Day 2 takes us on another exciting journey through Bangkok and then on an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Our day begins with a visit to the Wat Po temple, an iconic temple located adjacent to the famous Grand Palace. Wat Po is home to the famous reclining Buddha statue, which is 46 meters long and covered in gold leaf! Truly a sight to behold. The temple is one of the oldest and largest in Bangkok and is home to numerous other smaller temples, intricate carvings, and statues of mythical creatures within the complex.
After visiting Wat Po temple, we can explore the famous Grand Palace and National Museum. The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings that was the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. The palace is an architectural masterpiece that blends traditional Thai and Western styles. We can see the famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaew, which is considered the most sacred temple in Thailand.
The National Museum is another attraction that shouldn’t be missed. The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts, exhibits, and artworks that spans over 5,000 years of Thai history. We’ll see ancient pottery, sculptures, textiles, and other objects that offer a glimpse into the country’s rich cultural heritage.
In the evening, we’ll board an overnight train to Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand.