Bangkok – Bang Pa-In – Ayutthaya
Early departure from your hotel in Bangkok to Bang Pa In, the former summer
residence of the Royal Family. After a walk around the vast palace area you
proceed to Ayutthaya, the old capital of Siam, founded in 1350 and destroyed
by the Burmese army after a 1 year siege in 1767. Today Ayutthaya is a
provincial capital with a large number of old temples, palaces and ruins
which give an idea about the splendor of the former capital.
After lunch at a river side restaurant, you visit the ruins of the old royal
temple Wat Phra Sri San Phet and other historical temples like Wat Yai Chai Mongkol.
Dinner and overnight at a middle class hotel in Ayutthaya.
2. Day: Ayutthaya – Pimai - Korat
After breakfast at the hotel you will leave Ayutthaya in eastern direction.
After a stop at the Muak Lek market and lunch at Pak Chong, you arrive Pimai
in the afternoon, for the visit of the Khmer temple Prasart Hin Pimai, one
of the most important Cambodian temples in today's North East Thailand,
build during the late 12th century under the great ruler of Angor,
King Jayavarman VII. It was build before the Angor Wat. Overnight at a
middle class hotel in Korat. After dinner you can explore the city center,
the night market and the statue of heroine Khunying Mo, at the Pratu Chumpon
Korat – Phrasart Phanom Rung - Khao Yai
After breakfast at the hotel you will visit the most impressing Khmer
temple in Thailand, Khao Prasart Phanom Rung. The temple was build during
the Angkor period in East Thailand, at the former Angkor-Pimai road on a 400
m high volcanic hill. The word "Phanom" or also "Phnom" means "Mountain" and
describes the location of the temple, which dominates the eastern plain and
offers a spectacular view over the surrounding land. The symmetric east-west
alignment and the gates pointing to all 4 directions are typical for the
Khmer style. The main axis is around 1/2 km long, a long alley leading up to
the monument is reflecting the former influence and power of the Khmer
Later on, during a stop at Dan Kwian, where you take your lunch at a local
restaurant, you have a chance to see the interesting eastern pottery
products and replicas of the Khmer art. In the afternoon you continue to the
Khao Yai National Park. Overnight and dinner at Juldies Khao
Yai Resort & Spa, which is located near the jungle covered mountains of
Korat – Khao Yai National Park
After breakfast at the hotel you leave for an excursion into the Khao Yai
National Park, which is well known for the unusual variety of plant and
animal species. Most impressing for visitors, who are lucky to see them, is
the presence of large mammals such as the 250 Elephants and 40-50 tigers. A
few easy walks through the jungle will lead you to waterfalls. During the
early evening you will experience a very special event: more than a million
bats are flying out of a lime stone cave, where they sleep during the day.
In a apparently never ending swarm they are flying into the dawn on their
nightly search for food.
Dinner and overnight at Juldies Khao
Yai Resort & Spa.
excursion: Night safari with the Khao Yai rangers at around 19.30 h.
Khao Yai National Park - Bangkok
After breakfast at the hotel you return to Bangkok. Arrival at your hotel or
the Airport around noon.
IIncluded in the price:
4 nights accommodation
English speaking tour guide
Private minibus with driver
Entrance fees for mentioned programs
Drinks during meals