AYUTTHAYA FULL DAY TOUR WITH LUNCH
Visit one of the oldest capitals of Thailand. Include the importance and highlight temples of Ayutthaya
After enjoying breakfast this morning you will leave for Ayutthaya, one of the oldest capitals in Thailand. Your guide will pick you up at 08:00 and tell you some of the most fascinating historical details of the city while being transported for 1 hour (80 kilometers) north of Bangkok.
Ayutthaya or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya highlighted as the second Siam capital from 1350 to 1767. Despite having been sacked during the 18th century the surviving ruins stand out as testament to the ancient splendor of this once magnificent city.
You will begin your excursion at Wat Lokayasutharam to see the largest reclining Buddha of Ayutthaya with 8 meters high and 42 meters long. The Buddha image was made of brick and covered with plaster.
Next you will visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet, an ancient royal temple that was inside the palace grounds. The grounds surrounding the temple once housed a 52-foot Buddha statue covered with 550 pounds of gold, which was stolen and cast by the invading forces.
Continue to Wat Mahathat, a classic temple ruin of Ayutthaya and famous for the picturesque Buddha head engulfed by the Bodhi tree roots. The foundation size and the remaining prangs and towers attest the significance during its time.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant
After lunch visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a magnificently restored temple located on the west banks of the Chao Phraya River before return to you hotel in Bangkok.
- Lunch at local restaurant
- English speaking guide
- Private vehicle