To introduce you to Bangkok, this programme features a drive across the city where you can experience the unique blend between the old & the new as well as classical & modern parts of the city. Visit the most outstanding temples (wat), including Wat Trimitr or The Golden Buddha Temple, Wat Pho with its Reclining Buddha and Marble Temple
At The Golden Buddha Temple or Wat Trimitr, you will see the world's largest Golden Buddha image, Phra Maha Suwanpatimakorn, the precious image, 5 metres (approximately 16 feet) high, consisting of 5.51 tons of solid gold. It is brilliant piece of work; the ferfect flowing lines, pensive expression, and intricate details make this perhaps the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand, a priceless work of art.
Wat Pho or The Reclining Buddha Temple consists of a large compound just a few hundred meters south of the Royal Palace. It houses a marvellous 46 meters long, gilded reclining Buddha, in its own Vihara. The principal Buddha image is “Phra Buddha Deva Patimakorn” in a gesture of seated Buddha on a three tiered pedestal called Phra Pang Smardhi (Lord Buddha in the posture of conoentration), and some ashes of King Rama I are kept under the pedestal.
Wat Benjamabopit Dusitwanaram (Wat Ben) or the Marble Temples. King Rama V had the temple completely rebuilt and bestowed upon it the name Wat Benjamabopit Dusitwanaram, meaning the Temple of the Fifth King. He placed Prince Narissaranuwattiwong, the nation's chief architect, in change of the design and construction with mixture of many influences but the most famous is white marble from Italy.