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Ayuttaya Tour: A World Heritage Site

Ayuttaya Tour: A World Heritage Site

Ayuttaya Tour: A World Heritage Site

A partir de 39 €

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The ancient Siamese capitol of Ayutthaya celebrates its glorious past with historical exhibitions, traditional cultural processions and entertainment, and light and sound presentations.
Popular with history buffs and archaeologists, world travelers and school groups, the former capital of Siam was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. During the 15th century, Ayuthaya became the capital of Siam, and the country (now Thailand) was ruled from there for 417 years. It was a very wealthy city, built at the confluence of the Chao Phraya, Pasak, and Lopburi rivers, and 16th-century visitors from Portugal, France, Holland, and England were amazed at its size and grandeur.

In 1767, after two years of elephant-back warfare with Burma, Ayuthaya was destroyed and abandoned. The capital moved downriver to Thonburi and later across to Bangkok, where it remains. Today, centuries-old temples, palaces, monasteries, canals, and monuments survive as ruins, giving you a hint of the magnificent ancient history of the Thai culture.

Inclusions :
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and delivery at guest's hotel lobby
  • Tours of the river island palace, pavilion, and apartments
  • Delicious Thai lunch
  • All transfers, taxes, and fees

Duration:
Approx. 8–9 hours
Available:
Daily
Departure time and location:
6:30 AM, pick-up at your hotel
Return time and location:
Approx. 3 PM, drop-off at your hotel
Note:
Children under 2 participate for free. Please do not wear shorts, sandals, or sleeveless T-shirts. Cameras may not be used inside the buildings.

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