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Bang Pa-in Summer Palace:
A few miles down the Maenam Chao Phraya from Ayutthaya is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. The site was first used by the royal court as a summer retreat in the 17th century. However, the Palace was destroyed with the fall of Kingdom of Ayutthaya and was restored by King Rama IV in the mid-19th century. Most of the buildings that exist today date from the reign of King Rama V, who regularly spent his summers there. The structures represent a variety of architectural styles, set in a large park around ponds and waterways. The only royal residence open to the public is the Chinese-style Wehat Chamroon Palace, constructed entirely of materials imported from China. In addition, there is an Italian-style palace, a circular pavilion with steps leading down to a pool, the graceful Thai-style Aisawan Tippaya Asna Pavilion in the middle of a lake, and, across one of the waterways, a Buddhist chapel in the neo-Gothic style with stained-glass windows. Scattered around the extensive gardens are European statues as well as monuments ordered to be built by King Rama V in memory of members of his family, one of them a much-loved Queen who drowned in a boating accident.
Ayutthaya Historical Park:
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya's historic temples are scattered throughout this once magnificent city and along the encircling rivers. Several of the more central ruins Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Na Phra Meru, Wat Thammikarat, Wat Ratburana and Wat Phra Mahathat can be visited on foot.
Grand Pearl Cruise:
A five-star pleasure yacht equipped with state of the large sea ship including damage art accessories. The hull structure is designed with top technology of the large sea ship including damage control system and life accessories. With expert captains and security men system will allow all passengers ensured of the top smooth and pleasure on board along the waterways.
Hotel Pickup in Bangkok; Fee Entrance; Local Licensed Guide-English, Italian, German, French, Japanese; Private Transportation; Join Cruise back to Bangkok with on board lunch.
Personal Expense, Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Pickup time at 7:00am.
7:00am Depart Bangkok by private air-conditioned vehicle to visit Ayutthaya Ancient Capital.
9:00am Arrive Bang Pa-In Summer Place, previously lived by many Thai monarchs from 17th century. Bang Pa-In has a captivating collection of marvelous pavilions in a variety of Thai, Chinese, Italian and Victorian architectural styles, encircled by lush beautiful gardens and lake.
11:00am Arrive Ayutthaya one of the world heritage cities. Visit Wat Phrasrisanphet, the largest temple in Ayutthaya that was built in 14th century and use as the Royal Temple-cum-palace by several kings, Viharn Phra Monkol Bopit, Wat Chai Wattanaram constructed by King Prasathong in 1630.
1:00pm Welcome onboard the luxurious cruiser “Grand Pearl” at Wat Potangtai Pier near Bangsai (the royal folk arts and handicrafts center). Superb buffet lunch which includes a delightful variety of oriental and western cuisines will be served. In the meantime, you will relax and enjoy the fascinating scenery on the River of Kings. The boat will pass Pathumthani and Nonthaburi province before reaching BANGKOK CITY.
3:00pm Coffee break will be served while you enjoy the enchanting sight along the river banks such as the Royal Barges, Thammasart University, the Royal Grand Palace and the graceful Temple Of Dawn.
4:30pm Arrive at the River City Shopping Complex Pier.
Tour required minimum of 2 passengers to operate. Maximum 6 passengers.
Guest must call to reconfirm tour within 48 hours.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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