Bangkok has a cultural infusion with the influence of Asian and Western people. Known as the city that doesn’t sleep, Bangkok has a variety of experiences to offer. Temples and monasteries co-exist with skyscrapers that overlook the expanse of the city. The city of Bangkok is unique in the regard that street cuisine gets raving reviews just as much as luxury restaurants. The nightlife in Bangkok is lively with roof-top bars, bright lights and affordable drinks.
Some must-see places to visit in Bangkok are the Royal Palace, the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho. Unique Buddhist temples seem to be an underlying theme of Thailand in general and Bangkok reflects this sentiment. Wat Pho, for example, is known as the temple of the reclining Buddha. It houses a 46-metre, gold-leafed Buddha that millions of people from all over the world come to see. Or how about the Emerald Buddha temple, which houses a sculpture of Gautama Buddha in precious green stone, clothed in gold. Its image is considered to be the palladium of the country.
The marketplaces in Bangkok have garnered a lot of attention over the years, particularly due to their large size and unique style. Many refer to the Mae Klong marketplace as the World’s Most Fascinating marketplace. It earned the moniker due to the fact that it is a Railway that allows and aids a thriving open-air market on either side of the railway track. Safety seems to be a priority and every seller moves their belongings away from the track when the train is in motion.
After a brief glimpse into what Bangkok has to offer, we hope you decide to visit this beautiful place and enjoy all that it has to offer. Satguru Travel offers memorable tours to Bangkok and to book a tour with us, check the links below or contact us to get more information.
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Day 1: Bangkok arrival
Upon arrival, you will meet a guide and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day 2: Grand Palace + Emeralda Buddha + Wat Po + Canal tour + Wat Arun (B, L)
Today we will make Bangkok city tour including the Royal Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho – the largest Buddhist temple with its colossal reclining Buddha. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Experience an afternoon trip along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat enjoy scenes of life by the water. We bring you to a more traditional way of living, more serene and traditional, away from all the high-rise and modern buildings of Bangkok City Centre, as we gently pass Thonburi residential areas. A stop will be made at the “Temple of Dawn” (officially named Wat Arun). Afterward, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Bangkok
Day 3: Full day Floating Market – Mae Klong Market (B, L)
Pick up from the hotel in Bangkok for Damnern Saduak floating market. On the way will be passing the largest source of salt production in Thailand along the roadside of the highway. Visit Mae Klong Market. (The World’s Most Fascinating Marketplace), an open-air Marketplace.
People sell locally grown fruits, freshly caught seafood, dried spices, peppers, and other local foods. Amazing! Train tracks run right through the marketplace. When the train comes by, vendors have to close up their canopy and wait for it to pass. Naturally, it’s a popular spot with tourists. Visit Coconut Garden, see how the sugar is being made right from the coconut syrup of coconut flower. Then take a long-tail boat going along narrow canal surround the plantation. Arrive at Damnern Saduak floating market. See a fascinating Thai way of life from ancient times that is still widely practiced in this area. A chance to try various kinds of exotic Thai fruits and choices of Thai handicrafts are available at the spot.
Depart from Floating Market to visit Wooden Handy Craft Factory. They show you how to produce wood carving. Then transfer back to Bangkok. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 4: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok by cruise down (B, L)
This morning you will transfer to Ayutthaya. The first visit at Bang Pa-In Summer Palace was first used by the royal court as a summer retreat in the 17th century. However, the Palace was destroyed with the fall of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya and was restored by King Rama IV in the mid-19th century. Most of the buildings that exist today date from the reign of King Rama V, who regularly spent his summers there. The structures represent a variety of architectural styles, set in a large park around ponds and waterways. Then follow by Wat Yai Chaimongkhol where you have a chance to sacred one of the biggest Reclining Buddha Image as well and the ruins of the old Royal Grand Palace & Temples. Continue to visit Wat Mahathat is located in front of the Grand Palace to the east, next to Pa Than Bridge. The temple is believed to be one of Ayutthaya’s oldest temples, possibly built by King Boromaraja I (1370-88). Its central prang, of which only the base remains, once rose to a height of 165 feet. Traces of the original stucco decorations can still be seen on some of the surrounding chedis Across the river to visit Wat Na Phra Men, the temple has been restored a number of times but still has a finely proportioned ubosot and vihara. The Ubosot design is very old in the typical Thai style. Then transfer to Wat Chong Lom Pier in Nontaburi Province take curies back to Bangkok. Delicious meals served in the luxurious surroundings of a cruise boat.
Afternoon – Coffee Break – Witness the beauty of the Chao Phraya River and rural life along the two riverbanks from the cruise deck or from the cool, air-conditioned passenger cabin. Arriving in Bangkok, you will pass by the majestic Grand Palace and Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn). Overnight in Bangkok
Day 5: Bangkok – Departure (B)
Today, you will meet the guide and transfer Bangkok Airport for your flight.
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4 Nights/5 Days
21 January – 30 September 2020
Prices per person sharing a Double room:
Hotels used or similar:
|3||I Residenc Silom|
|5||Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15|
The prices per person in USD and include:
- Round trip economy class flights as per the lowest booking fare
- Private Round trip transfers from and to the airport
- 4 nights stay in Bangkok at the hotel of your choice
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- 2 bottles of drinking water per day on tour
- 2 cold towel per day during the tour
- All taxes included