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Thai Historic Trail Package

 

We expertize in customizing comfortable, private, exploring trip in the Kingdom of Thailand and Indochina

 

6 Days in Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Sukhothai

Price starts at USD 813/person for group of 4 (twin sharing at 4 stars hotel) 

Enjoy beauty of the Kingdom of Thailand. Travel back in time to study engrossing, fictional Thai history.

- Bangkok

     - Grand Palace

     - The temple of Emerald Buddha

     - The Old Palace

     - Koh Rattanakosin

     - Cruise dinner along Chaophraya river

Sukhothai Historical Park (UNESCO World Heritage)

- Sri Sachanalai Historical Park (UNESCO World Heritage)

- Ayutthaya Historical Park (UNESCO World Heritage)

- Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

- Enjoy the Klong Larn Waterfall

- Cruise from Ayutthaya to Bangkok

 

                

 

Day 1: (-, L, D)

Morning

Grand Palace and The temple of Emerald Buddha

The Grand Palace has an area of 218,400 sq. meters and is surrounded by walls built in 1782. Within these walls, situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences.

Grand Palace and The Temple of Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand

 

When Siam (Thailand) restored law and order after the fall of Ayutthaya (the previous capital of Siam), the monarch lived in Thonburi, which is on the west side of the Chaophraya River. King Rama I, on ascending the throne, moved the center of administration to this side of the Chao Phraya river and, after erecting public monuments such as fortifications and monasteries, built a palace to serve not only as his residence but also as his offices--the various ministries, only one of which remains in the palace.

This palace came to be known as the Grand Palace, in which the earliest edifices contemporary with the foundation of Bangkok were the two groups of residences named the Dusit Maha Prasat and the Phra Maha Monthian. 

 

    Grand Palace and The Temple of Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand
  

  

Afternoon: The Old Palace (Thonburi Royal Palace), Koh Rattanakosin

Siam (Thailand) has been taken over by Burma in 1767 A.D. Just a year later, King Taksin the Great has taken Siam back and established Thonburi as the new capital of Siam. The Old Palace was built next to the Temple of Dawn, together with the renovation of Pom Vichaiyen (Vichaiyen Fortress) at the bend of Chaophraya River where any possible attack can be clearly observed. The Old Palace has served as the Royal Palace throughout his reign for 15 years. It is now the Headquarter of Royal Thai Navy.

 

  Old Palace, Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Pom Mahakarn: One of the fourteen fortresses built by the order of King Rama I to guard Bangkok from any possible attack. There are now only two fortresses left to be seen.

 

Old Fortress, Bangkok, Thailand

 


Strolling a bit further, you will visit Ban Batr Community. The historic community is famous for making monk’s alms-bowl for a living. Though there are not as many families doing so as the previous time. It is still worth visiting to learn and feel how the Thai made a living and how the community bind together and depend on each other.

 

Ban Batr Community, Bangkok         Giant Swing

 

Not so far away, stands the 'Thai historic' Giant Swing. It was originally constructed in 1784 A.D. in front of Devasathan Shrine by King Rama I. During the reign of King Rama II, The Giant Swing Ceremony was discontinued as lightning had structurally damage the Giant Swing. In 1920 it was renovated and moved to the current location in order to make space for a gas plant. The ceremony was again performed until 1935, when it was discontinued later after several fatal accidents.

In 2005, the Giant Swing, together with Wat Suthat, was suggested as a future UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dinner: Cruise Dinner along Chaophraya River

 

The Temple of Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Day 2 Morning: (B, L, D)

Travel to Sukhothai  

Afternoon: Visit the Historic Town of The Sukhothai Kingdom which was an early kingdom (before Ayuthaya) in the area around the city Sukhothai, in north central Thailand. The Kingdom was the first Independence Thai Kingdom. It existed from 1238 A.D. till 1438 A.D. It is in ruins and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage historical park in 1991.

 

Sukhothai Historical Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thailand

 

Day 3 Morning: (B, L, D)

Travel to Sri Sachanalai

 

Sri Sachanalai Historical Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thailand

Afternoon:  Visit Sri Sachanalai Historical Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage historical park in 1991, together with Sukhothai Historical Park.

Sri Sachanalai was considered the ‘second’ capital of Sukhothai Kingdom. It is famous for its unique glazed pottery, which it served as the main supplier of the pottery to the then new capital, Ayutthaya

 

       

 

Day 4 Morning: (B, L, D)

Travel to Klong Larn Waterfall, Kampaengpetch

Klong Larn, Waterfall, Kampaengpetch, Thailand

 

Afternoon: Travel to Ayutthaya

Historic City of Ayutthaya “The Second capital of Kingdom of Siam” (World Heritage)

Founded 1350 A.D., Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendor.

 

Golden Mount, Ayutthaya Thailand       Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Ayutthaya, World Heritage UNESCO

 

Dinner: by the Chaophraya River

 

Day 5 Morning: (B, L, D)

Explore the Historic City of Ayutthaya

It is estimated that Ayutthaya had a population of about 1,000,000 around 1700 CE, making it one of the world's largest cities at that time. In 1767, the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, resulting in the collapse of the kingdom. The Ayutthaya historical park is the ruins of the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam. It is recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Ayutthaya, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thailand

 

Afternoon: Ayutthaya National Museum (Chao Sam Phraya National Museum)

The Chao Sam Phraya National Museum in Ayutthaya is the second largest museum in Thailand. Opened in 1970, its comprehensive collection of historic Thai religious art and artifacts makes it a must see in Ayutthaya.

The collections are primarily from the Ayutthaya period and include impressive antique bronze Buddha images, carved panels, religious objects, and other local artifacts. Many of the antiques are made of gold and decorated with precious jewels.

Of special note is a receptacle in the Thai Pavilion that contains relics of the Buddha.

 

Ayutthaya National Museum, Thailand        Ayutthaya National Museum, Thailand

Day 6 Morning:(B, L, -)

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside Ayutthaya Island. It is one of Ayutthaya's best-known temples and a major tourist attraction.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram was a royal temple where the king and his successors performed religious ceremonies. Princes and princess were cremated here, including King Boromakot's son Chaofa Thammathibet

 

Wat Chaiwattanaram, Ayutthaya, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thailand

 

Lunch: on the Chaophraya River Cruise back to Bangkok (joined tour)

 

 

 

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