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Tram Tour around Bangkok

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Tram Tour around Bangkok

Bangkok old town night tour Bangkok is quite big in size and hasmany historical attractions. There are several logistic options, which you could use to explore this beautiful city at night but perhaps the best way to feel like good old days is to take a tram. “City Old Town Night Tour” by Buddy Group provides you the most exclusive and unforgettable tram tour. Starting by having a delicious dinner at Sidewalk Cafe on Rajchadamnoen road and then taking a tram which will pass many of the city’s best sights such as the Golden Mountain, Democracy Monument, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho which is the temple of Reclining Buddha. The tram speed is not too fast so you could observe all the charming attractions along the route.

This is a real treat and a great way to get orientated in the historical area of the city away from the heat of the day. It starts with an optional dinner at the beer garden in the charming 1960’s Hotel De’ Moc – a favourite location amongst Thai film makers. Then board the open air Buddy Tram for a guided tour of the main attractions; Ananta Samakhom, Throne Hall, Golden Mountain, Wat Ratchanaddaram, Democracy Mounument, Wat Pho, National Theatre. But the real highlight is getting to wander around the Grand Palace at night away from the hordes of tourists; the experience alone is worth the price of the ticket.

Wat Phra Kaew

Situated in the compound of the Grand Palace , Wat Phra Kaew , better known as the temple of the Emerald Buddha, was built as a royal temple when Bangkok was founded in1782. The most important building in  the temple grounds is the ordination hall, or ubosot , which house the Emerald Buddha, Thailand most revered religious icon. Exquisite carved from a single block of jade, the icon’ s seasonal robes are changed three times a year by His Majesty the King, a very important tradition believed to bring the country good fortune

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan

One of the most symbolic landmarks in Bangkok, the majestic prang (or Khmer style tower) of the Temple of Dawn dominates the skyline on the Nonthaburi bank of the Chao Praya river.  Construction on the prang first began in the reign of King Rama II (1809 – 1824) and was completed by King Rama III (1824 – 1851). The central tower is 76 meters high, is decorated by thousands of tiny seashells and pieces of Chinese porcelain and is protected by an array of demons and monkeys. Arun means morning and the temple is best viewed at dawn or sunset from the opposite river bank

Golden Mount

During the reign of King Rama III, the decision was made to build a stupa of huge dimensions to add to the Wat Saket temple as a mock up from the one in Ayuthaya province. A Buddha relic from India was housed in the stupa for visiting and praying. There is an important festival at Wat Saket every November that includes a beautiful candlelight procession up Golden Mount.

Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

Ordered by King Rama V, The Ananta Samakhom Thorne Hall (The two-storey white marble palace) is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok. It now serves as a museum and it is from time to time employed for certain state occasions. There is a large dome in the centre, surrounded by six smaller domes. The domes and walls are covered with paintings depicting the history of the Chakri Dynasty, from the first to the sixth reign.

Grand Palace

Built in 1782 – and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government the Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed. Within the palace complex are several impressive buildings including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains the small, very famous and greatly revered Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century. Now the palace is still used for other ceremonial and auspicious happenings.

The City Pillar Shrine

It represents the official centre of Bangkok. It is within this shrine that the city’s guardian deity, Phra Sayam Thewathirat, resides and from which the city derives its power. Many Thais believe their wishes will be granted if they worship at the shrine.

Wat Pho

Or Wat Pho, known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. It is a first grade royal monastery, regarded as the most important one during the reign of King Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty.

Democracy Monument

The monument was commissioned for the Siamese Revolution of 1932 which led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in what was then the Kingdom of Siam, by its military ruler, in the Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram Phibun period. Moreover, there is a Kilometer Sign that telling the 0 kilometer in main Thailand route number 1,  3 and 4 is located there, disjoining into different roads in Bangkok until the beginning of the main Thailand Route.

Santi Chaiprakarn Park

The Santi Chaiprakarn Park (known by the locals as “Suan Santi”) runs along the stretch of the Chao Phraya River, and is a favorite hangout for Thai youngsters and tourists alike. The park was built around the Phra Sumen Fort, one of the only two remaining forts built in the reign of King Rama I to protect the city.

Getting there

  1. Take a Tuk Tuk or Taxi to Sidewalk Cafe on Rakchadamnoen road. The ticket for City Old Town Night Tour is 1,300 baht for adults and 1,000 baht for Children (4 – 11 years old)
  2. For Reservation,Please Contact Address: 78 Prajatipatai Road, Pra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200 , Tel:+66 (0) 2 282 2831-3, Fax: +66 (0) 2 280 1299 , Email: [email protected]
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