Sightseeing Tour of Bangkok city on Dec. 30, 2020:

The first complementary excursion tour in Bangkok city is tentatively planned as below:


Tour Overview

Pick up from Hotel Ambassador-Wat Pho-Grand Palace-Wat Arun-Walk through Chinatown/ Temple of Wat Traimit-ICON SIAM-Drop off at Hotel Ambassador.

Note:-

This complementary tour includes the entry ticket to Grand Palace, Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha) and hop-on hop-off boat pass in Chao Phraya River It does not include entry ticket to Wat Arun Temple/ Temple of Wat Traimit. SinceBangkok city has several worth watch attractions, there is a possibility of missing few of the above mentioned sites in one-day tour.


Wat Pho/ Temple of Reclining Buddha:

Wat Pho, also spelled Wat Po, is a Buddhist temple complex in Bangkok, Thailand. It is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, its official name is Wat PhraChetuphonWimonMangkhalaramRajwaramahawihan. It is associated with King Rama I who rebuilt the temple complex on an earlier temple site, and became his main temple where some of his ashes are enshrined. The temple was later expanded and extensively renovated by Rama III. The temple complex houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, including a 46 m long reclining Buddha. The temple 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 recognised by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. It 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.

The visitors may cherish lunch at eateries around Wat Pho temple. Lunch/ refreshment is not included in the complementary tour.



The Grand Palace:

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. King BhumibolAdulyadej (Rama IX), resided at the Chitralada Royal Villa and his successor King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) at the AmphornSathan Residential Hall, both in the Dusit Palace, but 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. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.The Grand Palace is currently partially open to the public as a museum, but it remains a working palace, with several royal offices still situated inside.

 

Wat Arun Temple:

Wat ArunRatchawararamRatchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The temple derives its name from the Hindu god Aruna often personified as the radiations of the rising sun. Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand's landmark. The first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence. The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang which is encrusted with colourful porcelain. This is interpreted as a stupa-like pagoda encrusted with coloured faience. The height is reported by different sources as between 66.8 m (219 ft) and 86 m (282 ft). The central prang is topped with a seven-pronged trident, referred to by many sources as the "Trident of Shiva". Around the base of the prang are various figures of ancient Chinese soldiers and animals. Over the second terrace are four statues of the Hindu god Indra riding on Erawan.



Chinatown:

Bangkok's Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. It was founded in 1782 when the city was established as the capital of the Rattanakosin Kingdom, and served as the home of the mainly Teochew immigrant Chinese population, who soon became the city's dominant ethnic group. Chinatown grew to become Bangkok's commercial hub throughout the late 19th to early 20th centuries, but has since declined in prominence as commercial activity moved elsewhere following the city's expansion. It now serves as a hub of Chinese culture, with numerous shops selling traditional goods, and is especially known as a gastronomic destination. In the 20th century, Chinatown's commercial prominence gradually declined as businesses and well-off residents moved to newer areas of the expanding city. Those remaining, however, have continued to practice their culture, making Chinatown a centre of Chinese food, crafts and religion, despite the general Chinese population's gradual assimilation into Thai society.

 

Temple of Wat Traimit:

The Golden Buddha, officially titled PhraPhutthaMahaSuwanaPatimakon is located in the temple ofWat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand. At one point in its history the statue was covered with a layer of stucco and coloured glass to conceal its true value, and it remained in this condition for almost 200 years, ending up at what was then a pagoda of minor significance. During relocation of the statue in 1955, the plaster was chipped off and the gold revealed. The origins of this statue are uncertain. It was made in the Sukhothai Dynasty style of the 13th-14th centuries, though it could have been made after that time. The head of the statue is egg-shaped, which indicates its origin in the Sukothai period. Given that Sukothai art had Indian influenceand metal figures of the Buddha made in India used to be taken to various countries for installation, this suggests the Golden Buddha statue may have been cast in parts in India.



ICONSIAM:

It is a mixed-use development on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. It includes a large shopping mall, which opened to the public on 10 November 2018, as well as hotels and residences. ICONLUXE Facade Engineering is the longest pleated glass façade in the world. Four piers are built on site for private boats and public ferries. Visitors can ride the ferry provided by ICONSIAM from various piers.

 

 

 
 
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