06:15-07:30 a.m. (approx) – Pick up you and other tour participants at different hotels in Bangkok city center.
07:30 a.m. – When the group is ready, we head north to Ayutthaya, the 2nd capital of Siam, renowned for past relics and ancient temple ruins.
09:30 a.m. – Arrive in Ayutthaya and visit Wat Phu Khao Thong, a huge white-grey landmark with an amazing Mon-style chedi on top of the monument. You can see panoramic view of the vast rice field on top.
10:30 a.m. – Onward to Wat Lokaya Sutha, once a massive temple complex as we can witness from the temple ruins. Here, see the largest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya with 8 meters high and 42 meters long, lying in the open field.
11:30 a.m. – Visit Wat Mahathat, a classic temple ruin of Ayutthaya and famous for the picturesque Buddha head engulfed by the Bodhi tree roots. The foundation size and the remaining prangs and towers attest the significance during its time.
12:00 – Enjoy a Thai Lunch on a local Thai restaurant
13:30 – Continue to Ayutthaya Historical Park to visit the famous Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, one of the most important historical sites during Ayothaya Period. It was the former royal temple, lying inside the grand palace compound. Nearby walk to the Viharn Phra Mongkolbopit, a beautifully decorated sanctuary that houses a large bronze cast Buddha image originally enshrined in the open area outside the Grand Palace and later covered by a building in the reign of King Songtham.
14:00 – Enjoy an exhilarating Elephant Ride around the Ayutthaya Historical Park and see the temples and ruins.
15:00 – In the afternoon, visit the famous Summer Palace of Bang Pa-In. The palace was originally used by the royal family as a summer retreat during Ayutthaya Period. It was destroyed during the downfall of Ayutthaya and was restored by the fourth king of of Rattanakosin Kingdom (current Chakri Dynasty of Thailand). Inside the palace, there are many impressive buildings and gardens, derived from the East and West cultures.
16:00 – Depart from the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and return to Bangkok
17:30 – 18:30 – Drop off at the hotel in Bangkok
- Pick up and drop off at the hotel in center of Bangkok City
- Transportation in A/C vehicle
- Sightseeing as described
- English-speaking guide
- Elephant ride for 25 min.
- Entrance fees
- All Booking Fees, and Credit Card Charges