06:00 – 07:30 – Pick up you and other tour participants at different hotels in Bangkok city center. (Exact timing to be advice at confirmation)
07:30 – Drive north to Ayutthaya
08:30 – Visit Wat Phu Khao Thong, originally built in 1,387 by the second king of Ayothaya kingdom, is an impressive monument in North-western part of Ayutthaya. When the Burmese took over Ayutthaya in 1569, the Burmese king built a Mon-style chedi (or pyramid) on top of the former temple to celebrate his victory over Ayutthaya and the Siamese.
09:30 – Continue to the Ayutthaya Historical Park and visit to the ancient palace ground. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, once a royal temple lying besides the Grand Palace, was once the most significant temple during Ayutthaya period. Adjacent to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is Viharn Phra Mongkolbopit, an impressive building that houses a large seated bronze Buddha image. Its rebuilt pristine hall was believed to be a replica of the old Assembly Hall of Ayutthaya.
12:00 – Lunch at the local Thai restaurant
13:00 – Visit to Wat Lokaya Sutha to see the largest reclining Buddha of Ayutthaya with 8 meters high and 42 meters long. The Buddha image was made of brick and covered with plaster.
13:30 – Onward to 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.
14:00 – Enjoy an exhilarating Elephant Ride around the Ayutthaya Historical Park and see the temples and ruins.
15:00 – Depart from Ayutthaya back to Bangkok
16:30 – Arrive in Bangkok and start to transfer tour participants back to different hotels.
- 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 Rides for 25 min
- Entrance fees
- All Booking Fees and Credit Card Charges