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Bangkok Architectural Odyssey

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Overview

Travel by boat along the Chao Phraya River and admire the architectural wonders of Bangkok. From crumbling ancient pagodas and traditional wooden shop houses to beaming skyscrapers, learn about the history of Thailand’s capital through its eclectic buildings.


Itinerary

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Bangkok Architectural Odyssey
- Half Day
You will be picked up at either 08:00 or 13:00. Travel through the city streets to the banks of the Chao Phraya River for the start of this insightful architecture tour. Board a private retro boat, nicely decorated with cozy cushion and flowers, and cruise across the river to Chee Chin Khor temple. Although not very old, the 20th-century pagoda is Bangkok’s best example of traditional Chinese pagoda design. Admire the eight-story high structure and its eclectic Buddha images, learning how Chinese and Thai Buddhism have converged in modern day Bangkok.

Continue by boat to Wat Prayun Wongsawat for a study of classic Thai architecture. See the typical structures of a Thai pagoda including an ordination hall, assembly hall, meditation hall, and library. At the centre sits an 80-metre high chedi surrounded by 18 smaller towers, creating a remarkable visual effect.

Next up is Turtle Mountain, also known as Wat Prayoon. This site highlights Thailand’s deep-rooted spiritual beliefs. Examine the spirit houses, small shrines that the locals believe house spirits of the deceased. Then continue to Wat Arun, an iconic riverside monument. Admire Wat Arun from afar, and see how it represents Mount Meru, the spiritual centre of Buddhist cosmology. After years of hiding behind scaffolding, the incredible ceramic inlays on the chedis are now visible for everyone to see again.

 

Travel into Bangkok Noi canal, a residential area filled with shop houses and local temples. Hear how this area was once a major trading route lined with impressive homes of aristocrats.On the way back to town make one last stop at Wat Cha Lo, a hidden temple that has an incredible mythical swan sculpture typically found on royal barges.

Important Information


Our services include:
– Transportation with driver in an Air
-Conditioned VIP vehicle (Ventury only with maximum of 5 Guestsper van)
– Luxury service of English
-speaking local guide
– Entrance fees and activities where mentioned
– Drinking water during the tour
– Dessert: Thai Dessert 1 set from famous authentic Thai bakery Beverage: 1 coconut drink, 1 still water, 1 fruit juice
– Retro boat with comfort decoration and flower
Our services do not include:
– Meals
– Other services than mentioned
– Gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items

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