Day 2: City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (B/L)
Morning, meet our guide and drive to visit two of the most special Buddhist temples in the city. The Buddha in Wat Trimitr weighs several tons, and is made of solid gold. Visit the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, where the blind may be trained to become masseuses. Then visit a site the Thai people consider the most sacred in the Kingdom: The Royal Grand Palace. This is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Thai court, with several Halls in same compound. You will also visit the Temple of the sacred Emerald Buddha.
Lunch will be served at the local restaurant, then continue your afternoon to explore the Chao Phraya River’s edge, to board a local style “Long Tail Boat”, and spend a few hours to enjoy the old canals of the Thonburi side of Bangkok, where an older and more gracious lifestyle still prevails. You will have opportunities to snack, purchase knick-knacks, or use a toilet, at stops en route.
Visit the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), which you will probably recognize, from its famous silhouette. The local story goes that the shards of pottery decorating its 79 m tall spire came from a nearby shipwreck 100 years ago. Then transfer to Hotel.
Overnight in Bangkok.