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Starting in Bangkok to experience the bustling side streets and market scenes with stops at some of the country’s most revered temples and holy sites. Next is Ayutthaya and Sukhothai which is Thailand’s former capital and home to an impressive collection of ancient ruined temples. The historical park is a UNESCO Heritage Site and perfect for exploration. Continue to explore the ‘Rose of the North’, otherwise known as Chiang Mai. The city is a delightful blend of a buzzing metropolis with verdant mountain scenery and historical temples.
Arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, you will meet & greet with a local courtesy English speaking guide at upon arrival passenger arrival hall with welcome signboard to escort to transportation pick up area on transfer to the hotel. Arrival at hotel, check-in and entry into the room at 14:00. Free time at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. To board on a Long Tail boat to experience, Travel by the long-tail boat through the Canal branches, experience the local life of Thai people living by the river. Carry on by boat the boat-house where the Royal Barges are kept and maintained. Then, visiting Wat Arun or the temple of dawn on river bank. Return to the pier. Later enjoy the Bangkok-famous transportation ‘Tuk Tuk’ ride in convoy to the Grand Palace where the Emerald Buddha temple & Royal palace situated. Return to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by road from Bangkok to Damnern Saduak, the most colourful floating market in the Kingdom. Enjoy the beautiful sights along the way and witness the day-to-day activities of the Thai people who live on the canals selling their fresh fruits and vegetables from the surrounding villagers’ farms. Take a long tailed boat ride through the canals to get the closure feeling of the local people. Continue to Sampran Riverside, enjoy buffet lunch (food only) with a cultural show depicting Thai village life, including Elephant demonstration. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and depart to Ayuthaya. Explore the picturesque ruins Ayutthaya. The city experienced a boom since the mid-fourteenth to the eighteenth century and was one of the most powerful urban centers in Asia. Here were more than 2,000 gilded temples, whose glow was visible from a distance. Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, also known as the Summer Palace, is a palace complex formerly used by the Thai kings. The palace remains largely open to visitors, as King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his family use it only rarely for banquets and special occasions. Lunch at the local restaurant (food only). Continue to visit Wat Mahathat, an impressive temple ruin originally constructed to house Buddha relics that mysteriously appeared to an early Ayutthaya king. Although the Burmese destroyed much of the temple, it is a great place to experience an unusual feel of derelict simplicity. The temple’s main ‘prang’ is surrounded by four smaller prangs and its architecture is strictly Khmer style. Transfer to check in at your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Ayutthaya.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Sukhothai to visit the archaeological ruins of the first capital of the Kingdom of Siam. The Kingdom of Sukhothai is considered the golden age of Thai civilization, and religious art and architecture of the time, are considered as the most classic of Thai styles. The original capital was surrounded by three concentric fortifications and two moats saved by four doors. Visit the historic park of this ancient capital and its most important temples. Transfer to check in at your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Sukhothai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Lampang. Enroute, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, is one of the most highly revered temples in Thailand. According to legend the Buddha once visited the site some 2,500 years ago and donated a hair, which is now enshrined in the temple’s large chedi.
Lunch at local restaurant (set menu on food only). Depart to Chiang Rai.Transfer to the hotel. Evening free time at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Golden Triangle, the area where confine three countries, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, divided by the Mekong River and formerly an important center of opium. Visit the Opium Museum. Then we take a boat to cross the Mekong River and enjoy a beautiful landscape of the three countries, entering the waters of Myanmar and Laos. We continue to the border with Myanmar, in Maesai district where there is a large market with products from Myanmar. Lunch at local restaurant (set menu on food only). Afternoon, sightseeing Chiang Rai city tour, visit Wat Pra Keaw in the hearth of Chiang Rai, a home of the Emerald Buddha which’s now at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Return to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Rai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Head towards Chiang Mai, stop en-route visit to Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple. Continue to Chiang Mai. A visit to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most important and famous temple in Chiang Mai. The tour begins with a pleasant wildly driving up 3,500 feet above sea level to the sacred temple of Doi Suthep. It is the most sacred temple in the city and contains the holy relic of the Lord Buddha which is enshrined in the magnificent golden pagoda that can be seen for miles around. A panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside can be seen from the temple grounds. Evening, enjoy your dining by having a Khantok Dinner, the customary northern Thai style of eating with food being served in large platters at low tables while you sit on mats on the floor and watching the performances. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the north side of Chiang Mai to Mae Sa Elephant camp. This place was established as the first elephant camp in the north. They aim to preserve and have more baby elephants from risk factors of decreasing like hunting, hard work, accident etc. You will see demonstration of baby elephants such as elephant at bath, feeding elephants and presentation how mahout train their elephants to work with timber. Return to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer from the hotel to Chiang Mai International Airport.
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