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Bangkok & Luang Prabang

The Marble Temple, Bangkok
The Marble Temple, Bangkok
Mount Phou Si, Luang Prabang
Mount Phou Si, Luang Prabang
Temple of Reclining Buddha, Bangkok
Temple of Reclining Buddha, Bangkok
Wat Aham Shrine, Luang Prabang
Wat Aham Shrine, Luang Prabang
The Marble Temple, Bangkok
The Marble Temple, Bangkok
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang
Wat Vison Stupa
Wat Vison Stupa
Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang
Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang
Wat Pho Buddha
Wat Pho Buddha
5 Days 4 Nights Bangkok & Luang Prabang
Despite the hot weather, bustling streets and heavy traffic may not sound quite appealing however, an exploration of Bangkok will reveal its true riches and beauty. Bangkok hosts grand temples, huge palaces and extensive canals. In Bangkok, every traveler will enjoy the many sights of shopping places and the city's vibrant nightlife. With its amazing islands and shores, one will surely enjoy basking under the sun in Thailand. Each travel destination possesses a particular distinct character that will draw every kind of traveler. From the golden walls and roofs to the red accents and orange-brown monk robes, culture meets beauty in Luang Prabang, Laos. Rich in natural caves and waterfalls, Luang Prabang is not short of natural beauty. If you fancy the animal life, Elephant interactions and rides can be found here as well. The temples within the area also shine through as beautiful historical sites that exhibit beautiful architecture and design. Not only will you do some sightseeing, but you’ll be able to shop around for some of the beautiful handmade crafts they have to offer.
Overview
This twin city tour will have you exploring Luang Prabang and Bangkok, two cities with rich histories in their respective Wat’s and temples. Each of the age old buildings have their own little histories to tell. Aside from The temples, you can learn more about history from the Luang Prabang National Museum and buy some memorable souvenirs of your trip from the Street Night Market.
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Location: Manila to Bangkok and Luang Prabang

Travel: (Manila - Bangkok) Three (3) hours and fifteen (15) minutes via air travel

Must Try

Luang Prabang

  • Swimming in Kuang Si Falls
  • Visiting all of the different wats.
  • Shopping in the Night Market

Bangkok

  • Cultural tour to Temple of Reclining Buddha, Marble Temple, and Temple of Golden Buddha

Must See

Bangkok

  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) - The largest temple in Bangkok and famed for its huge and majestic reclining Buddha measured 46 meters long and covered in gold leaf.
  • Marble Temple or Wat Benchamabophit - A Buddhist temple considered to be one of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples and major attractions. The construction of this European neo-classical inspired temple commenced in 1899 at the request of King Chulalongkorn.
  • Temple of Golden Buddha - Houses the world’s greatest golden seated Buddha; measuring 3.98 meters in height and 3.13 meters in width. Thousands of tourist and town locals flock to this temple everyday to pray and pay homage.

Luang Prabang

  • Wat Visoun - the oldest and perhaps the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang. Its roof was embellished with two additional gable roofs and covered two side galleries, which was unlike any other of the wats.
  • Wat Aham - Also known as the "Monastery of the Opened Heart" is a serene place. it served as a mediating, or perhaps meeting, ground between the animist religion of spirit guardians and Theravada Buddhism.
  • Wat Mai - Built in the 18th century it is located near the Royal Palace Museum. It is the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang.
  • Wat Xieng Thong - Once known as “The Temple of the Golden City”, it holds great cultural, historic and architectural importance. It is serenely situated near the tip of the peninsula at the confluence of two rivers, with a grand staircase leading up from the Mekong.
  • Kuang Si Falls - Kuang Si Waterfall is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop. The waters are perfect for taking a little dip.
  • Blang Hmong Village - A village where an indigenous tribe of Luang Prabang resides.
  • Mount Phou si - A hill in the middle of an old town in Luang Prabang. It houses a few Buddhist shrines and is considered a religious site.
  • Street Night Market- A nightly market only open between 5:00pm to 11:00pm. It starts at Wat Mai and runs along Sisavangvong Road.
  • Gilded Stupa - A sacred place at the summit of Mount Phousi. Because it is considered a sacred place, visitors are advised to dress decently and keep as quiet as possible in its area.

Local Eats

Luang Prabang

  • Or lam (mildly spicy and thick stew with meat, spices and veggies)
  • Luang Prabang sausage (pork or spicy beef variety)
  • Mok pa (steamed fish)
  • Mekong River moss (served fried) with its chilli sauce (cheo bong)

Bangkok

  • Tom Yam Goong - one of Thailand's signature dishes - A soup that offers almost all flavors (salty, spicy, sweet and sour) which is composed mainly of shrimp, mushrooms, lemon grass and lime leaves.
  • Kuay Tiew Nam - A Thai noodle soup composed of meat (beef, chicken, meat balls and fish) and vegetables. Pad Thai - Made up of stir fried rice noodles deliciously cooked with bean sprouts, green onions, peanuts, tofu, shrimp, green onions, fish sauce and lime juice; then finally mixed with scrambled egg.
  • Som Tam - A spicy papaya salad
  • Gai Med Ma Moung - Also called Chicken Cashew Nuts. This is a chicken dish cooked with roasted cashew nuts, soy sauce, honey, garlic and chili.
  • Tom Kha Gai - Also known as boiled galangal chicken. Tom Kha Gai is made of combined coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal (a relative of ginger also known as blue ginger) and chicken.
  • Kao Phad - Fried rice is a mix of assorted ingredients like shrimp or chicken, tomatoes, cilantro leaves, egg, onion, garlic, and secret spices for a twist.

Day 01

Bangkok Arrival. Meet and transfer to hotel for check-in.

Day 02

After Breakfast, pick up hotel & start Half-day Bangkok City temple tour Visit Wat Traimit where house the most sacred The Golden Buddha image weight 5.5 of tons of pure gold and located near Chinatown area. The Golden Buddha was probably a product of the Sukhothai period in the 13th century but was eventually was placed in an Ayuthaya temple. Ayuthaya was the capital of a rival Thai kingdom. Next, visit Wat Phra Chetupon Vimol Mangklararm RajWara Maha Viharn (Wat Pho) which houses the biggest Reclining Buddha image. The image was made of stuccoes bricks gilded with gold leaves. This statue is 46 meters long, with the dimensions at the face of 15 meters high and at each foot of 3 meters high and 5 meters long. This temple is known for the first medical school in Thailand. Tour on seat-in-coach. Free time in the afternoon.

Day 03

After breakfast, free time till transfer to airport for departure Luang Prabang. Arrival then meet and transfer to hotel for check-in.

Day 04

After Breakfast, proceed to City Tour. Enjoy a half-day city tour around Luang Prabang and you will understand why it deserves the World Heritage title! Visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Continue to visit Wat Mai. Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive “tree of life” mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana. Climb up Phou Sii hill stands right in the center of this small city. Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction. Wat Phu Sii sits atop the mountain, alongside the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns!

Day 05

Breakfast. Free time till check-out and transfer to airport for departure.

-end of tour-

Domestic flights are not included. Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice due to availability and weather conditions.

  • Rate depends on travel dates and is subject to change without prior notice
  • Rate is applicable for double occupancy
  • Surcharge applies during peak season
  • Group rates are available upon request
  • Valid until September 2019 only
  • Airfare not included
Centre Point Pratunam (Bangkok) and Villa Santi Resort (Luang Prabang)
Duration: 5 Days /4 Nights Package Inclusions:
  • Two (2) nights accommodation in Luang Prabang
  • Two (2) nights accommodation in Bangkok
  • Daily breakfast
  • Roundtrip airport transfers on both cities (SIC)
  • Half-day city tours as per above itineraries (SIC)
    • Luang Prabang – Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xiengthong, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, Ban Xienkhong & Ban Xienglek, Wat Mai, Mount Phousi
    • Bangkok – Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha)

SIC - seat in coach

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USD689
per person