Ayutthaya by Car with Lunch on board Private Rice Barge

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

tour highlights

· Visit the ancient capital of Ayuthaya with its wonderful Buddha images and temples
· Enjoy lunch onboard your private rice barge
· Discover the former Royal Summer Palace at Bang-pa-In

    tour details

    For a more private tour than the large cruise boats coming from Bangkok, we have created a day tour to the ancient capital of Ayuthaya and Summer Palace of Bang – Pa-In, which includes lunch onboard your own private rice barge.

    tour description

    For a more private tour than the large cruise boats coming from Bangkok, we have created a day tour to the ancient capital of Ayuthaya and Summer Palace of Bang - Pa -In, which includes lunch onboard your own private ricebarge.

    Among the "must see" attractions in Thailand is a visit to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand situated 76 kilometers north of Bangkok. The Thai capital for 417 years, Ayutthaya is one of Thailand's major attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in the city, which was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. 33 kings of 5 dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767.

    During this day trip you will visit the principal sights: Wat Sri Sanphet - this important and outstanding monastery was used as a residential palace in the reign of King Ramathibodi I. Wat Phananchoeng or Wat Mahathad: Wat Phananchoeng existed before Ayutthaya was founded as the capital. The principal 19 metres high Buddha image is made of stucco and is the most revered by the inhabitants of Ayutthaya. Wat Mahathad with its iconic Buddha head entwined in the roots of a tree is among the most photographed sites in Ayutthaya. Built during the 14th century, the temple was an important venue for Royal ceremonies and later destroyed during the Burmese invasion in 1767, who also vandalized many Buddha images by cutting off their heads. Wat Yai Chaimongkhol: The chedi at this monastery is among the largest in Ayutthaya and was built by King Naresuan (1590-1605). There are many Buddha images and a beautiful garden behind this chedi.

    At the end of the visit you will enjoy a lunch on a rice barge transformed into a floating restaurant, with a 1.5 hrs cruise to discover the magnificent remains of the ancient city along the riverbanks.

    Continue to Bang-Pa-In, the former Royal Summer Residence, which represents a fine example of Thai architecture before returning back to Bangkok in your car.

    includes

    Transfer
    VIP Guide
    Lunch on board
    Admission Fee
      Tour code: BKKDBARB

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