Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temples - Morning tour (minimum 2 passengers)

 

Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temples - Morning tour (minimum 2 passengers)

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Uncover the royal and spiritual riches of Bangkok with this cultural half-day guided tour taking in the architectural masterpiece that is the Grand Palace of the kings of Siam and the wonderful Wat Pho and Wat Traimit temples, where the star attractions are golden Buddha, each one very special in its own right. Highlights - Step into the Grand Palace, former residence of the kings of Siam - Contemplate the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and its 45cm jade statue - Visit the oldest temple in the city: Wat Pho The Grand Palace is the historic royal mini-city located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It comprises dozens of buildings, courtyards, halls, temples, pagodas, garden and even a miniature mountain. The palace was the residence of the kings of Siam from 1782 to 1925 and among the attractions are the Funeral and Coronation halls while another big draw is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, where a 45cm statue of the Gautama Buddha was carved from one piece of solid translucent jade. Adjacent to the Grand Palace is the city’s oldest temple, Wat Pho, which is famed for the Reclining Buddha. This 43 metre-long figure is covered in gold leaf and reaches up to 15 metres at its highest point. There are also more than 1,000 images of the Lord Buddha as well as a sacred tree. Visit the Wat Traimit temple, which is home to a 5.5-tonne solid gold Buddha with an intriguing tale to tell. The Golden Buddha is believed to be about seven centuries old and at some point it was covered in plaster to hide its true value. Over time, this was forgotten and it was only when it fell in 1954 that its true composition was discovered. To round off the tour, we call in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewelry, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices.
 

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Morning guided tour. 
 

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Important Notice: This tour requires a minimum number of two passengers to operate. Meeting point: Hotels in downtown Bangkok area. Meeting point instructions: please contact the tour operator a day prior to service date for pick-up details to avoid inconvenience. Start/Opening time: 8.30 am. End/Closing time: 12:30 pm. End point: same as starting point. Duration: 4 hours. Inclusions: Pick Up and Drop Off Hotel. Tours and transfers with English speaking, licenced assistance. Transportation for tour and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle, unless otherwise stated. All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the program. All applicable taxes and service charges. Exclusions: Personal Expenses, tips. Mandatory instructions: If you have any special requirements or want to arrange an alternative pick up location please call 081-9047086. Supplier name: Asian Trails Thailand. Supplier emergency phone: +66 (0)81 904 7086. Voucher type: Voucherless. You don’t need to bring any voucher (digital or printed). Voucher validity: Date of service only. Recommendations: There is a minimun of 2 pax for tour join in basis. Visiting Buddhist temples We recommend you to wear longer shorts (knees covered) and to have your shoulders covered when we enter the temple. Remember to bring valid photo ID with you.
 

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Booked and payable by Hotelbeds. It is imperative that you take the Hotelbeds voucher with you as you will need to show this to the supplier. This will be emailed to you separately.
 

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