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From Bangkok: Holy Tattoo Experience at Wat Bang Phra

1. From Bangkok: Holy Tattoo Experience at Wat Bang Phra

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.  

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4.7 / 5

based on 220 reviews

I had an excellent morning on this trip . pick up was OK, and they went out there way to pick me up as I am staying in a air bnb . We had an nice relaxing drive out to the temple with Kong our tour guide , a very nice man . Kong was happy to stop for refreshments if needed. We arrived at the temple and had a short wait for our tattoo when arriving but that wasn't a problem as we were first in line . The tattoo experience only took about 20 minutes and done in traditional style. We then went for a walk around the temple and Kong explained somethings about the history and tattoo to us . All in all its was a great morning and leaves you with a very nice tattoo to remember it by , I would highly recommend this to anyone.

extraordinary experience, we get a tattoo by a monk, in front of everyone. thank you for this blessing. for those who normally hurt, you may have very bad lol. otherwise it's super fast!

Very good, Gang was my guide and the trip was very enjoyable. Timing was perfect, little wait. Would totally recommend!

Great service! Everything was explained nicely and we were the first ones because we went so early in the morning.

EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL. BETTER THAN I THOUGHT. THE KINDNESS OF THE DRIVER AND THE TRIP TO THE LUXURY TEMPLE.