Spiritual Bangkok



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If you look past the traffic and bright lights, Bangkok has an intensely spiritual undertone. This day trip takes you to some of the most important spiritual and religious sites of the city. Perfect for the cultural explorer who wants to learn a thing or two about Thailand's Buddhist heritage.

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Author: Jennifer


Day 1 - Bangkok


To set the mood for this thoughtful day, head to Lumpini Park as the sun comes up and join in on one of the many early morning workouts. The experience is memorable and will energize you for this busy day. From Lumpini, head to the Old City to visit a number of important Buddhist temples, all with their unique histories and characteristics. Harmonique is a great spot for lunch in this area...the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant, and the food is delicious. For the afternoon, Lingam Shrine is an interesting spot to learn about the spiritual significance of the phallus. If you want to delve deeper into the teachings of Buddhism, refer to the World Fellowship of Buddhists website...hopefully your trip will coincide with a meditation session or lecture. Nearby, try some incredible Indian cuisine at Akbar for dinner before you head to Erawan Shrine to see the contrast between this religious site and the bustling night scape of the city.


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Lumphini Park

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Location:

Entrances on Rama IV Road, Sarasin Road, Wireless Road and Ratchadamri Road
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 694 1222 (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
fax: +66 2 694 1220 1
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Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

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Location:

69 Rama V Road, Chitralada
Corner of Sri Ayutthaya and Rama V Roads
10300 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 282 7413
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)
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Wat Pho

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Location:

2 Sanamchai Road
Phra Borommaharatchawang Sub-District
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 222 5910 / +66 2 226 2942 / +66 2 226 1743 / +66 2 225 9595
fax: +66 2 225 9779
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Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha)

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Location:

Na Phralan Road
Phra Borommaharatchawong
10200 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 222 0094 / +66 2 222 6889 / +66 2 222 2208
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Lingam Shrine

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Location:

Wireless Road, Nai Lert Park
(Behind the Hilton International Hotel)
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 226 0060 (Tourist Information Center)


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World Fellowship of Buddhists

Location:

616 Sukhumvit Road, Soi Medhinivet
(At the back of Benjasiri Park, beside the Emporium)
10110 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 661 1284-90
fax: +66 2 661 0555
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Erawan Shrine

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Location:

494 Ratchawithi Road (corner of Ploenchit and Ratchiwithi)
(Next to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel)
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Contact:

tel: +66 2 225 7612(Tourist Information)
fax: +66 2 225 7615(Tourist Information)


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