Direction Ayutthaya. Outside the island, immersed in the vegetation, you can admire the Wat Chai Wattanaram Khmer style, built in 1630, which includes a prang 35 meters high. Depart for the visit of Wat Yai Chaimongkon, built in the late 16th century by King Naresuan, it is one of the most monumental buildings in the park including a reclining Buddha. Beauty of construction, you can admire and photograph this wonder of the history of the Kingdom of Siam. In the back, the beautiful bougainvillea gardens and a large number of Buddha statues arranged in perfect symmetry … After lunch at a local restaurant, you come aboard a boat to reach the Royal Palace Bang Pa In, once used by kings as “Summer Palace”. Among the many buildings of Thai, European and Chinese styles, you will find an admirable little Thai style pavilion erected in the middle of a lake: the Aisawan Thiphya-At. Return to Bangkok in the middle of the afternoon and transfer to your hotel.
How to visit Thailand without going through Ayutthaya, former historical capital of the Kingdom of Siam? The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong (Ramathibodi I) and became the capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, it was one of the largest cities in the world, with nearly a million inhabitants. Destroyed in 1767 by the Burmese army, it lost its role in favor of the new capital, Bangkok, and is today mainly known for the ruins of its temples in a historic park listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.