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Guided Walking Tour of Wat Pho & Wat Arun Temples

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Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere and history of two of Bangkok’s most significant temples – Wat Pho (home to the ‘Reclining Buddha’ statue) and Wat Arun.

highlights

  • On this 3-hour walking tour, explore two of the most revered temples of Bangkok with an expert English and Thai-speaking guide.
  • Wat Pho is home to Thailand’s largest Buddha statue and is a sprawling complex, the biggest in Bangkok.
  • Observe the different sections of the temple and marvel at the 46-meter gold ‘Reclining Buddha’.
  • At Wat Arun, soak up the intricate architecture of this royal temple and be sure to take lots of photos against this unique riverside backdrop.

inclusions

  • 3-hour walking tour of two attractions: Wat Pho & Wat Arun
  • English and Thai-speaking tour guide
  • Drinking water
  • Small group

exclusions

  • Temple entrance fees (Wat Pho 200 THB, Wat Arun 100 THB)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Any meals and drinks
  • Gratuities

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Did you know ‘wat’ means ‘temple’ in Thai? On this guided walking tour of two of Bangkok’s most significant temple attractions, experience the serene Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).

Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Wat Pho is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple complex in Bangkok and home to Thailand's largest Buddha. The temple was built during the reign of Rama I in the Ayutthaya architectural style. With 16 entrances, gold statues of various Buddhas, marble interiors, and noteworthy artwork from the early Bangkok period – Wat Pho is truly an impressive religious structure. The biggest highlight is, of course, the ‘Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho’. It’s 46-meters in length and 15-meters in height from the base to the topknot. The feet – inlaid with auspicious mother-of-pearl – alone measure 5-meters in length and 3-meters in height.

Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

A picturesque sight along the banks of the Chao Phraya river, this royal monastery has been named for Aruna, the God of Dawn, and dates back to the Ayutthaya period. It has an exquisite architectural style with a central prang (also ‘spire’) and the use of materials like glazed porcelain and benjarong multi-colored crockery. Carefully observe the exteriors as you enter this 300-year-old complex. Watch out for formidable mythical giant demons that guard the entrances and visit the Ordination Hall and the Bell Tower, and see many Buddha statues. Make sure to enjoy the vibrant nature of one of the city’s most favored temples.

know before you go

Dress Code

  • All male visitors must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves.
  • Female visitors must wear long skirts or long pants to cover their knees, and shoulders should be kept covered. Tight leggings, torn pants, and transparent clothing are unacceptable.
  • Those who do not follow this will be denied entrance to the temples.

Important Information

  • Please dress respectably for the temple and suitably for the weather. Wear sensible walking shoes too.
  • Bring along cash for entrance fees and personal expenses, a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and a hat.
  • Heavy traffic is expected in the mornings and can vary greatly when compared to the travel time stated in navigation apps (e.g. Google Map).

Timings

  • Mon, Wed, and Fri: 9am, 12:45pm, and 4pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Tha Tien Pier.
  • Address: Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, 10200, Bangkok.
  • Landmark: Phratumnuk Suankularb School.
  • Your guide will be wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign.

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Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Tang Trongchit Commercial School. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.
  • Board buses 3,3AC, and 53 to get you there.

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