Bangkok @ Day 4 & 5

I booked a private car for 8 hours to visit 5 temples @ 1000 Baht for 2 people. I booked this guy when he bring us to River City Shopping Complex for Chao Phraya Princess Dinner cruise on the first day as he was friendly, can communicate in good English and charge us with reasonable price. We even booked him for airport pick up on the last day @ 400 baht for 2 people including the toll fees. We planned to visit Wat Pho, Wat Arun, The Grand Palace and the Temple of The Emerald Buddha, Wat Traimit and Wat Suthat as every temple has its own speciality.

Entrance Fees for Tourists:

Wat Arun                                                                : 50 baht
Wat Pho                                                                 : 100 baht (Including Mineral Water)
Wat Traimit                                                           : 40 baht per person to see The Golden Buddha Statue
The Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha      : 500 baht (Including Vimanmek Mansion)
Wat Suthat                                                           : 20 baht
Our first stop is Wat Traimit. Wat Traimit known for its famous Golden Buddha statue, which is the world’s largest solid gold status.


Our second stop is Wat Pho, which is one of the largest and oldest Wats in Bangkok and is home to more than one thousand Buddha Images and the reclining Buddha (46m long 15m high). The temple ground contains 91 chedis (Stupas or mounds), four Viharas (Hall), and a bot (Central Shrine). 71 chedis of smaller size contains the ashes of the royal family and 21 larger one contain the ashes of Buddha. The 4 chedis are dedicated to the 4 Chakri Kings.
 Our third stop is Wat Arun. As Wat Arun can be easily accessed through the Chao Phraya River, there is ferries travel across the Wat Pho, and Wat Arun and  it is easier and faster compare to travel by car. So our driver suggests as to use this ferry service as it the fasted way. Its 3 Baht (Single Journey) per person to go Wat Arun form Wat Pho. The main feature of Wat Arun is its central prang (Khmer- Style Tower) which are encrusted with colourful porcelain but be careful while climbing the staircase to explore the temple as the steps are stiff and very dangerous for climbing.
After finish visiting Wat Arun, we had our lunch in the stalls located outside the ferry terminal. The food is delicious and has a original Thai flavour (As some restaurant change the taste of the food according to the tourists)
Our fourth stop is The Grand Palace and  The Temple of Emerald Buddha and Wat Phra Kaeo .Inside this place located government offices and the chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha beside the royal residences. Wat Phra Kaeo the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is so richly and intricately decorated that once entering the temple you will as if you are in a real “City Of angels”. We spend 2 hours in this place, as it was amazing.


Our fifth stop is Wat Suthat. Build in the early 19th century to the house of 25 foot tall Phra Sri Sakyamuni Buddha statue, this temple features the huge red frame of giant swing once used in annual ceremonies to celebrate and thank Shiva.
After visit the temple the driver, send us back to the hotel.  After a small nap, we went night market for our dinner and final shopping us we are flying back to Malaysia Tomorrow.
Day 5: Had our breakfast in airport before flying to Malaysia and it is time for us to Bye Bye Bangkok

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