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Bangkok temple is center of sipitual of Bangkok people. Majority of the population in Thailand is Buddhist. There are 400 Buddhist temples are in Bangkok. Temples are classified into two major categories: Royal Temples and Common Temples. The Royal Temples were either built by royalty or came under their sponsorship. In Thailand, there are about 200 Royal Temples though there are only six of the highest grades.
Bangkok temples & Thai people
Temples are an integral part of every day life for Thai people. As such the temple plays an important role in shaping Thai society and its values. Of course, Thailand's temples have also played an integral part in Thailand's history. Many have seen war and invasion; others played pivotal roles in the development of Buddhism in Thailand.
Most importance temples in Thailand
The 3 out 6 most importance temples in Thailand are located in Bangkok which consist of Wat Pho the reclining Buddha temple, Wat Arun the temple of dawn, Wat Suthat wararam. These temples have very wonderful architecture and are fully supported by the royal family.
Ritual in temples
Temple is where the monks live and Thais visit the temple to conduct merit making and various Buddhist ritual activities such as Buddhist monk chanting, alms bowl given, funeral. Throughout the day whilst visit a temple these activities can be witnessed.
Temple in Thailand is open to public, devotees come and pray in front of Buddha image at anytime during the day.
Why visiting Bangkok temples and Thailand temples?
In Thailand, temple represents a center of community. Variety functions are held there, hence the purpose of the visit. It is quite usual for the temple to be used as a town hall assemble in small villages in remote port of Thailand. Tracing back into our history, Buddhist temples were an integral part of Thai society and culture. Visiting temples during your stay in Bangkok will provide you a clue of Thai culture construction and should not be missed.
Our recommended Bangkok temples to visit
Most recommended Bangkok temples can be found in guide book and tour packages. There consist of Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Marble temple and The golden Buddha temple.
Beside main stream temples, here are our non-touristy temples we highly recommend Wat suthtatwararam, Wat ratchabopit, The Golden mount temple, Wat Rakangkositaram, Wat Chalor. Click inside to find out information how to get there and their uniqueness.
Also, we think to see activities in temples is also very interesting for tourist such a the monk chanting, offering alm bowl in the morning, or travel temple fair will be the greatest chant to see the real picture of how temple related to people.
Our Bangkok temples tour program
We pound to present Bangkok temples tour in various choices. A selection to combine additional activities to the temple tours is an option. For instant, selective temples visit as added with a visit to the community which makes Buddha images or amulets or a traditional hand made method of making monks bowl.
For your interest selective magnificent temples in Bangkok can be combine with the Grand Palace tour, please check the following tour for details.
Pick up time : 8.00 a.m. or 1.00 p.m.
Visit the 3 most famous royal Bangkok temples. See the colorful building of the fantastic architecture the city. This tour will take you to visit three of the most important temples in Bangkok- the temple of the golden Buddha, temple of reclining Buddha, and the Marble Temple. On the way, drive pass China town, flower market and Ratchadamnern Road
08.00 - Pick up from hotel
08.30 - Visit Wat tri mirt, Golden buddha wieght 5.5 ton of solid gold
09.30 - Visit Wat Pho or recling Buddha temple, Buddha statue 48 meter long
11.00 - Visit Marble temple or Wat Benchamaborpit
12.00 - Arival hotel or complimentary shopping
Or tour can start in afternoon as well at 13.00 hrs
Valid from 01 Nov 2010 to 31 Oct 2013
Rate are in Thai Baht / Person
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(Min 2 Pax)
Bangkok Temples : TERMS & CONDITIONS
- The package prices quoted per person are in Thai Baht based on twin share, including a private round trip airport transfer by air-conditioned car or minibus
Bangkok Temples : PACKAGE PRICES INCLUDED
- Sightseeing as the itinerary including admission fee as stated in program
- English speaking local guide during join tours
- Admission fee of the tour guide for the guide if applicant
- Accidental insurance
- Government VAT
- Credit card Charge
- Express way & parking Fee
Bangkok Temples : THE PRICES EXCLUDED
- Personal items & hotel incidental charges
- Meal or drink
- Gratuities to the guide, driver and hotel's porter
- Third language speaking guide charge extra 700 Baht/day
- Third language speaking guide charge extra 500 Baht/half day tour or 1000 baht/day tour (Day tour)
- Child between 2-12 years old pay 75 % of adult rate
- Child under 2 years old pay 25% of adult rate
- Payment : Credit Card Fax Form (American Express), Paypal or money wire transfer
- This package is request 30 for deposit once to secure the booking. The balance payment will be made on arrival.
- Temple – It is recommended not to ware tang top and micro or mini pants or skirt to visit temple
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