Ayutthaya World Heritage the Former Capital of Thailand
Full Day Tour
TOUR CODE : HTA031


The Thai capital for 417 years, Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in a city that was founded in 1350 by King U Thong when the Thais were forced southwards by northern neighbors. During the period of Ayutthaya being the Thai capital, 33 Kings of different dynasties ruled the Kingdom until the Burmese sacked it in 1767. Ayutthaya, the city of enchantment is 76 km. North of Bangkok and boasts numerous magnificent ruins, Such ruins indicate that Ayutthaya was one of Indo - China most prosperous cities. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, a vast stretch of historical site in the heart of Ayutthaya City, has been included in UNESCO is list of world heritage since December 13, 1991.

Phananchoeng Temple, this monastery has no record as to its date of construction or the person causing its construction. It existed before Ayutthaya was founded as the capital. The principal image in the Wihan called Phrachao Phananchoeng was built in A.D. 1325, it is a golden Buddha of 19 meters high made of stucco in the attitude of Subduing Evil, considered beautiful, it is the most revered by the inhabitants of Ayutthaya.

Yai Chai Mongkhon Temple, It was built by King U Thong in 1357 for meditation. In 1592 when King Naresuan defeated Burmese by killing the Burmese Crown Prince in single-handed combat on elephants, he constructed the temple is large pagoda to match the high pagoda at Chedi Phu Khao Thong which had purportedly been build by the Burmese.

Phra Sri Sanphet Temple, This important and most outstanding monastery is located in Grand Palace compound like Wat Phra Kaeo of Bangkok. Used as a residential palace, in 1500 a 16 meters high standing Buddha was cast by King Ramathipodi II. The image was covered with gold weighing some 170 kg. But destroying the in 1767, the Burmese set fire to the image to melt off the gold, completely image and the temple. Nearby are three Ceylonese style chedis built during the 15th century to enshrine the ashes of three Ayutthayan Kings. These were renovated in 1956.


Phra Maha That Temple, It was built by King Ramesusn in 1384. The major construction was the high pagoda, or prang which was destroye by Burmese invaders. When the government undertook to restore all Ayutthaya ruins in 1956, the Fine Arts Department excavated the pagoda and found a buried treasure chest containing many valuables. Among objects discovered were a relic of Lord Buddha, placed inside a golden casket, several golden Buddha images in different sizes and many other objects in gold, ruby and crystal.

Chaiwatthanaram Temple, A beautiful example of Ayutthaya architectural style on the bank of The Chao Phraya, and was built under the command of King Prasat Thong. Though it was razed in the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767, The great beauty has been reflected from the main stupa and its satellite stupas along the gallery, an architecture influenced by Khmer. The existing main Prang and Pagodas around the corners are still in good shape.

Bang Pa-In Palace Originally, Bang Pa-In was a reverine island. Built as a palace on a lake in the middle of the island by King Prasat Thong (1630-1655). It was used as a country residence by every Ayutthayan monarch after King Prasat Thong until the new capital was established in Bangkok. It was left unoccupied for 80 years until King Mongkut had a house built in the old palace is compound. King Chulalongkorn constructed The Royal Palace as it is seen today.

 
 Tour Schedule
Ayutthaya World Heritage the Former Capital of Thailand
At 08.30 am, our tour guide in purple and navy blue uniform will meet and greet at the hotel lobby. Depart hotel to Ayutthaya World Heritage the former capital of Thailand, located 71 km. North of Thailand. Visit Bang Pa-In, The Royal Summer Palace was used as a country residence by every Ayutthayan monarch and was left unoccupied for 80 years when the new capital was established in Bangkok. In 1868-1910, the Palace was constructed by order of King Chulalongkorn as it is now seen today.

Take a private long-tailed boat ride to visit Phananchoeng Temple, this monastery has no record as to its date of construction or the person causing its construction. It existed before Ayutthaya was founded as the capital. Yai Chai Mongkhon Temple, it was built by King U Thong in 1357 for meditation. In 1592 when King Naresuan defeated Burmese by killing the Burmese Crown Prince in single-handed combat on elephants, he constructed the temple is large pagoda to match the high pagoda at Chedi Phu Khao Thong which had purportedly been build by the Burmese.

Visit Phra Sri Sanphet Temple, the most important temple within The Royal Palace compound and corresponds to The Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok is Grand Palace, Phra Maha That Temple was built by King Ramesusn in 1384. The major construction was the high pagoda, or prang which was destroyed by Burmese invaders. When the government undertook to restore all Ayutthaya ruins in 1956, the Fine Arts Department excavated the pagoda and found a buried treasure chest containing many valuables. Chaiwatthanaram Temple, this monastery is located on the bank of The Chao Phraya River to the west of the city island. It was built by the Royal command of King Prasat Thong. The existing main Prang and Pagodas around the corners are still in good shape. Back to Bangkok and transfer to the hotel.

Tour Rate:
1 Person: Baht   8,500 
2 Persons: Baht 4,825 each

3-4 Persons: Baht 4,100 each
5-12 Persons: Baht 3,300 each

The rate mentioned is based on English speaking tour guide, others language will be at the surcharge of Baht 2,500 per tour.

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Tour Includes:
- Welcome Garland
- Natural Mineral Water and Cold Towel
- Private Car
- Transportation
- Travel Insurance Certificate
- Reliable First Class Services
- Exclusive Professional Tour Guide
- Admission Fees

Tour Excludes
- Alcoholic Drinks and Meals (Lunch)
- Extra Transportation

Dress Code:
- Respectful dress is required at the Palace. Mini-skirts and shorts are not allowed.
- Lady's need to cover the shoulders.
- Footwear: Sandals are acceptable
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