Thailand is an incredibly diverse country with rich cultural traditions at the core of its historical roots. Bangkok, its bustling capital, boasts many of its most significant heritage landmarks. Serving as the meeting point of charming tradition and modern sophistication, it is the perfect destination for a luxuriously enriching getaway. On this 7-day tour of the culturally enlightening destinations in and around Bangkok, you will uncover the marvelous history of this beloved country. From exquisitely...
Bangkok – All Things Traditional Thai
Your private transfer will meet you shortly after landing on the runway of Don Mueang International Airport. As you travel towards the city center, your articulate driver will highlight a few of the pivotal points of interest that you will soon enjoy the luxury of exploring. Sit back in comfort as you are acclimated to bustling Bangkok’s exuberant energy. On the way, you will witness the extensive city skyline that shows off its sophisticated design, marvelous golden temples that sparkle under the sun, and vibrant food vendors that serve wholesome Thai meals. Let the sights and sounds soak in before you arrive at your 5-star heritage hotel. The elegant hotel will boast a boutique experience that is complete with immaculately designed concept rooms. Your traditionally-inspired and private room will be the perfect place for an evening escape after each culturally immersive day.
Your enlightening tour of Bangkok’s historical highlights will be in full swing shortly after check-in. You will be met by your private guide in the hotel lobby and transfer to the banks of the Chao Phraya River. As you weave your way through the busy streets, your charismatic guide will keep you thoroughly enthused with stories that pertain to significant landmarks. From the riverbanks, you will board a long-tailed boat and meander through the khlongs, which is a Thai word that means canals. As you discover the city by boat, you will encounter striking views of the surrounding area. The boat will slowly glide through the khlongs. You will witness luxurious old-world houses that are perked up on teak stilts, hovering above the water. You will also see colorfully decorated lean-tos that protrude from the riverbanks, sheltering family-run businesses. On this captivating journey, you will capture the long-established riverside lifestyle as your knowledgeable guide traces its roots.
The khlongs tour will take you to Thailand’s magnificent temples. As you hop off your long-tailed boat, the towering 250-feet tall Wat Arun will welcome you. Adorned in colorful, mosaic pottery, the imposing temple will urge you to take photographs. After which, you will climb its stairs to the top of the tower. From here, you will have uninterrupted views of the city in all its glory. After a thorough exploration of the famous temple, you will journey to more of Bangkok’s coveted, Buddhist temples. Each temple with its distinct grand design epitomizes the country’s devotion to its spiritual tradition. From the last temple of the tour, you will transfer to your charming room across the Chao Phraya River.
In the evening, you will transfer to an upscale restaurant for an elaborate display of traditional Thai dancing. As the resplendent performances sweep you away, you will delight in intricately prepared Thai cuisine.
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