Ayutthaya

11 hours | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | L C 1 - 1 2 5
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Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

In order to discover any country, you must learn about its history. In Thailand, the ruined city of Ayutthaya is a must for any visitor. The magnificent ruins afford a glimpse of the original island city of moats, palaces, and grand temples with rows of enigmatic stone Buddhas. Once known as the "Venice of the East", its pagodas and palaces were much admired by ancient explorers.

After boarding your motorcoach at the pier and a drive through the tropical countryside, passing tapioca fields, rural towns and villages, you will first visit the beautiful and important 200-year-old Bang Pa-In Summer Palace with its eclectic blend of Thai, European and Chinese influences. The palace consists of five imposing buildings: a delightful Thai-style pavilion standing in the middle of an artificial lake, a two-story pavilion built in European style that serves as a hall for state ceremonies, a pavilion formerly used as a residence during the high-water season, a Chinese-style pavilion where the court generally resided during the rainy and cool season, and an observatory on a small island commanding wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.

Then a drive to the town of Ayutthaya and visit the Yaichaimongkol Temple; a perfect photo opportunity. The temple was built by King U-Thong in 1357 for meditation. The massive ruined pagoda can be seen from a great distance.

Drive to a nearby local restaurant before enjoying an international/Thai buffet lunch. Next you will be amazed with your visit to the Mahathat Temple, where the Buddha's head cased in fig tree roots. This is the world famous and familiar sight appearing on many world travel magazines.

Last but not least a final visit to Phra Srisanpej and the ruined Royal Palace, The location of the former capital of Thailand. Learn how we have moved the capital city further down the river to Bangkok before returning to the pier.

Special Notes:

The drive between Laem Chabang and Ayutthaya is approximately 3 hours each way.

Suitable attire is required for palace and temple visits. Shorts are not permitted. Women must have their shoulders and knees covered. Turtleneck shirts for men are not allowed. Wear comfortable low-heeled, closed-toe (no open toes or heels) walking shoes. Footwear must be removed before entering temples.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship and drive to Bang Pa-In Royal Summer Palace in Ayutthaya

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
03:00
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
5
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
9
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Depart Bang Pa-In & a coach to visit Yai Chaimongkol temple

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Buffet lunch at a local restaurant

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Visit Mahathat Temple

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:40
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Visit Phra Srisanpej & the old Royal Palace (ruined)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
03:00
Wheelchair accessible:
No