An early start will get you to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual. After this uplifting and often private experience, visit the temple grounds and the famous 45-metre reclining Buddha. Continue to the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, where you will be awed by the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne halls. Marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.
Lunch is at The Eatery, Sala Rattanakosin, overlooking the Chao Phraya river view.
Depart to Wat Saket, make a short climb up to the Golden Mount to enjoy the panoramic view of Rattanakosin Island while listening to the chimes of hundreds of temple bells. From here, it is a short walk to Soi Ban Batra, a handicraft community famed for the art making monk’s alms bowls.
Continue to Jim Thompson’s mansion, for a guided tour of the house and its Asian antiques. This teak mansion was home to the charismatic American silk millionaire who spent years filling it with beautiful, priceless antiques before disappearing in mysterious circumstances.
After that is free time for Bangkok experiences or shopping on your own design.
Overnight in Bangkok.
The Siam 5* (Siam Suite)