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5 Days in Bangkok + Nakhon Pathom article

Grand Palace, Bangkok     Khon, Classical Mask Dance, Thailand     Float Market, Thailand

 

We expertize in customizing comfortable, private, exploring trip in the Kingdom of Thailand and Indochina

 

Looking for holidays in Thailand? Enjoy the exotic, rich culture and unique art masterpiece of the Kingdom of Thailand.

 - Grand Palace & Temple of Emerald Buddha

- The Koh Rattanakosin Island

- Bangkok National Museum

- The Queen's Gallery

- Khon, Thai classical masked opera

- The National Gallery

- Floating Market

- Cruise along the river

Price starts at USD 900/person for group of 4 (twin sharing at 4 stars hotel).

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Details of Bangkok Art & Culture Package

Day 1: Morning
Grand Palace & Temple of Emerald Buddha (-, L, D)

The Grand Palace has an area of 218,400 sq. meters and is surrounded by walls built in 1782. Within these walls, situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences.  

When Siam (Thailand) restored law and order after the fall of Ayutthaya (the previous capital of Siam), the monarch lived in Thonburi, which is on the west side of the Chaophraya River. King Rama I, on ascending the throne, moved the centre of administration to this side of the Chao Phraya river and, after erecting public monuments such as fortifications and monasteries, built a palace to serve not only as his residence but also as his offices--the various ministries, only one of which remains in the palace.        

Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand

 

This palace came to be known as the Grand Palace, in which the earliest edifices contemporary with the foundation of Bangkok were the two groups of residences named the Dusit Maha Prasat and the Phra Maha Monthian.                                     

Afternoon: The Koh Rattanakosin Island  

Visit Pom Mahakarn: One of the fourteen fortresses built by the order of King Rama I to guard Bangkok from any possible attack. There are now only two fortresses left to be seen.

 

Pom Phra Athit, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Strolling a bit further, you will visit Ban Batr Community. The community is famous for making monk’s alms-bowl for a living. Though there are not as many families doing so as the previous time. It is still worth visiting to learn and feel how the Thai made a living and how the community bind together and depend on each other.    

Not so far away, stands the Giant Swing. It was originally constructed in 1784 in front of Devasathan Shrine by King Rama I. During the reign of King Rama II, The Giant Swing Ceremony was discontinued as lightning had structurally damage the Giant Swing. In 1920 it was renovated and moved to the current location in order to make space for a gas plant. The ceremony was again performed until 1935, when it was discontinued later after several fatal accidents.

 

 The Giant Swing, Bangkok, Thailand     Ban Bart Community, Bangkok 


In 2005, the Giant Swing, together with Wat Suthat, was suggested as a future UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Evening: Cruise Dinner along the grandeur of Chaophraya River. Enjoy the exotic scenery, e.g. the exquisite Temple of Dawn. Along both sides of the river where the slow lifestyle of Thai culture can still be witnessed, contradicting to the fast pace of life in Bangkok.    


  Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand
 

Day 2: Morning (B, L, D)

Bangkok National Museum, dates back to 1874 when His Majesty, King Rama V opened the first public "museum" to exhibit the royal collection of King Rama IV, and other objects of general interest, at the Concordia Pavilion inside the Brand Palace. Later, the Museum was transferred to its present site, the "Wang Na", or "Palace to the Front" which had been the palace of the Prince Successor. In 1926, it was named the "Bangkok Museum" and subsequently developed into the National Museum Bangkok, which house valuable masterpieces of Thai arts.

Afternoon: The Queen’s Gallery. Savor the talent of the new generations of Thai artists. The Gallery will have the different activities all year round to showcase the art work of young Thai artists.

 

Queen's Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Evening: Khon: Thai classical masked opera, initially enjoyed only by the Royal family. Most of Khon tells the story about Ramayana

 

Khon, Thai Classical Masked Opera, Bangkok, Thailand 

 

Khon Thai Masked Dance at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre "Hanuman Becoming Phra Chakri s Devotee. This spectacular cultural episode has 60 performers, with elaborate dress of art specially designed for this specific cultural dance. It involves highly traditional singing, dancing, acting, acrobatics and Thai cultural music.  

 

Day 3: Morning: The National Gallery (B, L, D)

Opened in 1974, the gallery exhibits traditional Thai art (starting around the 17th century) and moves through the ages to contemporary art of paintings, sculptures and graphic art created by current local artists. The gallery also houses pieces created by His Majesty the King.

 

Thai Art, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Afternoon: The Rose Garden Riverside  

It is famed for its preservation of Thailand’s natural and cultural heritage, it is relaxed and informal. And while energetic activities, such as swimming, rowing, or walking through beautiful orchard, are always close at hand, you also find tranquil and romantic corners which make you feel like you have all 70 acres to yourself.

The Rose Garden Riverside, Thailand


It is best imagined as a living Thai cultural village, the way they used to be in the kingdom.  The staff are not just employees, but part of a community. A place has grown organically.


Day 4: (B, L, D)

Alms to monk, Rose Garden Riverside, Thailand

For early risers: Give alms to monks. The tradition which Buddhist offer the food to the monks early in the morning as the support in order that the monks need not to work to feed themselves and can concentrate on Buddhism study and distribute the Teaching to the public. 

Morning: Visit Floating market

Floating Market, Thailand

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: Live the cultural way of life of Thai a few hundred years back when the rivers and canals were still the main transportation of the city. The merchants set up their ‘shops’ on the small boats. They would then row their ‘shops’ along the canals and stop by each customer’s residence. You can enjoy shopping souvenirs and taste Thai dishes along the trip. 

Afternoon:  Enjoy the shows at Rose Garden Riverside 

Thai dance, Rose Garden Riverside, Thailand


Day 5 Morning: (B, L, -)

Activities: Cruising along the river, visit the organic farm and enjoy the Thai way of life.

Farm Tour, Rose Garden Riverside, Thailand


Afternoon: learn the daily Thai lifestyle e.g. Thai herb, food, music, pottery and dance. 

Thai pottery, Rose Garden Riverside, Thailand

 

Transfer to Airport (end of tour with smile and happiness)
 

 

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