HIGHLIGHTS OF BANGKOK
This Yachting Land Adventure option is for our valued in-transit guests with back to back voyages. Arriving guests are requested to contact Intercruises for transfer and private arrangements. Disembark from the yacht at Klongtoey port and transfer to visit the Wat Trimit temple. This temple was built by three Chinese comrades around 150 years ago. It was restored in 1937 and granted the new name of Wat Trimitwitthayaram. Phra Sukhothaitrimit: The main attraction of the temple is the five-ton, three-meter tall Sukhothai-style Buddha image in the Subduing Mara position made of solid gold known as the Golden Buddha. The image was once believed to be of ordinary stucco until it fell from a crane while being moved to a new building and the gold inside was revealed. The theory is that the covering was a means of protecting it from the Burmese while the capital of Ayutthaya was under siege. Then drive through China Town and the Flower Market to the city's most important landmark, the Grand Palace. This stunning Palace with its bright gold temples, pavilions and gardens was the residence of the early Chakri dynasty kings 210 years ago. Within the extensive Palace grounds is the most sacred & important of all Thai temples, the Wat Phra Kaew, containing the most revered Buddha image in the country, the Emerald Buddha, made from one solid piece of translucent green jade. Thereafter board on an express boat and cruise along the Chao Phraya River, the heart of Bangkok and through the klongs (canals) for a waterborne experience of the "Venice of the East". You will pass by the Temple of Dawn, built in the late 1700's Wat Arun “The Temple of Dawn” is Bangkok's best-known landmark. The central tower is taller than a 20-story building and shaped like an elongated Aztec pyramid. Disembark at the restaurant pier and enjoy a sumptuous Thai Lunch at Supatra River House - the two-story traditional Thai house is on the banks of the Chao Phraya River near the Temple of the dawn is a little piece of Thai history. Here guests can relax in the informal surroundings and enjoy the very best in Thai cuisine. Re-embark on your boat and cruise to Tha Tien followed by a short walk to visit Wat Po which is home to the enormous reclining Buddha, the Chedis (mound-shaped reliquary) of the Kings and is also the spiritual home of therapeutic Thai massage. Afterwards, re-board on your coach for a drive back to port and your SEADREAM yacht.
Notes: The order of sites visited may vary. There is extensive walking on uneven ground at the temple. This adventure is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. It is recommended that for religious reasons, ladies have their shoulders covered and do not wear shorts or very short skirts. No sleeveless top and the sleeves have to be part of the top. Gentlemen should wear trousers and short sleeved shirts. Shoes must be removed before entering the Emerald Buddha Temple. Full length trousers and pants are required. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Bangkok (Klong Toei)
Duration: 7 Hours
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