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Bali to Singapore: Accent on Indonesia

Program Number: 21572RJ
Start and End Dates:
1/14/2015 - 1/29/2015;
Duration: 15 nights
Location: Indonesia/Malaysia/Thailand/Singapore
Price starting at: $4,555.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Ocean Cruises
Meals: 38; 13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Personalize your voyage around Southeast Asia. Onboard the ship, join your Road Scholar group for expert lectures that illuminate the fascinating history and blend of cultures found in this part of the world. Experience Bali and the amazing Borobudur temple on expert-led field trips and explore other ports independently or on shore excursions that appeal to your interests.




Activity Particulars

You must be able to handle your own luggage, get on and off a motor coach, walk a few blocks and climb a few stairs. You may choose shore excursions that are more physically demanding.



Programs with Crystal Cruises are designed for the independent traveler. These programs offer a lower base activity level and the option to add shore excursions based on your interests and physical ability. Road Scholar will provide two exclusive field trips and private onboard lectures with our own study leader.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

Bali (Indonesia), 1 night; aboard Crystal Symphony, 12 nights.



Days 1-2: Overnight flight from the U.S.A.


Days 3-5: Arrival Bali (Indonesia) / embark Crystal Symphony:

Begin your adventure by experiencing Bali on an exclusive Road Scholar field trip. Discover a pura, or Balinese temple, and learn about Balinese art and dance traditions. Enjoy an additional day to discover this island paradise on your own. Lodging: Comfortable hotel.



Days 6-7: At Sea / Semarang:

On an exclusive Road Scholar field trip, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur, a monumental Buddhist temple built in the 9th century and decorated with several hundred Buddha statues.



Day 8: Jakarta:

The capital of Indonesia is a city of more than 10 million people. You may want to visit one of the traditional marketplaces where batik textiles are sold.



Days 9-10: At Sea / Malacca City (Malaysia):

Absorb the multicultural heritage of Malacca City, a port where Portuguese, Dutch, British and Chinese influences mix.



Day 11: Belawan (Indonesia):

Discover this bustling port from which rubber, tobacco, coffee and tea have been shipped around the world for more than a century.



Day 12: Phuket (Thailand):

Sail to this green gem of an island in the Andaman Sea. It boasts idyllic beaches, undisturbed rainforests and pineapple and cacao plantations.



Day 14: Port Kelang:

From Port Kelang you may choose a shore excursion to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital where ultramodern buildings reach skyward.



Day 14: Port Kelang:

From Port Kelang you may choose a shore excursion to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital where minarets and ultramodern buildings reach skyward.



Days 15-16: Singapore / disembark / departure:

End your voyage in style in Singapore, where a variety of cultures and a rich history are on display. You’ll quickly learn why Singapore is considered the “Crossroads of the East.”



Crystal Symphony

This sleek 781-foot ocean liner is one of the most spacious at sea. It accommodates 940 passengers for whom it provides a spa, fitness facility, two pools, Jacuzzis and inspired dining options, including a restaurant, café and outdoor grill. Complimentary fine wines and premium spirits are available to you throughout the voyage.


Meals and Lodgings
   Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
  Bali, Indonesia 1 night
   Crystal Symphony
  At Sea, At Sea 12 nights
 Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
Type: Resort
  Description: A palace of refined luxury and privileged hospitality. This five-star diamond hotel in Bali has welcomed kings and queens, presidents and other dignitaries over the years since its grand opening. For guests who expect the extraordinary to be an imperative, an unforgettable holiday experience awaits you at this luxury resort. Located 25-minute away from the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, the tranquility of the resort spreads over 23 acres with an oasis of tropical gardens and sundrenched shores of beautiful Nusa Dua peninsula. The accommodation features 382 rooms and suites in a resort hotel that invites you to immerse yourself in the pageantry of one of the world's most vibrant cultures.
  Ship Information: n/a
  Contact info: Kawasan Pariwisata
Lot North 4
Nusa Dua, Bali,  80363 Indonesia
phone: +62361771210
web: www.nusaduahotel.com
  Room amenities: Room amenities: ◦Flat-screen LCD TV with 24-hour cable ◦Internet access ◦In-room electronic safe ◦IDD telephone ◦Pillow menu ◦Hair dryer ◦24-hour room service ◦Coffee / tea-making facilities ◦Complimentary bottled water
  Facility amenities: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa now features Free Wi-Fi access in all public areas up to 5Mbps and additional service can be purchased. Enjoy a wide range of facilities & services: ◦Nusa Dua Spa ◦24-hour Room Service ◦Five restaurants & four bars ◦Banquet facilities & a cultural theater ◦Laundry & dry cleaning ◦Gym & fitness center ◦Players Games Room ◦150-meter white sandy beach ◦Baby-sitting service ◦Gecko Kid's Club ◦Medical clinic with 24-hour doctor on call ◦Lobby Shop - for basic essentials & last minute gifts ◦Shopping arcade ◦Business center with broadband internet connections ◦Tour & Travel counter ◦Bank & ATM machine ◦Swimming Pools - main pool - lagoon pool - children's pool - spa lap pool ◦Expansive gardens ◦Water sports counter ◦International TV channels ◦Voicemail telephone system ◦In-room electronic safety box ◦Hairdryer ◦All hotel public areas and rooms including balconies are smoke-free areas based on law in Indonesia. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa has provided smoking areas at The Lobby Terrace, Chess Bar and Agung Bale for the convenience of our smoking guests.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: tbd Contact RSTS to book additional nights at the hotel.

 Crystal Symphony
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony finds a natural home in the world's most glamorous harbors and idyllic ports of call. Generous per-passenger space ratios have become a Crystal trademark, along with forward-facing observation decks, a Palm Court lounge, and a wide teak promenade encircling the ship. A makeover in 2006 refreshed the Bistro Café and shops, reconstructed the casino and Starlite Lounge, and added a new nightclub called Luxe. An even more extensive refurbishment in 2009 transformed the Crystal Penthouses, Lido Café, and Prego Italian restaurant. Accented by a lovely waterfall, the focal point of the central two-deck atrium is a sculpture of two ballet dancers created especially for the space. Crystal Cove, the lobby lounge, is the spot to meet for cocktails as you make your way to the nearby dining room. Throughout the ship, public rooms shine with low-key contemporary style and flow easily from one to the next.
  Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Bahamas 781 feet long x 99 feet wide 51,044 gross registered tons 20 knots cruising speed 21 knots maximum speed 922 passengers capacity An international crew of 545 with 40 countries represented European-trained hotel and dining staff
  Contact info: 2049 Century Park East, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 1400 USA
phone: 310-785-9300
web: www.crystalcruises.com
  Room amenities: Cabins: There are no inside cabins on Crystal Symphony. Still, relatively small stateroom sizes are cozy and chic with boutique-hotel-style decor. All cabins have ample closet and drawer/shelf storage, as well as bathroom shelves. Many have private balconies furnished with chairs and tables. Most suites and penthouses have a walk-in closet. Crystal Penthouse suites have guest powder rooms. Amenities: Rich wood cabinetry, 100% Eygyptian cotton sheets, feather beds and plush duvets, wood and padded hangers, a small refrigerator filled with complimentary bottled water and soft drinks, a personal safe, two hair dryers, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, and a sitting area with sofa, chair, and table are typical standard features in all cabins. Suite and penthouse extras vary, but all have a DVD/CD player, butler service, personalized stationery, and stocked minibars with wine, beer, and choice of liquor. Bathrooms: Every bathroom has oval glass sinks, granite counters, a full-size tub, Aveda toiletries, plush towels, and bathrobes for use during the cruise. Many suites and penthouses have a whirlpool tub and separate shower.
  Facility amenities: Public spaces have a sophisticated and contemporary feel with fine Italian and French fabrics, Axminster wool carpets, oriental rugs, teak deck furniture and English mohair lap blankets. 8 passenger decks, 2 specialty restaurants, dining room, buffet, ice cream parlor, Wi-Fi, safe, refrigerator, minibar (some), DVD, 1 pool, Fitness classes, gym, hair salon, 1 hot tub, sauna, spa, steam room, 5 bars, casino, cinema, dance club, library, dry-cleaning, laundry facilities, laundry service, Internet terminal, library
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
This program begins on Day 3 in Bali at 7:00 p.m. at Orientation at the program hotel. You will be staying at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
This program ends on Day 16 following breakfast and disembarkation from the ship. You will be staying at Crystal Symphony the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. **IMPORTANT INFORMATION** All participants MUST register online with Crystal Cruises. To register go to checkin.crystalcruises.com to access the Priority Check-in and Planning Center. To log in, you need type in your first/last names as they appear on your passport and your booking number (which appears on your cruise confirmation or can be obtained from Road Scholar). You will need to enter your contact and passport information in order to register. Once registered you will be able to book excursions and on-board activities (such as specialty dining, spa appointments, etc). If you did not recieve a booking number, please call us at 1.866.359.5966. For more information on using the Priority Check-in & Planning Center please see the attachment at the end of this booklet. Proof of citizenship is required for ALL guests.
  Parking availability:
Driving to program site is not possible.
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
To Start of Program
  Location:  Bali
  Transportation to site: Transfers will be provided from Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar to the program hotel for all participants who arrange their air travel through Road Scholar, and are arriving on Day 3 of the program. There will be one designated group transfer, which Program Only Participants (POPS) may join if the flight times coincide with your arrival flights. The group transfer time will be confirmed in your final program materials sent approximately 5 weeks prior to the program. Participants who are arranging their own flights should arrive in Denpasar no later than 4:00 pm.
  From End of Program
  Location:  At Sea
  Transportation from site: There will be one departure transfer from the port in Singapore to the Airport on the morning of Day 16. Program Only Participants may join this transfer as long as it coincides with your flight departure times. The group transfer time will be confirmed in your final program materials sent approximately 5 weeks prior to the program. Flights may depart at any time on Day 16.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Depart North America for Bali, Indonesia
(Wednesday, January 14)
   
 Depart From: Depart from North America

Day 2: In flight
(Thursday, January 15)
   
 In Transit Overnight: In Transit

Day 3: Bali, Indonesia / Program Orientation
(Friday, January 16)
   
 Arrive To: Flights arrive in Bali, Indonesia
 Afternoon: Check in at your hotel and take the afternoon to unpack and relax. In the early evening you will meet with your group for introductions, a review of the program itinerary and site orientation.
 Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel
   
Accommodations: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 4: Uluwatu Temple / Embark Crystal Symphony
(Saturday, January 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: ROAD SCHOLAR EXCLUSIVE: Bali is so beautiful that the natives believe heaven will be just like home, and touring this island paradise, it's easy to see why. It is an island of mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples, fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who re-enact the stories of their Hindu deities. Today you will visit the Balinese sea temple of Uluwatu. Built in the 11th century, it is one of nine directional temples meant to protect Bali from evil spirits. While you are here, learn about the people and cultures of this island.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.
 Afternoon: Transfer by coach through to the Crystal Symphony in the port of Benoa, and embark the ship for 12 nights.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal dining room with a review of the next days activities.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Bali (Port of Benoa), Indonesia
(Sunday, January 18)

Note: On days marked "Independent Exploration" you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of Crystal Shore Adventures. You may log into your account at www.CrystalCruises.com to register for field trips up to 6 months in advance. Alternatively, you may use this time to explore the port on your own.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Today you will be able to use your onboard credit, and choose from the variety of Crystal Shore Adventures offered by Crystal Cruise line. Join a Balinese cooking class, learn about traditional Batik making and metal work, meet the island's friendly natives and see it's beatiful temples, or view Bali's stunning rice terraces and tropical landscape of this beautiful island on a scenic drive. Options will be available for a wide variety of activity levels and interests.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill. Some Crystal shore excursions will include lunch (depending on the length).
 Afternoon: Continue indepednent exploration of the island of Bali.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
 Evening: Crystal Symphony will remain in port overnight.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Cruising the Java Sea
(Monday, January 19)

Note: Days at sea are a mix of independent and group activities.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure.
 Morning: Join your study leader for a morning lecture.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill.
 Afternoon: Join your study leader for an afternoon lecture.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Semarang, Indonesia / Borobodur
(Tuesday, January 20)

Note: You will have the opportunity to climb to the top of Borobudur temple. It is a fairly strenuous climb, with large, uneven stairs, however the views from the top are worth it. There will be some walking required to get from the parking lot to the site, over mostly even, paved trails. This excursion is not recommended for people in wheelchairs.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: ROAD SCHOLAR EXCLUSIVE: After breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Borobudur. It is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument complex which was built around 800 A.D. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent’s marvels. After the decline of Buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash. Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view on the Menoreh mountains. Enough time is given to stroll around the complex and to discover its beauty. Afterwards continue to visit the nearby located temples such as Candi Pawon, Mendut.
 Lunch: Lunch on site
 Afternoon: After lunch, you will return to the ship.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Jakarta, Indonesia
(Wednesday, January 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: One of Asia’s most electrifying urban centers, Jakarta is a sprawling, heavily populated city of almost 10 million people. Famous for its shopping, people come to Jakarta from all over the world to snap up bargains, both in traditional open-air marketplaces and ritzy super malls. The region is particularly known for its batik outlets and factories. Despite being the capital of the world’s largest Islamic country, Jakarta has one of the hippest nightlife scenes in Southeast Asia, with over 200 bars, discos, pubs and upscale lounges spread across the city.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill.
 Afternoon: Independent exploration of Jakarta continues.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Cruising the Java Sea
(Thursday, January 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: Join your study leader for a morning lecture.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship.
 Afternoon: Join your study leader for an afternoon lecture.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Malacca City, Malaysia
(Friday, January 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Whatever your tastes—for European culture, sultanate history or delicious food—Malacca City is sure to deliver. Colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, along with the presence of a lively Chinatown, give this capital city a spellbinding mix of architecture and traditions. Modern prosperity has grabbed hold of Malacca and greater Malaysia, with commercial development and redevelopment producing a wealth of shopping malls and numerous reclamation projects. But at the heart of Malacca is its history, giving it a multicultural heritage and architectural legacy that has earned Malacca a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.
 Afternoon: Continue independent exploration of Malacca City and the surrounding area.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Belawan, Indonesia
(Saturday, January 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Indonesia’s busiest port outside Java, Belawan has seen more than a century of bustling commerce, mostly in the exportation of tobacco, rubber and palm oil. The port was expanded numerous times since its initial construction in 1890, with a major renovation in the 1980s bringing a new surge in trade activity. About one-fifth of Indonesia’s container exports go through Belawan, sending some of the world’s most ubiquitous and desired products, including coffee and tea, out into the world. Attractions within the city speak to its international influences and commercial success, all of which are reflected in fine Art Deco buildings from the Dutch colonial era, the Great Mosque, a Buddhist temple called Vihara Borobudur, and a Chinese Temple called Vihara Gunung Timur.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.
 Afternoon: Continue independent exploration of Belawan
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Phuket, Thailand
(Sunday, January 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Residents call Phuket "The Pearl of the South," and one visit to this green, sun-soaked island in the Andaman Sea will show you why. The coast is a succession of magnificent beaches, the forested interior boasts virgin rain forests and numerous plantations-cacao, pineapple, rubber. The culture is a distinctive blend of Portuguese, Chinese and indigenous Chao Naam, a proud seafaring people.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.
 Afternoon: Independent exploration continues.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Penang, Malaysia
(Monday, January 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Located on the spice routes, the British East India Company established a colony on Penang Island in 1786. Chinese, Indians and Sumatrans soon settled the island, yet the European influence remains strong. Enjoy the Chinese embroidery and Malay daggers in the Penang Museum, marvel at the Penang Bridge (third longest in the world), or view the harbor from breezy Penang Hill.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.
 Afternoon: Independent exploration continues.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Surabaya, Indonesia
(Tuesday, January 27)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Bustling port Kelang is the principal port of entry for Malaysia. The country's capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a suprisingly modern city of domes, minarets and spacious, tree-lined avenues. Her symbols of faith are visible at the Jamek Mosque, the city's birthplace.
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.
 Afternoon: Independent exploration continues.
 Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Singapore, Singapore
(Wednesday, January 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at leisure on board.
 Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Singapore blends the contemporary splendor of a sparkling modern city with influences from throughout the Orient. Its history is one of riches and romance, spice trading and piracy, colonialism and growth. This island state has grown from a small fishing village to one of Asia's greatest success stories. Temples, mosques and churches stand as serene reminders of the varied collection of migrations that have graced its history. Discover the mansions and polo greens of colonial Singapore, the mystique of Chinatown and the heady aroma of spices and curry along Arab Street. You will quickly come to understand why Singapore is acclaimed as the "Crossroads of the East."
 Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.
 Afternoon: Independent exploration continues.
 Dinner: Farewell Dinner on board the ship
   
Accommodations: Crystal Symphony
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Singapore / Departures
(Thursday, January 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ship
 Morning: Flights depart for the U.S.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Bangkok, Thailand A Stroll Through Chinatown
One of the best ways to experience the true flavor of a city is to walk its streets. Discover Bangkok’s Chinatown, one of the most densely populated, richly ethnic neighborhoods in the city. Walk at your own pace through narrow lanes, peer into the doorways of apothecary shops with their medical herbs and natural cures. Take the opportunity to watch fresh Chinese delicacies being prepared and served while the aromatic fragrance of spice and herbs saturates the air. Pay special attention to the “funeral shops,” where they sell paper models of worldly items that ensure the deceased will have the complete comforts of home on the journey to the afterward. Wonder at the intricate architecture of ancient Chinese Temples, perhaps even donating some coins to the temple “burial society,” a charity devoted to recovering the bodies of unfortunate road accident victims.
  Suan Pakkad Palace
Suan Pakkad was built by Prince and Princess Chumbhot of Nakhon Sawan, who moved five traditional Thai houses from Chiang Mai in 1952. The cabbage garden was turned into one of Bangkok’s finest landscaped gardens and is calm in a uniquely Eastern way. The princess was one of the country’s most dedicated art collectors, and the house has been turned into a museum displaying objects such as perfume bottles, betel nut boxes and musical instruments. Antiques including an exquisite Buddha head from Ayutthaya, Khmer statues and European prints of old Siam. Located Prayatahi Road.
  Vimanmek Palace
The Palace is a magnificent, golden, teakwood residence of King Chulalongkorn that houses numerous exhibits, including antiques furniture, glassware, porcelain and many other items of historic interest. Located on Ratchavithee Road.
  Wat Pho
The temple was originally built in the 16th century and covers twenty acres. One of its pavilions houses a 150-feet long reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is also home to Thailand’s most famous school of massage. (See listing). Respectful dress required: Shorts, flipflops and bare shoulders are not permitted inside the temple complex and you should be prepared to take off shoes to enter temples. Open daily 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission fee of 20 baht. For additional information, visit www.watpho.com
  Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School
In the eastern end of the Wat Pho complex is the country’s most famous school of massage. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is a good idea to start your exploration of Wat Pho here before the line becomes too long. A 60-minute, full body massage costs approximately 300 baht ($8 U.S.) and is done fully dressed. A set of cotton clothing is provided for the 60-minute herbal massage that costs 400 baht ($10 U.S.). For additional information, visit www.watpho.com
  Wat Phra Kaeo
Home of the Emerald Buddha and located within the grounds of the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew is the most sacred and the most beautiful of Thailand’s temples. Open daily 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Admission 200 baht ($5 U.S.). The dress code is very strict: No shorts, no bare shoulders, no slippers or sandals. For additional information, visit thailandforvisitors.com/north/chiangrai/prakeo/index.html
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