Step into a world of ancient history and regal monuments with a full day excursion to Bangkok’s surroundings. Wander among the grand temples of Ayutthaya, Thailand’s former royal capital. Cruise along the ‘River of Kings’ to Bang Pa-In and explore the lavish gardens and mansions of the royal Summer Palace.
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Aside from the monuments, take a look at Ayutthaya itself and see how the city has evolved over the years. Even though a short distance from the busy modern capital of Bangkok, Ayutthaya retains a sleepy, laid back atmosphere. Get a taste of the city’s rhythms with a walk through the market and the Muslim Quarter which offers the opportunity to sample an unusual local delicacy, candy floss roti.
Sit down for a rest and a lunch of delicious local Thai dishes at midday. Then continue exploring with a leisurely one hour long-tail boat ride down the Chao Phraya River. Enjoy the passing scenes of riverside villages while cruising down the ‘River of Kings’. Arrive at a small river island home to Wat Niwet Thammaprawat. Be amazed at this distinctive Buddhist temple which features remarkable Gothic-style architecture and stained glass windows. Then take the cable car across the river for aerial views of the waterway and continue by golf car to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Built in the 1600s as the summer residence for the Royal Family, Bang Pa-In is an impressive collection of gardens and majestic mansions. Although rarely used these days, the palace retains its royal elegance and offers a great opportunity to learn about the Kingdom’s history and culture.
Following this insightful day trip to Ayutthaya, return to Bangkok by van. (L)
Our services include:
– Van transportation with driver in Air
– Service of English speaking local guide.
– Lunch at a local restaurant.
– Entrance fees and activities where mentioned.
– Drinking water during the tour.
– Tips for driver
Our services do not include:
– Other services than mentioned.
– Gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items.
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