Ayutthaya Ancient Temples Tour from Bangkok by Road (SHA Plus)

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Escape Bangkok for the day and journey to the Ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Visit UNESCO-listed temples which contains important artifacts from the kingdom's 417-year history. - Take a daytrip to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand - Visit the remarkable Bang Pa-In Summer Palace - Explore ancient ruins of monasteries, Buddhist temples and palaces - Marvel at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and the royal palace grounds - Journey to Wat Mahathat, one of the oldest and most significant temples

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Bang Pa In Palace

08:30 : Arrive Bang Pa-in Palace.Orginally, there was riverine island, when Prasat Thong became the Ayuttha King (1630 - 1655). The palace contains five important building as follow

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Historic City of Ayutthaya

10:00 : Visit Wat Yai Chaimongkol, This temple is also called "Wat Chao Phraya Thai". It was built by King U-Thong in 1357 for meditation. The central pagoda built under King Naresuan at the end of the 16th century was tall enough to outshine the Burmese-built Phu Khao Thong temple

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

10:00 : Visit Wat Yai Chaimongkol, This temple is also called "Wat Chao Phraya Thai". It was built by King U-Thong in 1357 for meditation. The central pagoda built under King Naresuan at the end of the 16th century was tall enough to outshine the Burmese-built Phu Khao Thong temple

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet This monastery was the most important temple of Ayutthaya and situated within the Grand Palace grounds. It served as a model for the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)

11:00 : Wat Lokayasutharam had Phra Noon (Reclining Buddha) the important feature is a huge reclining Buddha image. The other two ancient temple, as well as the ruined site also surround the compound area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Mahathat

12:00- Wat Maha That: Also known as “Monastery of Great Relic “.It was the center of Buddhism in the Ayutthaya Kingdom Burmese put it on fire. A Buddha head entwined within the roots of a tree is one of the most recognizable image in temple. Wat Na Phra Men or “The Monastery in Front of the Funeral Pyre”. The crowned Buddha the most important Buddha image. The crowned image sits in the Subduing Mara posture and measures 6 m high and 4.50 m in width across the lap. The image was cast of metal and covered with gold leaf. The peculiars of Phra Buddha are that the image is attired in royal dress complete with crown, earrings, necklace, chest and arm ornament. 14:30-Depart from Ayutthaya. 16:00- Arrive Bangkok and transfer you back to your hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes
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