Ancient City of Ayutthaya

 Ayutthaya, a former capital of Thailand from 1350 to 1767, is an interesting historical spot visited by large numbers of tourists on one day trip from Bangkok. Unlike other tourist centers, Ayutthaya’s main attraction is not the beautiful scenery, but its calm atmosphere with the remains resulting from the destruction by Burmese army in 1767. The ruins offer the visitors a glimpse of old Ayutthaya, with once was a prosperous and majestic capital with over 400 magnificent Buddhist monasteries.

 

 08.30   

Pick up passengers from the hotel in Bangkok.

 09.30  

Visit Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, which is famed for an impressively large statue of the Reclining Buddha inside the temple compound. The temple was built by King U Thong (Ayutthaya’s first ruler) in 1350 and has a large stupa that dominates the skyline. The stupa was built in 1592 to celebrate King Naresuan’s single-handed defeat of the then Burmese Crown Prince after an elephant back duet. The size of the stupa was intended to match that of Phu Khao Thong – a Pagoda purportedly built by the Burmese which is visible in the distance from the temple.

 10.30  

Visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet, which was the biggest temple in the area at its peak and is historically very significant. The temple is situated in a compound (similar to that of the Grand Palace in Bangkok). Then, visit Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophet, the temple that situates one of the biggest bronze Buddha images in Thailand.

 12.00  

Thai lunch will be served at a restaurant.

 13.30

Continue to pay a respect to Wat Mahathat, where is a typical of the Ayutthaya ruins: large  crumbling stupas  surrounded by low laterite walls and  rows of Headless Buddha’s. The only genuine sandstone Buddha Head is still entrapped in the roots and lies beneath a Bodhi tree. It was considered as “Unseen Thailand” and one of the World Heritages by UNESCO.

 14.30

Visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, which was built by King Prasat Thong in 1630 and its architecture is similar to that of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and it may have been built to commemorate the King’s victory over Thailand’s neighbor.
  15.00  Leave from Ayutthaya (approximate time)
  16.30  Arrive in Bangkok (approximate time)

 

Package Tour includes : Transportation car or van, English Speaking Guide, Lunch, Entrance fee to all temples mentioned above, Accidental Insurance.


Private Tour Package Price  

Package for 2 Persons 1,999 Baht per person
Package for 3 Persons 1,999 Baht per person
Package for 4 Persons 1,999 Baht per person
Package for 6 Persons 1,999 Baht per person
Package for 8 Persons 1,999 Baht per person


** Private Tour (min. 2 persons) **