Route 4 ( About 5 hrs )

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Recommended

Travel time from Suvarnabhumi Airport for the Old Bang Phli Market: 1 hour

Bang Phi

Spend 1 hour 30 minutes at the 140-year-old Bang Phli Market. Browse around looking for good buys, particularly souvenirs. Catch a glimpse of the traditional Thai way of life along the picturesque river banks, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Pay respect to Luang Pho To, a sacred Buddha image at Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai temple in Samut Prakan Province, said to one of three legendary Buddha images from whom worshippers sought protection from danger during times of war. All three were bathed with consecrated lustral water and since then have been highly revered.

(Buddhist pilgrims usually visit all three sites to pay homage to Luang Pho Sothon at Wat Sothon Wararam Voravihan temple in Chachoengsao Province and Luang Pho Wat Ban Laem at Wat Phet Samut temple in Samut Songkhram Province in the same trip.)

 Travel time from Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai to Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang: 15 minutes

Wat Bang PhliSpend the next 1 hour at Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang. The temple received the blessing of the king in 1935 and is now home to Thailand’s largest reclining Buddha image (approximately 53 metres long, 7.5 metres wide and 18 metres high) built in 1978. The interior of the reclining Buddha image consists of 28 rooms for practicing meditation. The image itself is divided into 4 levels. Level 2 is for practicing meditation; Level 3 houses writings on the life of the Buddha by Ajarn Watchara Sa-ngern, art teacher of Satri Samut Prakan School. Level 4 houses the Buddha image’s ‘heart of gold’.

Travel time from Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang back to Suvarnabhumi Airport: 1 hour