08:00 - Meet with the tour guide at your hotel lobby.
09:30 - Visit Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
was first used by the royal court as a summer retreat in the 17th century. However, the Palace
was destroyed with the fall of Kingdom of Ayutthaya and was restored by King Rama IV in the mid-19th century. Most of the buildings
that exist today date from the reign of King Rama V, who regularly spent his summers there. The structures represent a variety of
architectural styles, set in a large park around ponds and waterways. The only royal residence open to the public is the Chinese-style
Wehat Chamroon Palace, constructed entirely of materials imported from China. In addition, there is an Italian-style palace, a circular
pavilion with steps leading down to a pool, the graceful Thai-style Aisawan Tippaya Asna Pavilion in the middle of a lake, and, across
one of the waterways, a Buddhist chapel in the neo-Gothic style with stained-glass windows. Scattered around the extensive gardens
are European statues as well as monuments ordered to be built by King Rama V in memory of members of his family, one of them a
much-loved Queen who drowned in a boating accident.
10.30 - Continue to the Elephant Camp situated very close to Khum Khun Pan. Enjoy a 20 minutes thrilling
the Ayutthaya Historical Park and see many of the Ayutthaya temples and ruins on the back of the elephant.
11:00 - Visit Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit
. Phra Mongkhon Bophit, a large bronze cast Buddha image was originally enshrined in
the open area outside the Grand Palace and later covered by a building in the reign of king Songtham. During the fall of Ayutthaya,
the building was badly destroyed by fire. The one currently seen was reconstructed, but does not have as beautiful craftmanship as
the previous one. The open area east of the sanctuary was where the royal cremation ceremonies took place. Visit
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
This is the most important temple within the Royal Palace compound and the original from which the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
in Bangkok has been copied.
12:00 - Lunch will be provided at a riverside restaurant.
13:00 - Drive to Wat Yai Chaimongkol
, a prominent monastery during Ayutthaya period. Built by King U-Thong in 1356 A.D., the
monastery had been dedicated to those monks who returned from studying practical Buddhism from Ceylon. Wat Yai Chiamongkol is
an important landmark in Ayutthaya due to its large pagoda which can be seen from distant. The pagoda was built to celebrate the
victory of a single-handed combat on the elephant's back of King Naresuan over the Burmese warlord.
Onward to Wat Mahathat
where you can see a spectacular Buddha head, engulfed in the Bodhi tree trunk. Built in the 14th
century A.D., Wat Mahathat was once the residence of the Supreme Patriarch (the leader of the Buddhist monk). It represents
the typical ruins of Ayutthaya temples. The crumbling central Prang and stupas with rows of headless Buddha statues give evidence
to the splendid glory of the Ayutthaya civilization.
15.30 - Leave Ayutthaya and return to Bangkok with about 1.5 Hours Drive
17.00 - Arrive at your hotel.
Price per person:
The above rates are based on Private Tour
(min. 2 persons)
- Pick up and drop off at the hotel in Bangkok downtown
- Transportation in A/C vehicle
- Sightseeing as described
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Elephant Ride
- Admission fees
- Pick up at hotels located outside center heart of Bangkok will be charged extra for 200 bahts per person.
e.g. - Bangna Trad Rd., - Ratchadapisek Rd., Rama IX Rd.
Now until Further Notice
- Joined & Private Tour (1-5 persons)
- Price in Thai Baht
- For Group, please contact us.
- Child (less than 11 years old): 75% of adult price