From Bangkok: Holy Tattoo Experience at Wat Bang Phra

From Bangkok: Holy Tattoo Experience at Wat Bang Phra

From $94.79 per person

The Wat Bang Phra temple is well-known for administering holy tattoos or Sak Yants. Choose from the Khao Yod (9 Spires Yant), a sacred tattoo with powers to protect and bring you luck, or Hah Taew Yant, with 5 lines each carrying a different meaning.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel in Bangkok city center areas such as Silom, Sathorn, Siam, Khao San Road, Rama 4 and Sukhumvit (not beyond Prom Phong area)
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get a holy tattoo and blessing from a Buddhist Monk or certified tattoo master at the famous Wat Bang Phra
  • Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Bangkok
  • Receive a Wai Kru set, with a flower, candle and incense stick
Full description
Wat Bang Phra is a Buddhist monastery, approximately 50 kilometers west of Bangkok. The temple is known for its daily tattoos, or Sak Yant, given by the local monks. This tradition of tattooing dates back hundreds of years. The Gao Yord Yant or 9 Spires Yant is a sacred tattoo, believed to protect and bring good luck to the bearer. This has a similar meaning to another Sak Yant design, the Hah Taew Yant. The Gao Yord Yant is usually tattooed on the nape of the neck. The 9 Spires Yant is a geometric design and represents the 9 Sacred Peaks of Mount Meru. It contains 9 symbolic images of Buddha, demonstrating how important the number 9 is in Buddhism. This experience is truly unique in Thailand as the monks are only giving a holy tattoo and blessings to very few number of people per day. During this trip, there will be an English speaking guide who will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in downtown Bangkok with an air-conditioned vehicle. The guide will explain to you the details of ceremony along the way and make sure that everything goes smoothly.  
Includes
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Round-trip transfers to/from your hotel in downtown Bangkok
  • Transportation travel insurance
  • Tattoo fee
  • Wai Kru set (which contains flower, incense stick, and candles before the monk starts giving you the holy tattoo)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Flash photography
  • Video recording
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 219 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Kong picked me up on time, and we travelled in his comfortable car. He’s a relaxed and reassuring guy, and I was so appreciative that he could guide me through this experience. I felt like there could’ve been a bit more holyness, but overall I was very happy and would definitely recommend.

February 7, 2020

guide was punctual. could have been more english-fluent. picked up one other person. ride was nice. only a little waiting. no one else was at the temple. tattoo was of lower quality than expected (it is done very quickly and on a stencil), but this promotes uniformity. you are unlikely to be able to get anything unique. blessing by monk is legit and everyone is very friendly.

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December 20, 2019

Gang was a great guide that spoke english well. Before the trip, i contacted the vendor to ask if a friend could keep me company since i was the only one that wanted to get the tattoo. The tour manager was nice to offered my friend to join the tour with bo additional charge. Gang came to pick us up early and allowed us to stop to get breakfast before we continued our trip. The temple is very beautiful and peaceful in the morning, air was crisp. Gang stayed beside me making sure i understood everything and knew what to do. The whole trip went by quickly and we were back at our hotel in no time.

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December 20, 2019

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