BKK-0025: Ayutthaya-Ancient Capital of Thailand (by Road)
Founded around 1350, Ayutthaya became the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. Throughout the centuries, the ideal location between China, India and the Malay Archipelago made Ayutthaya the trading capital of Asia and even the world. By 1700 Ayutthaya had become the largest city in the world with a total of 1 million inhabitants. Many international merchants set sail for Ayutthaya, from diverse regions as the Arab world, China, India, Japan, Portugal, the Netherlands and France. Merchants from Europe proclaimed Ayutthaya as the finest city they had ever seen. Dutch and French maps of the city show grandeur with gold-laden palaces, large ceremonies and a huge float of trading vessels from all over the world. All this came to a quick end when the Burmese invaded Ayutthaya in 1767 and almost completely burnt the city down to the ground.
- 06.00 Pickup from Hotel
- 07.30 Depart Bangkok for Ayuddhaya (76 Kilometer)
- 08.30 Arrive Bang Pa-in Palace: Originally, there was riverine island. when Prasat thong became the Ayuddhaya king (1630-1655) The palace contains five important buildings as follow.
- 10.00 Visit Wat Yai Chaimongkol: This temple is also called “Wat Chao Phraya Thai” It was built By King U-Thong in 1357 for meditation.
- 11.00 Wat Phra Si Sanphet: This is the most important temple within the Royal Palace compound and correspond to The Emerald Buddha temple in Bangkok’s Grand palace
- 12.00 Wat Mahathat or the “Monastery of the Great Relic” is Located on the city island in the central part of Ayuddhaya
- 13.30 Buffet Lunch At Tm Land Hotel
- 14.30 Depart from Ayuddhaya Back to Bangkok send to hotels around 16.00 PM