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"Talk to a Real Monk" Spiritual Experience: Buddhism & Rituals

"Talk to a Real Monk" Spiritual Experience: Buddhism & Rituals
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
On this private tour, you get to discover the spirituality of Thai locals and hear all about Thailand's main religion: Buddhism. You'll visit 2 magnificent temples to learn more about the story of Buddha. You'll meet monks and explore​ the rituals that shape local life in Bangkok. Let's kick off your tour by hearing all about the "Temple of the Royal Niece." As you look up and marvel at the magnificent sights and 360 panoramic views, your local host can tell you more about the significance of the 37 golden spires on the roof. Ask all your questions about mediation, and go to the Walking Meditation Area for an introduction to a meditation technique. Try it out for yourself and begin to understand why locals try to practice it on a daily basis. Enjoy the stunning view of Bangkok at Wat Saket and the iconic stupa on top. Get a blessing from a monk, and depending on the time of day, you can also see the monks chanting at the temple, which takes place at 8:30am, and at 2 and 4pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P800
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private Tour - Only your travel party & your guide • Monk donation • Trained local guide • Entry/Admission - The Golden Mount (Wat Saket) • Make on-the-spot changes to the tour • Local tips & recommendations • Entry/Admission - The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
Exclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, 100 Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand next door to True Coffee shop
Inclusions
Private Tour - Only your travel party & your guide • Monk donation • Trained local guide • Entry/Admission - The Golden Mount (Wat Saket) • Make on-the-spot changes to the tour • Local tips & recommendations • Entry/Admission - The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
Exclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Departure details
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, 100 Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand next door to True Coffee shop
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
    100 Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
    next door to True Coffee shop
    See address & details
  • 1
    Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Wat Ratchanatdaram School
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
    100 Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
    next door to True Coffee shop
    See address & details
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L4DYK4TIE
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Special lasting memories
Jun 2020 • Friends
Whenever asked, "what was your favorite thing about Thailand?" my first response is this guided tour. It was very special and way more than I anticipated. Big was very knowledgeable, friendly, cool, and adaptable to his guests' needs.
Written May 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Viktoria N
Hilversum, The Netherlands2 contributions
A very interesting tour!
Mar 2020
A very interesting tour with a great guide. Good English and a lot of
knowledge. We really recommend Saravarint.
Written March 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Matt
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam13 contributions
In depth knowledge and a special experience
Feb 2020
I am now living in Bangkok and so have done a bunch of tours to get to
know the city. Compared to other offerings this tour itself was truly
special in that it was a deep dive into the religious and spiritual
lives in Thailand. I left feeling like I had benefited from a lifetime
of first hand experiences to add to my understanding. But the real
treasure of the experience was being able to have a few hours to talk
with Moddy and get a small fraction of her deep understanding and
expertise. She is able to clearly communicate the cultural details,
religious precepts and historical context for every question I had.
All of ths brought to life by her offering engaging personal stories
from her own life. I've never met a guide so generous with sharing her
life story and enthusiastic to share her knowledge. My only regret
was that I didn't book a longer tour. I hope you have the opportunity
to spend an afternoon in Bangkok with Moddy - you will be happy you
did.
Written March 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathy S
Pleasanton, CA1 contribution
Kung is the best tour guide.💕
Feb 2020 • Friends
Kung is a professional! She is like like a History teacher, Tour
Guide, Professional Photographer and friend all in one. She introduced
us to Thai food, showed us many temples and beautiful sites, took us
on the new train, went to the Orchid Farm called Blooms and so much
more! Thank you so much Kung, we very much appreciate all that you did
for us!
Written February 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dave B
3 contributions
With locals - Our new friend, Saravarint
Saravarint did an excellent job communicating the teachings of the
Buddha, providing an excellent overview Buddhist belief in Thailand.
When asked specific things she showed in-depth knowledge and her
command of english was exceptional. Her calm and grounded demeanor
made her an ideal guide for this type of tour. We would highly
recommend her to anyone who wanted a fantastic first-hand experience
of Buddhism in Thailand.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nikos Fytros
7 contributions
Great experience and learnings!
We had a great time with Kung in this tour! We learned a lot and
explored amazing temples! Kun was very helpful and explained
everything in detail!
Written January 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Seaside790684
4 contributions
Memorable day in Bangkok
Dec 2019
My husband and I had a lovely day with Saravarint as our guide. It was
our first time in Bangkok and Asia in general. We had done some
general touring on our own, but this tour was extremely special.
Saravarint has great knowledge of Buddhism and taught us many things
throughout the day. Meeting up with her was easy, she communicated
with us very well through the app messaging. She took us to two
temples and walked us through various meditations and prayers. She has
a sweet and kind personality and made us feel very comfortable. She
also helped us get a cab back to our hotel when the tour was over,
which would have been quite difficult for us to do. She took many
great photographs and sent them to us as well! Overall, great
experience learning with a local and getting much more out of a tour
than on our own.
Written January 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Felipe de Galiza
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil51 contributions
Must do if you have more time
Jan 2020
The tour is very pleasant and if you are willing to understand more about Buddhism it is a very nice opportunity. Saravarint guided me and she was kind and attention to all my questions and doubts. If you have extra time a part from seeing the main temples it is a nice tour to be done
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris R
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
Life Changing
Jan 2020 • Solo
I am still so deeply moved by the experience with Moddy that it will
be difficult to put all the greatness of this adventure into one
review. Moddy is a truly insightful, patient and open person and took
so much time to bring Thai buddhism and Thai culture close to me.
She explained every aspect of daily life and made sure that I
understood and followed along. Moddy taught and practiced prayer the
proper way - which I had hoped for, but I never expected her to sit,
explain and pray together with me.   The experience itself was calming
and educating as we visited temples, meditation halls and statues and
I never felt crowded by tourists or rushed through.   I am calling
this event life changing because Moddy has been able to reaffirm my
way as a buddhist and I will be forever grateful to her for that. In
addition, she was so open and honest sharing her own life experiences
and tying them into the teaching, that it made the teachings very
practical and understandable.   She is simply amazing.   Any tour with
Moddy should be part of your Bangkok trip and I hope it will be as
impactful to you as it had to me. Thank you Moddy for everything you
have done for me :) I will never forget this day and heed all the
advice you gave me henceforth. I wish you all the strength to follow
your path.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

stacey327
huntington, ny373 contributions
Fabulous guide, well priced, amazing tour.
Dec 2019
Moddy was an amazing guide! She was fun, articulate and our Buddhism
tour was so meaningful. We went to places we never would have gone on our
own and her warmth and spirit were greatly appreciated. She taught us about buddhism in Thailand, buddhism in general, answered all my questions, told us tips for other attractions in Bangkok, and even took great photos for us. She keep my teenage daughter fully engaged the whole time. The company has an awesome platform for easy communication and the price was very reasonable.
worthwhile.
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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