Bangkok Discovery

The tour takes you to Buddhist temples of great beauty and fascination, magnificent palaces, and traditional ways of life along the canals and the Chao Phraya River.

The tour takes you through some of the most interesting parts of Bangkok, including stops at the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimmitr), the home of a 5.5 ton Buddha image, found when the port of Bangkok was being expanded and dated back more than 200 years. Stop at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), the actual name of which is Wat Phra Jetupon, famouse as the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok the temple also teaches the techniques of traditional Thai massage. Continue to the Grand Palace has no equal and is the “must see” for every visitor to Bangkok. Built by King Rama I in 1782, it was the centre of power more than 150 years. Today it is Bangkok’s major landmark. Within the compound is the Temple of The Emerald Buddha-Wat Pra Keo-which houses Thailand most precious image of the Lord Buddha. Lunch will be served in a Thai restaurant near the river. In the afternoon travel on the picturesque Chao Phraya River- The River of Kings, and through the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi on the west side of the river from Bangkok. There will be a chance to observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways which gave the city the name “Venice of the East”. We also visit a major riverside landmark, the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). The significant shrine has a pagoda (spire) which soars 79 m. into the sky. It is decorated with glazed ceramic pieces from top to bottom.

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