Depart for a 1.5-hour drive through Bangkok's rural outskirts to Ayutthaya History Park. Begin by visiting the Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, located 60 kilometers north of Bangkok, an impressive architectural blend of East and West dating back to the 17th century.
Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Ayutthaya, which was the capital of the Thai Kingdom for 417 years. The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong and in 1767 it was destroyed by the Burmese army. Nowadays the ruins of the former city are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. You will take a local Tuk Tuk to stroll around the ruins of several ancient temples including Wat Phanancheong, Wat Mahathat, where the roots of a tree surround the head of Buddha; Wat Prasri Sanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya days of glory; Elephant Camp, Wat Lokkaya (Wat Pranon), if time permits, Wat Chai Wattanaram, a perfect example of Khmer architectural influence.
During the visit, your guide will take you to sample a notable local snack – Roti Sai Mai which is also referred to as "Sweet Angel Hair". After the visit, your guide will then escort you to the train station and assist you with your luggage.
Good to know
The best way to travel like a local is to take an overnight train to Chiang Mai. This comfortable, safe, cheap, and environmentally friendly transportation is very popular with locals. UME will prioritize booking the first-class or second-class cabin and lower berths for your comfort experience (depending on availability).
During holidays and closer to the departure date, this unique experience with the train was always popular among most visitors. Please let us know once you decide to try this train so that we can book the ticket as soon as possible, otherwise, we can arrange an internal flight for you instead (additional charges may apply).