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Bangkok: Dragon Temple, Roots Temple, and Floating Market

1. Bangkok: Dragon Temple, Roots Temple, and Floating Market

Travel to Wat Samphran Temple to see a dragon wrapped around a 17-story building with this day tour from Bangkok. See a Buddha figure in a tree at the Bang Kung Temple (Temple of the Roots). Enjoy a boat tour of the Amphawa Floating Market. Be picked up from your hotel and travel to Wat Samphran Temple. Admire the red and green dragon curling around the towering temple. Journey to Wat Bang Kung Temple to learn more about Buddhism from your local guide.  Cruise on a traditional Thai boat through the Amphawa Floating Market. Marvel at the fireflies as you take in the local vibe. Have an hour of free time to explore the market, where you can try some local cuisine.  Finish at around 7:30 pm with drop-off in Patpong.

Samut Prakan: Erawan Museum Discounted Admission Ticket

2. Samut Prakan: Erawan Museum Discounted Admission Ticket

Enjoy access to the Erawan Museum, located just outside Bangkok in Samut Prakan province. Find out how the museum was constructed as a symbol of peace and humanity, showcasing the arts, philosophies, religious diversity, and spirit of Asia. Receive a discounted ticket that allows you access at a specified date and time. When you arrive, marvel at the giant 3-headed elephant sculpture which makes up part of the exterior building. This attraction is the first and biggest hand-carved sculpture in the world. As you enter, discover how the museum is sectioned into 3 levels which symbolize the underworld, the earth, and heaven in a lot of religious and philosophical thinking. Start at the Suvarnabhumi Level, the underground level of the Elephant. Observe a showcase of ancient artifacts and porcelain - all part of the owner's prized collection - which represent 'the past'. Admire numerous artifacts including the Thai style ceramic ware of Benjarong. Also marvel at the figure of Naga, the snake-like god of the underworld who is the givers of waters in Buddhist belief. Next, head up to the Earth Section, the circular base that supports the weight of the elephant. See how the interior of the building incorporates many art forms of the world, including Western and Eastern styles in a truly unique form. Notice how the ceiling of the entrance is similar to the ceiling of the earth and the stained glass form the pattern of the Earth. Finally, arrive at the Cosmo Level which is the area inside the body of the elephant. Navigate along 2 passageways from the right and left feet of the elephants towards an area painted with stories of gods and goddesses floating in heaven. Once you've explored the interiors of this unique building, continue your tour to the outside areas. Take a stroll through the garden which is filled with rare tree species from all over Thailand, some of which have significance in Thai literature.

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4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

I was searching for a wheelchair accessible tour where I could bring my 88-year-old godfather visiting Thailand. This tour and the guides were absolutely amazing. They are so kind, resourceful, and enthusiastic. They managed to bring him inside the boat in the floating market with great care (gently and boldly insisting, calming down my fears). When I booked the floating market, I even didnt notice the dragon temple was the 80m high/350meters long spiral dragon tunnel that people walk up in. I was certainly not expecting we would go upstairs...and said we would stay in the garden... Disregarding this frivolous idea of mine, they brought us inside and when I saw the guide, the driver, and me were carrying him 350m up!!! You see the kind of kindness I am talking about. We had such a great adventure. My goddad loved the roots temple too and got his new luck coin to follow him in his pocket that was wondering around there next to Buddha. I recommend!!!