AYUDHAYA RUINS CAPITAL WITH LUNCH
This Yachting Land Adventure option is for our valued in-transit guests with back to back voyages. Arriving guests are requested to contact Intercruises for transfer and private arrangements. Depart your SeaDream yacht and drive from Bangkok to Ayudhaya. First enjoy an elephant ride (2 guests per elephant) before visiting Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the most important temple in the old ruined Grand Palace compound, which once had the same functions as the Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok. Next visit Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit, which contains one of the world’s largest seated Buddha statues. Many smaller Buddha figures were also discovered here. The vihara (hall) was destroyed when the Burmese sacked Ayutthaya in 1767 and was rebuilt in its original style in 1956. You will also visit the Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, a temple built by King U Thong in 1357 for meditation. This massive ruined pagoda can be seen from a great distance. Your international buffet lunch will be served at Krungsri River Hotel. Then continue to visit the equally beautiful and important 400-year-old Bang Pa-In Summer Palace with its eclectic blend of Thai, European and Chinese influences. The palace consists of five imposing buildings: a delightful Thai-style pavilion standing in the middle of an artificial lake, a two-story pavilion built in European style that serves as a hall for state ceremonies, a pavilion formerly used as a residence during the high-water season, a Chinese-style pavilion where the court generally resided during the rainy and cool season, and an observatory on a small island commanding wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. At the end of the day, return to Bangkok and arrive at port in the late afternoon.
Notes: The order of sites visited may vary. There is extensive walking on uneven ground at the temple. This adventure is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. It is recommended that for religious reasons, ladies have their shoulders covered and do not wear shorts or very short skirts. No sleeveless tops and the sleeve have to be part of the top. Gentlemen should wear trousers and short sleeved shirts. Full length trousers and pants are required. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Bangkok (Klong Toei)
Duration: 10 Hours
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