For the excursion, we have arranged a trip to Ayutthaya. You will get to explore various famous temples such as, Wat Mahathat as Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, as well as Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. After visiting the old capital, you can enjoy an international lunch buffet while appreciating the scenery along the Chao Phraya River bank on the way back to Bangkok. As you approach the city, the major cultural attractions including the Royal Palace, the Temple of Emerald Buddha and the Temple of Dawn are right along the river, marking the end of an unforgettable trip.

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace

Phra Mongkol Bopit temple

Mahathat temple

Phra Si Sanphet Temple

Phra Mongkol Bopit temple

Temple Ruin

Excursion program

Ayutthaya River Cruise Day Tour with the famous White Orchid River Cruise

As described by the tour company,
“Thailand, the land of smiles, is a nation with a long history spanning over 1,000 years. Before Bangkok, the provinces of Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, and Thonburi, respectively, were the capitals of the country. Ayutthaya Old City of Thailand, in particular, was a flourishing and prosperous capital. It remained an important city in Thailand for 417 years and during this period an abundance of palaces and temples were constructed as a token of its economic success. The ruins of temples and palaces of Ayutthaya, whether naturally worn by time or destroyed by activities of war, are a reflection of a golden and glorious past. Throughout the trip, expert guides explain the history and legends of the respective sights, insuring a priceless visit for the tourist. The various sights have been carefully chosen for the visitor to make a comparative study of the past, the present and the natural beauty of Thailand’s countryside, making the visit an unforgettable experience. It is undoubtedly a complete program that combines what visitors want to know, touch, an record in memory not only through pictures of Thailand’s beauty but by experience, while at the same time being able to unwind.”

The highlights of the Ayutthaya trip include Bang Pa-In Summer palace, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Viharn Phra Mongkon Bopit and Wat Nah Pramane, which will offer you the full ranges of experience from palaces to temples, from the glory that was reduced to ruins to places in perfect condition with all its splendours.

After the trip to the old capital, on the way back to Bangkok, you will get to enjoy delicious inter national buffer lunch on the luxury 400-passenger White Orchid River Cruise while watching the lives and scenery along the Chao Phraya River banks go by. Upon approaching Bangkok, you can appreciate different perspectives of various Bangkok landmarks including the Royal Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, all from the deck with fresh tropical air or from within the air-conditioned passenger compartment, up to your liking.

Tentative schedule  Friday, 1st May 2015

7.00 am Pick up from KU Home, Bangkok.
8.00 am Depart for Ayutthaya with White Orchid Cruise’s coach.
9.00 am Arrive at Bang Pa-In Summer palace.
10.30 am Visit other attractions in Ayutthaya including Wat Maha That, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Phra Mongkon Bopit and Wat Na Phra mane.
1.30 pm Depart for Bangkok from a traditional Thai style pier at Wat Chong Lom with White Orchid River Cruise. Enjoy International buffet as well as the scenery along the Chao Phraya River bank.
5.30 pm Arrive at KU Home, Bangkok.
Notes: Please do not wear shorts, sandals or no-sleeves