We travel up north by private luxury minivan for approximately one hour to Bang Pa In in Ayutthaya province and visit Wat Niwet Thammaprawat. King Rama V had this temple constructed in the style of a European church. The stained glass windows and unusual architecture make it one of the most unique Buddhist temples in Thailand.
From here we continue by private long-tailed boat. It is a nice way to experience local life along Chao Phraya River with cool breeze, fresh air, and friendly people. The boat trip ends at Wat Phanan Choeng, a temple older than Ayutthaya itself with an impressive sitting Buddha, the largest in the province. Many Thai people come here during the weekend to worship the Buddha image for happiness and prosperity.
At lunch time we enjoy a delicious Thai meal at a local restaurant.
After that we travel back in time to see old Siam (former name of Thailand). Explore the Ayutthaya historical park, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Several impressive temple ruins dating from the time Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam can still be seen. Our tour guide will show you the temple ruins of Wat Mahathat, Wat Lokayasuttharam, and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (a royal temple similar to Wat Phra Keaw in Bangkok). Last but not least, outside of the historical park we visit Wat Chai Wattanaram, an impressive temple ruin built in Khmer (Cambodian) style.
This private tour from Bangkok is organised exclusively for you, no others will join.