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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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What people are saying about Wat Bang Phra

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 219 reviews

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.

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.