THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER 2021 09.30-16.00 hrs.

Transfer to Rattanakosin Island, a historic area in the city of Bangkok housing some of Thailand’s most famous landmarks. First, visit Wat Pra Kaew with many truly beautiful gilded structures and golden pagoda. The temple’s main chapel houses the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred image for Buddhists in Thailand.

Continue into the Grand Palace, which was the residence and administrative base of the kings of Chakri Dynasty. Admire the majestic buildings, some of which are still used for state and royal functions.

Transfer by boat to Supatra River House for lunch. This two-story traditional Thai house on the banks of the Chao Praya River was formerly the home of Khunying Supatra Singholaga, a founder of Supatra and Chao Phraya Express boat business and leading advocate of women’s rights in Thai society.

After lunch, travel on long tailed boat through the klongs or canals of Thonburi on the west side of the river from Bangkok. Enjoy the scenic life along the waterways and learn why Bangkok was once called “Venice of the East”.

Visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, one of the most important landmarks of Bangkok, with its Khmer style pagoda decorated with ancient colorful Chinese porcelain.

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER 2021 08.30-12.30 hrs.

Visit Wat Traimit, a Royal temple with the enormous Golden Buddha weighing 5.5 tons. Drive through Yaowarat or China Town, Thailand's largest Chinese community.

Afterwards, visit Wat Po - the Reclining Buddha temple, with its extensive compound of which the School of Traditional Medicine is a part. Visit the main chapel housing the 46m long and 15m high Reclining Buddha depicted the passing of the Buddha into Nirvana. Afterwards, proceed to the temple’s inner compound to experience a 60-minute invigorating traditional Thai or foot massage in the temple’s serene ambiance.