BKK-0018: Bangkok - Ayutthaya Go by BUS Return by Cruise
Visit “Ayutthaya Ancient City, World Heritage Site”
07:00 am. Check in at River City Shopping Complex – Sipraya Pier
07:30 am. Depart from Bangkok by air - conditioned coach to Ayutthaya province.
09:15 am. Arrive Ayutthaya the world heritage ancient city. Former capital of Thailand (B.E.1350 - 1767). Ayutthaya was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991, December 13.
Place to visit:
- WAT PHUTTHAISAWAN. The royal monastery where the white prang (Khmer-style pagoda), located in the middle of the ancient compound. This temple was built by King U-thong who was founder of Ayutthaya Kingdom. Located at the site where he first settled before establishing Ayutthaya as the capital city in 1350.
- WAT MAHATHAT, One of the most amazing Buddha’s head in the root of the Bodhi tree, also it was the royal monastery and served as the residence of the supreme monk in the early Ayutthaya period.
- WAT PHRA SRI SANPHET, The largest and the most important temple with in the Royal palace compound in Ayutthaya, and also it is the prototype of the Grand palace and temple of the emerald Buddha in Bangkok.
- VIHARA PHRA MONGKHON BOPHIT, Located next to WAT PHRA SRI SANPHET. There is a large bronze Buddha image which was originally enshrined in the open area outside the royal monastery and later covered by this chapel.
01:00 pm. Welcome on board to Grand Pearl Cruiser at WAT CHONG LOM (Pathum Thani province) for cruising back to Bangkok along the Chao Praya river. Superb buffet lunch which includes a delight variety of oriental and western cuisines will be served. The cruise passes through Nonthaburi pier, Koh Kret (Mon’s community) and local Thai villages.
03:00 pm. Coffee break will be served while you enjoy the enchanting sights along the river banks such as the Royal barges house, Thammasart University, The Royal Grand Palace, Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) etc.
04:00 pm. Arrive at the River City Pier Shopping Complex.
** Price is included : Air-conditioned coach with English speaking guide, all admission fees to the temples,
Thai and international lunch buffet on board, coffee break and refreshments.