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Ayutthaya Exploration and Cruise Experience

Pick up from Bangkok

Tour Code: BKK-05 Duration: Approx 10 Hours

Go on an adventure to the ancient historical sites that still stand tall at Thailand and cruise through the Bangkok coastline for the best view of the city!

Highlights:

  • Visit the Historical Summer Palace at Bang-Pa In
  • Enjoy a Journey to Behold the Wats that Still Stand Tall
  • Admire the Ancient City of Ayutthaya in its Glory

Tour Description:

Your journey begins with a trip to the Summer Palace at Bang-Pa In, which is situated 70 kilometers from Bangkok. The Summer Palace was the site for the summer retreat for the Thai Kings and their royal family but was eventually became overgrown by the late 18th to early 19th century, before it was restored by King Mongkut during the mid 19th-century. The Grand Palace that stands today has a blend of Chinese, European and Thai architectural styles all in one location. The grounds within the palace are well-maintained, which adds to the beauty of the palace and the palace can even be compared to the famous Palace of Versailles! The Summer palace stands tall with the vibrant colours and pointed roofs as it is situated a stone’s throw away from the Chao Phraya River.

Traverse to the ancient city of Ayutthaya that is still remains standing even after the Bamar invasion that occured in the year 1767, that resulted in the Siamese people abandoning the ancient city. In the past, Ayutthaya was one of the major spots for trading amongst merchants from all over Europe and other parts of Asia and it was also considered the most wealthiest city of the Orient with over 1 million inhabitants living in the city. To this day, the remains of the ancient city can still be seen with its distinctive prangs (reliquary towers) and the presence of the big monasteries as most of the parts of the buildings were made out of a rather durable stone.

There are various ancient ruins of the temples that is located a stone’s throw away from the ancient city of Ayutthaya such as the Wat Mahathat, Wat Na Phra Mane and Wat Lokayasutharam, which still remains standing with its striking architecture and mystical statues and ornamentations of ancient deities that are scattered all over the temple. The Wat Mahathat (“Temple of Great Relics”) was built around the 14th century and it houses tall Buddha statues in a sitting position and a Buddha head that is stuck within tree trunks and roots growing around it. The Wat Na Phra Mane is still an active monastery that is designed in an olden day Ayutthaya style with an image of Buddha that stands at a 6 meters tall which is of great significance to the locals. The Wat Lokayasutharam is the home of the huge reclining Buddha statues that seems to be in deep slumber and the architecture of the temple displays the style of the Middle Ayutthaya Period.

Your final trip will be a journey on a cruise on the Chao Phraya river called the White Orchid River Cruise where you will enjoy the spectacular architecture that surrounds the Chao Phraya river which is a blend of modern and ancient architectural styles as you make your way to Bangkok from Nonthaburi province, where you will delight in the calm and serene sceneries of the countryside. Delectable lunch that is infused with local flavours will also be served where you will get your tummy filled as you relax with the beautiful sights of the countryside and city skyline right before your eyes.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 5:45 am - 6:15 am

What's Included:

  • Round Trip Transfer
  • Transportation During the Tour ( Air-conditioned Vehicle and White Orchid River Cruise) 
  • Entrance Fees
  • Buffet Lunch

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • Modest wear is necessary for visits to the temples and palaces. Shorts, slippers, short skirts and bare shoulder tops are not allowed since they are considered inappropriate
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
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