BMTA to offer free bus trips to 9 temples during July 30-31


BANGKOK, July 2015 – To enable Buddhists and city people to observe Asalha Puja and Buddhist Lent Day, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will be offering free bus trips to nine best-known temples of the capital city during July 30-31.

The BMTA is preparing 20 non-air-conditioned buses to serve the public from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Interested persons can hop in buses showing signs that say free bus rides to temples on Rattanakosin Island, waiting to lift passengers at Bangkok Bus Terminal and Wat Saket.

The itinerary consists of the Marble Temple, Wat Sam Phraya, Wat Bowon Niwet, Wat Chana Songkram, Wat Mahathat, Wat Pho, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Sutat and Wat Saket.

BMTA officials will also on duty along the route to the destinations as well as at the temples to facilitate passengers.