Monthly Archives: April 2017

Download an App to Explore Palitana in the Most Convenient Manner

If you are planning to spend holidays in Gujrat this time don’t forget to include Palitana in your tour. Palitana is a beautiful city that has an array of tourist destinations that surprises the visitors. Located about 50 km southwest of Bhavnagar city, it is one of the holiest and popular religious sites in Gujarat state. The Shatrunjay hills and the famous Jain Temple complex on “Shatrunjay” hills are located there. Shatrunjay is the most sacred places that grab the attention of worldwide tourists. Shatrunjay Jain Temples can take you on a tour of Jain spirituality and mythology. The Jain community believes in non-violence. Palitana is visited by Jain pilgrims and non-Jains.

There is an app available with the latest information about significant structures on the Shatrunjay hills and every structure in the temple complex on the top of the hills. In order to assist the tourists and pilgrims who are on the trip of Shatrunjay and make their trip even memorable, the app is the best option. This app is compatible with both Android and Apple.

The app is equipped with user-friendly interface and amazing functions to guide the tourists to explore the hills and the complex with ease. The app has nice audio stories of various places and ancient structures in English and Gujarati with transcripts. It shows 11 maps guiding you to visit each temple so you don’t miss out anything or get lost. And, of course, nice images without the crowd in the middle.

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Overall, the app is designed to replace the need of a guide to understand and travel around the place. The temple is located on a hill and the tourist climb over 3000 stairs to reach there. The app is incorporated with all essential information a tourist should have for a hassle free trip. Before you start the trip, make sure you have the app on your phone.

Wat phra Dress Code and other essential information

There are various religious places in Bangkok, you will while you are in the city. These places are rich in history and hold a lot of significance to the city. As much as it is important to see these places, it is also essential that you need to ensure that you respect and follow the norms that are designed for each place.

Wat Phra Kaew dress code

One of the most famous places of Bangkok is the famous Emerald Buddha temple. This is located on the grounds of the Grand Palace and is one of the most important places of Bangkok. This temple goes back from the 15th century. The Palace was constructed during 1782 and was once upon a time the home for the Royal family although now they do not stay there.

However, on certain occasions, they do make trips to the Grand Palace and Temple to perform various ceremonies and religious rituals, which is a traditional practice. This also includes the most significant ritual of Robe changing by the reigning King, which is said to be a very important event. The belief is that this event is important for the country as it helps bestow good fortune and luck. The present King of Thailand only handles this responsibility.

 

The Dress and shoe code while inside the Emerald Buddha Temple

Just like another religious place, even if you visit the Grand Palace or Temple of Emerald Buddha, you have to follow certain norm. Some strict guidelines are applicable for anybody who steps forth the grounds. The Wat Pho dress code that has to be followed while you are inside the grounds of the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha does not permit certain outer garments that are worn by men and women, these includes

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  • Tights, tight fitting trousers, short skirts, miniskirts or shorts
  • Trousers which are quarter length, culottes, blouses or shirts that are see-through or transparent
  • Sleeveless vests or shirts
  • Sandals that do not include heel straps or ankles
  • Shirts which have rolled up sleeves
  • Fisherman trousers, pajamas, wind cheaters, sweatpants or sweatshirts
  • No clothes that has any holes which also includes ripped t-shirts or jeans

 

What is allowed inside the temple grounds?

It is advisable to wear black clothes as a sigh of respect for Majesty King BhumibolAdulyadej’s passing away.

You should ensure that you are covered from head to toe and cannot walk inside the temple grounds with shoes.

If you want, you can also opt for the shawls that are available inside the site to cover up since you will not be permitted to enter the grounds of the temple without covering up appropriately.

You can wear skirts provided it is below the length of the knee

You can wear a pair of proper shoes or even suitable designs of flip flops or sandals

 

The convenience of a mobile app

Today mobile apps have become one of the most convenient ways a person can obtain any information. This is something that is specially designed keeping in mind the necessary information that has to be provided to tourists and visitors who are planning to make a trip there. The Grand Palace Bangkok Guide mobile app is available for both android and iOS. In this mobile app, you will also get to know further information about the Wat Phra Kaew dress code. Along with that, you will get information like the timings for all the attractions which includes the National Museum, WatArun, Wat Pho, Chang pier ,the code of conduct and do’s and don’ts while visiting each place, etc.