons, which dates back to the Sukhothai period. At the end return to the hotel.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Entry tickets to Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Traimit

Important Information

  • Please dress respectfully, no T-shirts that don't cover the shoulders or shorts as you visit revered sites. Please note that lunch is not included.

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