Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand
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Approximately 9 Hours
Here’s an opportunity to fully explore the most sacred temples in Bangkok and indulge in an enjoyable ride on Thailand’s famous three-wheeled transport—the ubiquitous tuk tuk. After leaving the pier you’ll journey for approximately two hours aboard an air-conditioned motor coach to Bangkok. On arrival in the capital, you will proceed to visit Wat Traimit temple in Bangkok’s Chinatown, well known for its solid gold Buddha weighing 5½ tons. This Buddha image of Subduing Mara attitude dates back to the Sukhothai period in the 12th to 13th centuries. It used to be coated with plaster, lacquered and gilded. The plaster clips were later accidentally cracked and the hidden gold Buddha image then appeared. The Guinness Book of World Records classifies this statue as the sacred object with the highest intrinsic value. The Golden Buddha is installed at the highest level in an impressive building that has become a landmark in Yaowarat Chinatown. Re-board your motor coach and proceed to a nearby hotel where lunch will be served. After lunch, board a tuk tuk for a ride along Ratchadamnoen Road, Bangkok’s longest boulevard. A three-wheeled motorized taxi, the Tuk Tuk puts you at the heart of action and allows you to absorb the atmosphere of this fabulous city. Stop at Wat Ratchanadda temple, location of the unique Loha Prasat (metal castle). Re-board your tuk tuk for more sightseeing along the old streets of Bangkok to Wat Pho temple. Your guide will lead you into the chapel, which houses the third-largest reclining Buddha in Thailand. Time permitting, enjoy a chance to shop for those all-important souvenirs before returning to Laem Chabang.
Please note: Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and shoes must be removed before you enter the chapel(s). Shorts are not allowed.
Travel time to Bangkok is approximately two to two and a half hours each way, or longer depending on traffic conditions. The temples in Bangkok can be very crowded.