Tour Duration: 9 hours
The Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya or Ayutthaya in short, is one of Thailand’s historical and majestic highlights. Serving as the Thai capital for 417 years (1350 1767: Kingdom of Ayutthaya), it was once glorified as one of the biggest cities in the world a Southeast Asia center for civilizations. During the 17th century, most foreign visitors to Ayutthaya, traders or diplomats alike, claimed Ayutthaya to be the most illustrious and glittering city that they had ever visited. The map of Ayutthaya published in 1691 by Simon de la Loubre in Du Royaume De Siam is proof of such recognition.
Depart Bangkok by air-conditioned van to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Ayutthaya was founded in the 14th Century by the Thais of the lower Chao Phraya River plain, and it soon became the dominant city-state. Its kings annexed Sukhothai in the 15th Century, and made Ayutthaya the largest city in South East Asia, deeply impressing the Europeans who began to trade with them in the 16th Century. The city was sacked and burnt by the Burmese in 1767, leading to the foundation of a new capital, Bangkok, after the Burmese had been driven out.
The principal sights are the three ancient pagodas at Wat Phra Srisanpetch, which was burnt by the Burmese over 200 years ago and Wat Mahathad. Another way to discover Ayuthya history is by elephant riding into the old city.
7:15am – Group assembly at hotel lobby
7:30am – Transfer from hotel
9:45am – Tour at Ayuthaya, visit temples
11:45am – Transfer to local pier
12:45pm – Board Cruise
1:00pm – Lunch and Cruise Back To Hotel
4:30pm – Arrive back to hotel
What To Bring:
- Spending Money (In Case Of Souvenir Purchase)