Bangkok Trip - part 5

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ayutthaya Ancient Capital By Coach & Cruise (Lunch Included) Daily: 07.00 - 16.30 Hours. Price: Seat in Coach 1,700 Baht/Person Pick up by van from and back to Hotel

Nice view from coach

Bang Pa-In Summer Palace The Royal Palace at Bang Pa-in has a history dating back to the 17th century. The palace is perfectly decorated in harmony with traditional Chinese and Eurpean Style, and is still in use as a holiday destination for the Royal Family during the hot season.

Ayutthaya Ancient Capital
The Ancient City was the former Thai capital for 417 years. The city used to prosper being head of dominant empire and the centre of trade between the East and European countries, such as Britain, France and Holland.

Recenlty declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Historic Ayutthaya temples are scattered throughout this once magnificient city and along the surrounding rivers. River Sun Cruise has selected the highlights of the site for your visit including Wat Maha That, Wat Lokayasutharam and Wat Na Phra Mane.

Wat Na Phra Mane - See the most charming Buddha Image in Ayutthaya City

It's believed that Wat Na Phra Mane was built in 1504. When Ayutthaya was collapsed for the second time, all the Temples, Palaces and most of the City were destroyed, but Wat Na Phra Mane survived. Wat Na Phra Mane contains the most complete Works of Art from the Ayutthaya Period, especially the Image in the main shrine.

Wat Lokayasutharam

Wat Lokayasutharam is an abandoned temple and there is no absolute evidence that tells us which reign it was built in. None of the historical records or any chronicles have mentioned the period of construction. It is assumed that this temple was built in the Ayutthaya period. Perhaps it was abandoned after the fall of Ayutthaya to the invading Burmese in 2310 B.E.

Enjoying lunch on cruise

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