one day trip to Bang Pa-In summer palace and Ayuthaya
We leave Bangkok heading north to Ayuthaya-- the longest capital being of Siam and by the UNESCO, the world
heritage honored from Thailand.
We visit the
Bang Pa-In summer palace
. King Chulalongkorn of Siam (1868-1910) ordered the rebuilt on the same
site of the palace which was totally destroyed during the fall of Ayuthaya in 1767. Many western style architectures
were built in this Thai palace as a strategic policy to keep Siam independent during the aggressive colonization
period. Beautiful landscape awaits to be taken photos by visitors.
We continue on a
long tailed boat along the Chaophraya river
to Wat Panachueng, the famous temple among Thais
and Chineses, which is older than the Ayuthaya capital itself. The scenic thai houses and Ayuthaya lifestyle can be
seen during the boat trip.
, we pay respect to Luang Por To, the biggest sitting Buddha image of Ayuthaya. We can
witness how the Thais and the Chineses do the wishes and the offering as it might be several hundred years ago.
in a hotel/restaurant in Ayuthaya
We visit the ruins of
Once it was the center of the monk in town during Ayuthaya period. The main
Prang (Buddhist memorial in Khmer style) was as high as 25 meters before it collapse down. In 1957, officers from
the department of fine art excavated the temple and recovered many artifacts which are later kept in the Chao Sam
Phraya national museum. For tourists, the most impressive scene which can be seen more often on postcard is the
sandstone head of buddha image being dropped and being protected by roots of the Ficus on this temple ground.
Chao Sam Phraya national museum
to see the sample of the Ayuthaya golden art works which were
recovered from many important temples especially from wat Mahatat and wat Rachaburana.
wat Phra Sri Sanpet,
the temple in the ancient palace of Ayuthaya. The plan of this ancient palace and the
temple gives the idea to develop the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha temple in Bangkok. We walk around
and learn the story of Ayuthaya from the properous period till its fall.
We leave Ayuthaya back to Bangkok
We arrive Bangkok safely with load of impression.