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Temples in Bangkok

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Temples in Bangkok

Hi All

If I only have 1 choice of temples to visit what would you recommend ? Grand Palace complex or combined tour of Wat Traimit, Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit ?

Thanks Jem

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1. Re: Temples in Bangkok

The Grand Palace is the grand daddy of them all. Wat Pho is adjacent to it.

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2. Re: Temples in Bangkok

Grand Palace is not a temple but it is a must see. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is inside the compound, and as Curt says, Wat Pho is right behind it, so you could manage both. Wat Pho is famous for its reclining Buddha,

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3. Re: Temples in Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaew is, more or less, part of the greater "Grand Palace experience". For non- Thais, they are both covered by the same admission price and entered through the same gate.

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Hi Curt

Does that mean these Wats are all in the Grand Palace grounds ?

The company I am looking to book with has them as 2 seperate tours.

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Jem

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5. Re: Temples in Bangkok

Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) is inside the Grand Palace compound. Wat Pho is in a separate compound right behind the Grand Palace compound.

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Thanks Dragonc

could we do the wats by ourselves or should we have a guide ?

Jem

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7. Re: Temples in Bangkok

Its very easy to visit those two places by yourself. If you tell us where you are staying we can give directions how to get there.

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8. Re: Temples in Bangkok

If you decide you want a guide, under no circumstances should you hire someone hanging around outside the Palace grounds. In fact, it is best not to even speak with anyone outside! This area is ground zero for scammers and touts.

Do tell us where you are staying so that we might suggest the most hassle free way to get there.

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9. Re: Temples in Bangkok

Hi Dragonc and Curt.

We are staying at Baiyoke Sky Hotel.

Thanks

Jem

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10. Re: Temples in Bangkok

Hi

Any chance on telling me the easiest way to get there from the Adelphi Suites as well .

Thanks.