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Ayuthaya by Land

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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, covering 2,556 square kilometres, is located in the flat river plain of the Chao Phraya river valley. The presence of the Lop Buri and Pa Sak River make the province a major rice farming area.

Ayutthaya one of the major tourist attraction and was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. It was the capital of Thailand (then called Siam) for 417 years from 1350 until it was sacked by the Burmese army in 1767. During this era Ayutthaya had 33 kings of different dynasties ruling the kingdom This period of Thai (Siamese)history is now usually referred as the Ayutthaya period or Ayutthaya kingdom. The Bowring Treaty (1855), signed by King Mogkhut between Siam and Britain, was the first of its kind and successfully opened up Siam to Western influence and trade.

The ruins of the old capital in the Ayutthaya historical park are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and have been so since December 1991. The province is also home to the Bang Pa-in summer palace complex.

Originally named Krung Kao, the province was renamed to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya in 1919

Ayutthaya is 76 kilometres north of Bangkok and boasts numerous magnificent ruins. Such ruins indicate that Ayutthaya was one of Indo - Chinaเน‚โ‚ฌย™s most prosperous cities. There is Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park which is a vast stretch of historical site in the heart of Ayutthaya city.

There were three palaces in Ayutthaya: Grand Palace, Chantharakasem Palace or the Front Palace, and Wang Lang or the Rear Palace. In addition, there were many other palaces and buildings for royal visits located outside the city area of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, such as Bang Pa-In Palace at Amphoe Bang Pa-in and Nakhon Luang Building at Amphoe Nakhon Luang
 

Location
Ayutthaya Province. 

Itinerary
06.30 Pick up tourists from various points.
07.30 Departure from Bangkok to " Ayutthaya" or ancient city ( 1.30 hrs. )
08.30 Visit " Wat Phukhao Thong" this temple is located outside the city of Ayutthaya.It was built by king U-Tong in 1357 for meditation. in 1592,when king naresuan defeated the burmese crown prince,he commanded a large pagoda built at this temple to match the height pagoda.
09.30 Arrive Ayutthaya or ancient city ( the second catpital of Thailand ),visit the ancient palace and wat phra si sanphet whs the Thai capital for 417 years.and after visit "Viharn phra mongkok bopit" one of the largest bronze buddha's in Thailand.
12.00 Lunch at the restaurant is "Thai Food will be served.
13.00 Visit "Wat Lokayasutha" the image of reclining Buddha.
14.00 Visit "Summer Palace" the royal palace at Bang Pa In has a history dating back to the 17th century according to a chronicle of Ayutthaya,today the palace is used occasionally by their majesties king rama ix and queen sirikit as a residence and for receptions and banquests.
15.00 Leave from Ayutthaya to Bangkok.
16.30 Arrive in Bangkok & Transfer back to hotels 

Price
Period : Full Day Tour
Join group price (baht) : 1,200


Included
1.English speaking guide
2.Roundtrip transfer by minivan A/C
3.Lunch
4.Ticket entrance
 

Options on request
 

Things to bring
 

Note
Time & Program are subjected to change without notice due to unexpected circumstance 


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