Guided tour

From Bangkok: Holy Tattoo Experience at Wat Bang Phra

From Bangkok: Holy Tattoo Experience at Wat Bang Phra

From US$ 84.62 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.

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Duration 4 hours
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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)


  • 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.  
  • 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
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Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Flash photography
  • Video recording
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Estuvo bien.

April 19, 2022


Tuve una excelente mañana en este viaje. La recogida estuvo bien, y salieron a buscarme porque me quedo en un bnb aéreo. Tuvimos un viaje agradable y relajante hasta el templo con Kong, nuestro guía turístico, un hombre muy agradable. Kong estaba feliz de detenerse para tomar un refrigerio si era necesario. Llegamos al templo y tuvimos una breve espera para nuestro tatuaje al llegar, pero eso no fue un problema ya que éramos los primeros en la fila. La experiencia del tatuaje solo tomó unos 20 minutos y se hizo al estilo tradicional. Luego dimos un paseo por el templo y Kong nos explicó algunas cosas sobre la historia y el tatuaje. En general, fue una gran mañana y te deja un tatuaje muy bonito para recordarlo, se lo recomendaría a cualquiera.

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