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Morning Buddhist Almsgiving, Grand Palace and Flower Market Tour in Bangkok provided by Tour East

Morning Buddhist Almsgiving, Grand Palace and Flower Market Tour in Bangkok

Morning Buddhist Almsgiving, Grand Palace and Flower Market Tour in Bangkok
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from £70.97 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Your friendly, professional, local guide will collect you from your Bangkok hotel as the sun rises for this Viator Exclusive: Morning Buddhist Almsgiving, Grand Palace and Flower Market Tour. You and your fellow travelers will travel by comfortable bus to a 6 am almsgiving. During this morning ritual, locals gather to offer food to Buddhist monks to live and study at the monasteries. Your guide will select the destination—likely the Marble Temple, known for its gabled roof and intricate designs. (Travelers may instead visit an alternate location, like the famous Grand Palace.) You’ll check out the impressive monastery as monks silently pass by in their brilliant orange robes. Your guide will demonstrate how to participate in this daily ritual, which provides monks with the food necessary to sustain their meditation and study. This beautiful ceremony is a stunning reminder of the silence that lives in city streets before its inhabitants rush to start the day. After almsgiving you’ll head with your local guide to Pak Khlong Talat flower market, where you’ll be able to wander the stalls at your leisure for about an hour. This colorful market is the largest wholesale retailer in Thailand, filled with orchids, roses, and other colorful blooms. Purchase a snack (own expense) before making your way to the Grand Palace.  This impressive structure is one of the city’s most famous sites. You’ll embark on a 1/5-hour guided tour of the complex, which once served as the home for the kings of Siam. You’ll hear stories about the royal family, who uses the Grand Palace for ceremonies today. Your tour includes a stop at the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall, plus Wat Phra Kaew. You’ll see the iconic Emerald Buddha, which was made from a single piece of jade. Learn from your guide why this beautiful statue is considered the holiest object in the country. Your tour ends around 11:30 a.m. with a return trip to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3685BKKALMS
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food for monks • Bottled water • Cold towels • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Extra offerings to monks
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
Bangkok, Bangkok
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food for monks • Bottled water • Cold towels • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Extra offerings to monks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
Bangkok, Bangkok
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Offering additional alms to monks is done at own expense
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Dress Code: There is a strict dress code for visiting the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid wearing bright colors
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bangkok
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Grand Palace
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Upper Terrace
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Bangkok
    See Important Information for details
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246jaws
Dubbo, Australia35 contributions
VERY EMOTIONAL AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Mar 2018
Early morning visit with our tourist guide was well worth the trip and highlight of the day .
To experience and share the cultural ritual and the understandings of The Buddhist Alms Giving was a fabulous experience .
Written 15 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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