HALF DAY IN BANGKOK HISTORICAL DISTRICT
Giant Swing, Private Monk Blessing at Wat Suthat, Ginger Bread House and Chao Pho Suea Shrine
08.00-12.00 / 13.00-17.00
This morning / afternoon, your guide will take you in a private vehicle to Giant Swing (Sao Chingcha), one of the symbols of Bangkok located in the center of old town. Standing at over 69ft tall, the Giant Swing is a Brahman religious structure, was originally used as part of a ceremony during the Brahman Festival.
Next to Giant Swing is Wat Suthat Thepwararam, constructed in 1807, is one of the most important and oldest temples of Thailand. The ordination hall is the longest in the country. At this temple you will enjoy a quintessentially Thai experience as you witness the Buddhist ceremony of monk blessing, a moment that offers a fascinating insight into local culture. Your guide will instruct you on the process of the ceremony. In return, the monk will bless you with a sacred chant that is said to protect one from harm.
After the ceremony and explore the temple, steps to Ginger Bread House to taste Thai traditional desserts. This house built more than 100 years ago, gingerbread-style wooden house. Now have renovated to the unique cafe. The house still keeps the vintage feeling and antique furniture.
Continue to San Chaopho Suea commonly known in English as Tiger God Shrine. This is a Taoist shrine, the architectural style is Southern Chinese. The Tiger God shrine attracts mainly Chinese-Thai people and is popular among local Buddhists. People come to pray for prosperity, good fortune, and protection from evil.
You will return to your hotel
- 1 dessert and 1 drink per person at Ginger Bread
- English speaking guide
- Private vehicle