BKK005 – Royal Grand Palace and 5 Temples - 1 Day

BKK005

Sa-wad-dee-ka!  Welcome to the city of angles, Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.

Please choose option of your prefer transportation. All basically trips are included English speaking tour guide.

  • Option 1 – Transportation by private air conditioning car/van
  • Option 2 – Transportation by public boat in Chao Praya river

Wat Traimit means “Temple of The Three Friends”. This temple is very famous because it is the location of Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon, which has been listed in the 1991 Guinness Book of Records as the largest solid gold Buddha image in the world. The Gold Buddha, displaying the subduing Mara, was made of about 83% pure gold and weighing five and a half tons, the 15-foot tall seated image is worth millions of dollars at today’s gold prices.

The Yaowarat Heritage Centre covers the history of the early Chinese immigrants to Bangkok, their integration into Thai society and the growth of Chinatown Bangkok with Yaowarat Road as the main thoroughfare. A glimpse into the past, early history 1782-1851, life in the old days, history 1851–the present, nostalgia, Sino-Thai relations – memorable moments and Chinatown Bangkok scenes are their performances inside the museum. The Chinese community in Thailand has come a long way since those tough early days. So has Chinatown as a landmark in modern Bangkok today.

Wat Pho means the monastery of the Bodhi tree. This is the extraordinary temple dedicated to King Rama I where the cinerary remains are enshrined. Wat Pho is also classified as one of the six First Class Royal temples in Thailand. It is one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok with an area of 22 acres and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images. It is considered the earliest centre for public education in Thailand, and the marble illustrations and inscriptions placed in the temple for public instructions has been recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Program. It also houses a school of Thai medicine, and is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage which is still taught and practiced at the temple. Wat Pho is not only the largest temple in Bangkok, but also where one of the most beautiful Reclining Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan or the Temple of Dawn is the extraordinary temple dedicated to King Rama II where the cinerary remains are enshrined. This temple is also classified as one of the six First Class Royal temples in Thailand. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Bangkok because it is the location of the Thailand’s tallest prang, a Thai architectural tower built with influence of Khmer architectural style. Moreover, this sacred temple was the religious, ceremonial and spiritual center of the Thai people during the reign of King Taksin the great. The famous Emerald Buddha image was also once enshrined about 6 years here before being transferred to the Emerald Buddha Temple in 1785.

“Royal Grand Palace”, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. It is located in the old Rattanakosin area of Bangkok on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok. It has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam or Thailand since 1782. The Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. It is currently partially open to the public as a museum, but it remains a working palace, with several royal offices still situated inside. read more

One of the most magnificent temples in Thailand known to the local as Wat Phra Kaew meaning “the temple of the Emerald Buddha”. The temple is located on the outer royal court of the Royal Grand Palace. It is Thailand’s most sacred temple because it is the location of Emerald Buddha, the most highly venerated Buddha image in Thailand. The Ramayana, or locally known as ‘Ramakien’, mural found inside the temple is not only the world’s longest painting, but it is also the world’s longest form of comic book art, better known as sequential art to comic book art historians. (Alex, 2018)

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, perhaps the newest museum opening in Bangkok, SUPPORT Foundation under the Royal Patronage of Queen Sirikit has renovated the European-classic Ratsadakorn Bhibhathana building to showcases exhibitions telling the story of how Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has helped turn Thai silk from local handicraft into a symbol of Thailand. Highlights are HM Queen Sirikit’s personal collection of dresses designed and tailored from Thai textiles by international and local designers. read more

Wat Suthat Dhevararam Temple means Temple as the Palace of God Indra, this is the extraordinary temple dedicated to King Rama VIII where the cinerary remains are enshrined. The temple is also classified as one of the six First Class Royal temples in Thailand. It was built in the focal center of Bangkok city – as to the ideal concept of Mount Meru, the center of the Buddhist Cosmos, meaning that it is the auspicious center of the city. It is the location of a very beautiful 14th century bronze Buddha image, named Phra Sri Sakyamuni, with over 8 meters tall as the largest ancient bronze Buddha image in Thailand.

After that, will also see a performance of the “Khon” Thai traditional dance in honour of it being listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The Khon Masked Dance-Drama in Thailand is showed at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre where was originally a movie theatre in Bangkok, Thailand built in Modernist style on Charoengkrung Road from 3 July 1933. (Only for trip on weekday, the performance runs on 10:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00 and 17:30 hours.)

  1. Temple of the Gold Buddha
  2. Yaowarat Heritage Centre
  3. Temple of Reclining Buddha
  4. Chao Praya River
  5. Temple of Dawn
  6. Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  7. Royal Grand Palace
  8. Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
  9. Wat Suthat Dhevararam Temple
  10. Traditional Khon Performance

 

Dress Code
Please do not dress this way when entering a Temple or place of worship. There are strict with dress code so be prepared! So if you are not sure then make sure.

  • No sleeveless shirts
  • No vests
  • No short top
  • No see through tops
  • No short hot pants or short pants
  • No torn pants
  • No tight pants
  • No bike pants
  • No mini skirts

Opening Hours of Grand Palace
Daily from 8:30 AM - 3.30 PM

Day 1
Meeting Point

On your set schedule, meet your local tour guide at the hotel lobby or meeting point. Start trip by a private vehicle (or the transportation that you chose) to the Wat Traimit Wittayaram Temple.

Note: Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult. Children over 3 feet and 11 inches (120 cm) are charged as adults. Children aged 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Day 2
Temple of the Gold Buddha

It is the one of the most famous place in the world where has the largest gold Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara and is recorded in the Guinness World Record. This gold Buddha image is 3.01 meters wide and 3.91 meters tall. It is also believed to be constructed during Sukhothai period (780+ years ago).

Day 3
Yaowarat Heritage Centre

The long history of the Sino-Thai community and the contribution of Chinese descendants to modern Thai society are on display at the Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center in Bangkok. Suchanee Rungmuenporn takes us there.

The museum is located on the first level of the building that houses the famous Golden Buddha in Wat Traimit Temple.

Day 4
Temple of Reclining Buddha

Make a pilgrimage to Giant Reclining Buddha which on the sole of the foot, inlaid in mother of pearl, is the auspicious number 108. Moreover, you can enjoy the beautiful Buddhist fine arts and the existing Thai intellect which has descended from ancient times, taken as immortal careers knowledge, e.g., School of Traditional Medicine and Massage, the first centre of public education and etc.

Day 5
Temple of Dawn

Get to Boat-Ferry-Tha Tien Pier to Wat Arun Pier. Most tourists come for the climb and do not have time for the rest of the temple. The beauty of the architecture and the fine craftsmanship declare its status as a temple of the first grade and one of the most outstanding temples of Thailand. Then, get to Pier on the Chao Phraya River Express boats.

Day 6
Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew, the most revered Buddhist image in Thailand, and hear about its mysterious origins.

Day 7
Royal Grand Palace

The Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people.

Day 8
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

After that, visit "A Royal Treasure: The Javanese Batik Collection of King Chulalongkorn of Siam" at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles.

Day 9
Wat Suthat Dhevararam Temple

Wat Suthat Dhevararam Temple is one of Bangkok’s hidden gems. As it is less popular among tourists, stepping into Wat Suthat is like you are leaving the bustling world behind and now in a peaceful heaven. Visit the largest sacred ancient bronze buddha image is enshrined inside the tallest halls in Thailand with 72.25-meter-high ceiling, completed with stunning wall paintings. Surrounding by 156 beautiful Buddha statues are displayed. In front of this temple is the Giant Swing, a Brahman religious structure.

Day 10
Traditional Khon Performance

With trip on weekday, the tour then continues to attend the traditional Khon performance, Thai masked dance, at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre which runs on 10:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00 and 17:30 hours.

Day 11
End of Trip

Finally, return to hotel or your next journey.

Includes

  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • A qualified and licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • An experienced and English-speaking driver
  • Roundtrip transport to and from most central Bangkok hotels by private vehicle (depend on your chose)
  • Gas, toll fees and parking lot fees
  • Travel insurance (bodily injury and life insurance under provision max. 1 million Thai baht)
  • Bottled water in private vehicle

Excludes

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Other services than mentioned

Name: Cee - Wandee A.
Thailand's tourist guide license no. 11-77826
Hometown: Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Language: English (communicate), Thai (fluent), Vietnamese (learner), Japanese (learner), Dzongkha (learner)
Biography: My name means 'Good Day'. I love to travel so much and I am really enjoys to take care of all the friends who intend to visit my home country - the land of smile.
Credentials: Worked as a process improvement over 3 years in the medical device manufacturing before moved to a new challenge as a tour leader in Bhutan and a local Thailand tourist guide.

Recent review: Wandee made every part of the trip wonderful! She documented our entire adventure with her camera and sent us the footage. Had a great time at Amphawa Floating Market as well. She is very kind and educated us about Thailand culture. Wandee showed great hospitality. We had a great time! - Joyce Hu (United State)

Pricing option for English speaking tour guide;

  • (Option 1) Transportation by private air-conditioning car or van which picks up and drops off at your hotel in Bangkok City (maximum 9 passengers)
  • (Option 2) Transportation by public boats in Chao Praya River which picks up and drops off at BTS Sky Train stations, MRT subway stations or Chao Phraya river piers, i.e., Sathorn Pier (BTS Saphan Taksin-S6), ICONSIAM Pier, LHONG 1919 Pier, Ratchawongse Pier, Pakklong Taladd (Yodpiman) Pier, Wat Arun Pier, Tha Maharaj Pier, Thonburi Railway Station Pier, and Phra Arthit Pier.
    ** BTS and MRT fees are excluded.

 

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Price From THB ฿ 3,157/Trip
Group Discount
Group Discount
Cost Per Adult Traveler:
฿ 3157 THB
Cost Per Child Traveler:
฿ 3157 THB
3157
Total ฿ 3,157 THB

Trip Facts

  • start from 1 adult
  • 3-8 hours
  • private vehicle (car, van, minibus), tuktuk or tourist boat
  • English, ไทย, 官话, 日本語, tiếng Việt, le français, Spanish, etc.