Bangkok – Ayuthaya Capital

Destination: Hanoi – Bangkok – Ancient Capital Ayuthaya – Kanchanaburi
Duration: 05 days/ 04 night

Day 01: Hanoi – Bangkok (Dinner)

Morning flight to Bangkok. Pick up with local guide and private driver at international airport in Bangkok. Transfer to the city. Visit Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha: this Bangkok landmark, which feature some of the most spectacular architecture in South East Asia, should be the first place on your visit. The palace, begun in 1782, consists of several building with highly decorated architectural details. The magnificent Royal chapel, Wat Phra Kaeo, which is in the same compound, house the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.

Day 02: City Temples and River (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Wat Trimit - famous for Golden Buddha, is constructed during the Sukhothai period. It is the image of solid gold with three meters high and weighs five and a half tons. Visit Wat Pho - the world famous temple and one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temple. Visit the Marble Temple – the wellknown because of its main building constructed during the reign of King Rama V. Ubosot (chapel) considered “the perfect architecture of Thai arts” and was built from Italian marble. It is a four-sided structure with a four-tiered roof and a corridor in the back. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, take a long tail boat along the Chao Phraya River and the canals to visit Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) with Khmer-style. Wat Arun was restored during brief Thon Buri period to be the Royal Chapel of King Taksin. Then visit National Museum of the Royal Barge used only by the King and the Royal family when they traveled. The ceremony of Royal travel by water has been a tradition since the Ayuttaya period. Free for Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.

Day 03: City Temples and River (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Ayuthaya, an ancient capital and modern city in the Central Plains of Thailand, 85 km north of Bangkok. On arrival, visit Summer Palace, Wat Yai Chaimongkon - constructed in the reign of King U-Thong, features a large reclining Buddha in saffron robes in its own ruined wiharn, and, most spectacularly, a huge chedi swathed in golden cloth set in a courtyard which is lined by Buddha images all wearing saffron robes. Wat Prasri San Phet : housed a 16 m high Buddha covered with 340 kg of gold, but the Burmese set fire to the statue to melt the gold and destroyed the temple in the process. Wat Pramongkol Bopit - a large bronze cast Buddha image, originally enshrined outside the Grand Palace to the east, but it was later transferred to the current location and covered with a Mondop. Welcome on board The Cruise at Wat Chong Lom pier. Lunch on board with Thai and International Buffet. Coffee break time. Departure from the pier and Arrival at River City Pier. Transfer back to hotel. Free for dinner. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.

Day 04: Kanchanaburi Tour (breakfast, lunch)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit The Jeath War: this enclave in the riverside precincts of Wat Chaichumphon has been constructed largely in the form of an allied prisoner of war camp. The name “Jeath” is derived from Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland. Visit The Bridge over the River Kwai International famous - the black iron bridge brought from Java by the Japanese Army and reassembled under Japanese supervision by allied war prisoner as part of the “Death Railway” linking Thailand with Myanmar. Train Ride for 01 hour (Kanchanaburi Station-Wang Pho Station). Lunch at restaurant. After lunch visit Tiger Temple then return to Bangkok. Free for dinner. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.

Day 05: Bangkok – Departure: (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel. Free for shopping untill departure.