Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country with around 95% of Thai's practicing the Theravada discipline of Buddhism. As you wander the streets of Bangkok it is not unusual to see monks adorned in their maroon and yellow colors walking along the road and it should come as no surprise as Thailand has over 26,000 Wat's (the local name for temple).
- Visit three of the most famous temples in Bangkok on your own private tour
- Visit 'Wat Pho' - the temple of the Reclining Buddha, the largest Buddha in Bangkok
- Explore the temple of the Golden Buddha, made of solid gold
- Visit 'Wat Benchamabophit' - the majestic Marble Temple, made of Italian marble
- Your own private tour guide
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Plenty of photo opportunities
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Recent Photos of this Tour
Dominic and Me at Reclining ...Photo by: Andrew P04 2012
Dominic and the Golden BuddhaPhoto by: Andrew P04 2012
Buddhas and usPhoto by: Tynan JAustralia, 12 2009
OfferingsPhoto by: Andrew P04 2012
Golden Buddha Temple GroundsPhoto by: Andrew P04 2012
Reclining Buddha HeadPhoto by: Andrew P04 2012
Golden BuddhaPhoto by: Andrew P04 2012
Reclining BuddhaPhoto by: Andrew P04 2012
The Golden BuddhaPhoto by: Andrew P04 2012
Golden Buddha TemplePhoto by: Andrew P04 2012
Karen & TinyPhoto by: Tynan JAustralia, 12 2009
The Marble TemplePhoto by: Tynan JAustralia, 12 2009
On this privately guided half-day tour you will visit three of the most famous wat's in Bangkok - Wat Traimit, Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit. A Wat is a Buddhist building where both men and women can be ordained as monks or nuns.
Wat Traimit is also known as the temple of the Golden Buddha. The 3 meter tall statue is made from solid gold and weighs 5.5 tons and is a fine example of Sukhothai style art.
You will then pass through Chinatown on your way to Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha. At 46 meters in length and 15 meters high the Buddha is the largest in Bangkok and illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana.
Your last stop is at Wat Benchamabophit, or the marble temple. This magnificent monastery was built out of white Italian marble from Carrara in the late 19th century.
Reviewed by Tsu Hsiang C, March 2013
nice tour guide, keep taking photo for us in the best position
Reviewed by Patricia, March 2013
A private tour of the most important temples is a good idea, because the guide has to keep track of you, not the other way around when you're with a group.
Oddly enough, the concierge of the hotel will check to make sure that you're dressed appropriately before you leave with the guide. Expect to remove your shoes before going into a temple.
You'll drive through Chinatown before it gets busy, past the flower and vegetable market (the guide said that orchids cost about US$1 for 100 of them!), and you'll end up in a gem factory for a film presentation and walk through.
The timing is such that if you do this tour in the morning, you can go on the Rice Barge Cruise in the afternoon.