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Ayutthaya Tour by Grand Pearl Cruise

The ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, The Thai capital for 417 years, is one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in a city that was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong when the Thais were forced southwards by northern neighbors. During the period of Ayutthaya being the Thai capital, 33 Kings of different dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767.Ayutthaya is 76 kilometers north of Bangkok and boasts numerous magnificent ruins. Such ruins indicate that Ayutthaya was one of Indo – China’s most prosperous cities. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya a Historical Park, a vast stretch of historical site in the heart of Ayutthaya city, has been included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage since 13 December ,1991.Bang Pa-In is a small town, 58km (36mi) north of Bangkok by rail, 61km (38mi) by road. The place is famous for its Royal Palace compound, typically visited on tours from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. The palace, surrounded by a lake 400m (1312ft) long and 40m (131ft) wide, and the Wat Chumphon Nikayaram, were originally built by King Prasattong (reigned 1630-1655). Bang Pa-In was used as a country residence by every Ayutthaya monarch after King Prasattong, but when the new capital was established in Bangkok, Bang Pa-In was left unoccupied for 80 years. It was only during King Mongkut’s reign (1851-1868) that Bang Pa-In regained importance as a Royal residence. King Mongkut stayed there and had a new palace built. His son, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V, reigned 1868-1910) liked the place, stayed there every year and constructed the Royal Palace as it is seen today.

Fast Facts

Tour Departure Daily from Bangkok Hotels
Duration (approximate) 06:30-17:00 hrs
Transfer from/to hotel included Yes
Meals included Yes
Tour Type Join
Language English


06:30 Depart Bangkok to Ayutthaya, passing through many main parts of the Angel City. Along the way, you will see an agricultural country.
09:30 Arrive at the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, built during the Ayutthaya era. The palace is beautifully decorated in both traditional Chinese and European style. See the beautiful Aisawanthipaya- Art Pavillion, the unique Chinese- style hall with a vast collection of Thai, Chinese, and European artifacts, as well as many other outstanding monuments. The palace itself is a pretty garden with plenty of rare flowers.
10:30 Arrive at Ayutthaya, a World Heritage City and historic capital of Thailand. Visit Wat Mahatad, the royal monastery, served as the residence of supreme monk. Wat Phrasrisanphet, the largest and most important temple. It was used as a residential palace. and Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit, the large bronze Buddha image was originally enshrined in the open area outside the grand palace and late
12:30 Welcome aboard the Grand Pearl Cruise Liner at Wat Chong-lom Pier (Nonthaburi). Sumptuous buffet lunch with a choice of a variety of oriental and western cuisines will be served, while you may relax and enjoy the fascinating scenery on the River of Kings. The cruiser will then head towards Nontaburi, pass Koh Kred, The monn community before reaching Bangkok city. Coffee will be served while you enjoy the enchanting sights along the River banks such as the colorful Royal Barges House, Thammasart University, Siriraj hospital, The Royal Grand Palace and the graceful Temple of Dawn, with its magnificent 79 M. spire, Wat Kallayanamitr, one of the most renowed temples.
16:30 Arrive Bangkok and disembark at the RIVER CITY SHOPPING COMPLEX, and transfer you back to your hotel.
Join 1 pax 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-8 pax Remark: The rates are nett per 1 person in Thai Baht.
Prices 2200 2200 2200 2200

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