We will visit the great city, Bangkok, with all its temples and its noisy and cheerful streets. We will move north and visit the two most important cities in the area, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai …
Bangkok – Chiang Mai
Arrive Suvarnabhumi Bangkok airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel, check in and free at
Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour visit to Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image, and then continue to visit Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha or the birthplace of traditional Thai massages Reclining Buddha. Then take public ferry to visit Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), on the bank of Chao Phraya has always been the most remembered scene of Bangkok’s skyline for ages. It is believed that Wat Arun was built during Ayutthaya era and is better known from its other name: Wat Chaeng, which means the Temple of Dawn. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. After that, visit to the one of most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound, and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). Then make a way to Ayutthaya.
After your breakfast we will start our journey to the north of Thailand. Via Ayutthaya we head to Sukhothai where we will also stay in the hotel for the next 2 nights. On the way to Sukhothai our first stop will be in Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya is the former capital of Thailand. Visit one of the most beautiful Summer Palace namely Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Lunch at local restaurant. Later, embark to Temple of Ruins, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch (The former Royal Temple), Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (the temple of reclining Buddha Image and biggest chedi), Wat Mahathat (where the head of Lord Buddha Image is covered by Poh Tree so far), Wat Ratchaburana (where the national treasure were kept). Proceed to Lopburi for lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Hin Song Kon village where the villagers produce white kaolin. Later visit Phra Prang Sam Yod (Sacred Three Spired Pagoda) and the Monkey Temple. Continue to Phitsanulok for visit, most beautiful Lord Buddha Image namely Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram or Phra Buddha Jinaraja . Then continue our trip to Sukhothai
After breakfast, visit Embark to Sukhothai Historical Park or the 1st Capital of Thailand. Found in the 13th century, Sukhothai (literally means Dawn of Happiness) was the first truly independent Thai Kingdom, which enjoyed a golden age under King Ramkhamhaeng, credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The superb temples and monuments of this great city have been lovingly restored in Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see for all travelers. Lunch at local restaurant. Then Sri Satchanalai Historical Park is located on the bank of the Yom River at Tambon Muang Kao, Si Satchanalai County, only 55 km. from the town of Sukhothai. The ancient town, formerly call “Muang Chaliang”, was named “Si Satchanalai” during the Phra Ruang Dynasty when a new administrative centre was established to replace Chaliang. This ancient town occupied more than 320 hectares (800 acres) of land. Of this, the 91- hectare (288 acres) area within the old lateritic ramparts and the city moat is the focus of sightseeing in the historical park.
After breakfast, transfer to Lampang visit at Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, where the famous Emerald Buddha was enshrined for 32 years (from A.D. 1436 to 1468) Then drive on to visit Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang, one of the northern finest temples and the best presentation of Lanna style architecture. Lunch at local restaurant. Then processing to Chiang Rai.
After breakfast, The trip continues to Mae Sai, the Thailand-Myanmar border which is also the northernmost point of Thailand. Enjoy shopping local products from China and Myanmar. Visit the world famous Golden Triangle where the borders of three countries; Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar are met. See the Golden Buddha Statue and the panoramic view of Mekong River. Then visit the archeological remains at Chiang Sean, which probably dates from the 12th century and was once original capital of the Lanna kingdom. After that visit White temple, on the way to Chiang Mai.
Visit the Mae Tang elephant Camp . See elephant at work. Take a memorable elephant riding 45 minutes through the jungle, visit the Lisu village. Then take the ox-cart riding back to the camp. Lunch is provided. In the afternoon do adventurous bamboo rafting for 1 hour along Maetang River. The rest of the day is to visit the Orchid & Butterfly farm on the way back to Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the most sacred temple containing a holy relic of the Lord Buddha . The temple compound offers an ethylating view of Chiangmai city and surrounding countryside. A visit to Meo village will be made. Then transfer to the Airport for your ongoing flight.