This canalside village has become a popular destination for city folk who seek out its quintessentially 'Thai' setting. This urban influx has sparked a few signs of gentrification, but the canals, old wooden buildings, atmospheric cafes and quaint waterborne traffic still retain heaps of charm.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Bangkok And Transfer To Ayutthaya
Meet your private guide at the lobby of your hotel and depart to Bang Pa In. Visit the former summer palace of Thai royalties, Bang Pa In Palace then continue to Ayutthaya by motorized long-tail boat. Disembark at Wat Panan Choeng and continue by van to visit Wat Yai Chaimongkol. After lunch, visit some of the outstanding historical sites, such as Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Phra Si Sanpeth, and Wat Phra Mahathat. Also included is a visit to the interesting Boat Museum. Dinner and overnight at Kantary Ayutthaya Hotel.
Wat Chaiwatthanaram lies on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, south west of the old city of Ayutthaya . It is a large compound part of Ayutthaya Historical Park ; however...
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Day 2: Ayutthaya To Sukhothai
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Khampheng Phet (290 km). Visit Khampheng Phet National Museum (closed on MON & TUE) or the Khampheng Phet Province Museum. Tour Khampheng Phet Historical Park (Aranyik & Khampheng Phet area). Upon arrival in Sukhothai, visit Wat Si Chum, and then continue on back-roads local style on an ox-cart, passing rice fields and rural homes to Wat Chang Lom. Dinner and overnight at The Sukhothai Treasure Resort or similar.
Travel from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai
Train to Bangkok Don Muang, fly to Phitsanulok, line 829 bus
Train to Bangkok, fly to Sukhothai
Train, line 829 bus
Day 3: Sukhothai
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the morning touring the Sukhothai Historical Park on bicycle (if you do not wish to ride a bicycle, our van will take you to the various sites instead). Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Sangkhalok Museum and if you wish, continue sightseeing of the sites in the historical park (Wat Saphan Hin, Wat Chetupon). Alternatively, spend the remainder of the afternoon relaxing at your resort’s pool and garden. Dinner and overnight at Sukhothai Treasure Resort or similar.
Here is where the Thai Nation has its roots. A beautiful place whithin great nature, easy to get around by bicycle. Suggest to stay at least one full day. For history freaks I...
Day 4: Departure
Breakfast at the resort. Excursion to Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Celadon Kiln Site Study and Conservation Centre. Lunch at Gaeng Luang Restaurant. Return to Sukhothai airport for a late afternoon flight back to Bangkok (airfare is not included in package price).