Bangkok - Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya’s glorious Wats
Around 50 miles north of Bangkok, proudly stands Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. On your way from Bangkok, you will visit the Summer Palace, commonly known as Bang Pa-In, an impressive architectural blend of East and West dating back to the 17th century. You will then explore the glorious ruins of Ayutthaya, which bring back to life the early splendor of the city destroyed by the Burmese army in 1767. During your visit you will stroll around the most impressive remains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site: Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a royal temple during Ayutthaya's glory days, and Wat Mahathat, where embedded in the roots of a tree, hides the head of Buddha.
Longtail boat cruise around Ayutthaya Island
Ayutthaya and its myriad temples are the ideal place to discover across the water aboard a longtail boat. From scenes of daily life on the riverbanks to temples such as Wat Phanan Choeng or picturesque and scenic Wat Chai Wattanaram which have made the history of Ayutthaya, you can get an initial insight into life today in Ayutthaya along the river. But also imagine what it looked like a long time ago, during the golden age of Ayutthaya.
It's a smooth initial contact with the city, preparing those of you who so desire to discover the heart of this Unesco site.
In the late afternoon, you will travel to the railway station of Ayutthaya. You will then board the night train to Chiang Mai. A local but comfortable experience in perspective for unforgettable family memories.
Overnight in the train Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai (2nd class with air-conditioning) without a guide
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Breakfast Dinner Accommodation Train Cruise/Boat