AYUTTHAYA- WAT MUANG & LOPBURI

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Let’s go to discover the tallest Buddha statue in Thailand, while we visit Ayutthaya and Lopburi.

Plan

You leave in the morning at 7.30 from your hotel, the Italian speaking guide and the driver will pick you up and start the tour that will take you to Ayutthaya, the visiting area is composed of the Archaeological Park and also from areas outside this park that we will go to visit because they are really important and fascinating. Below we list the temples that you will surely see

Visit Ayutthaya

The ruins of the ancient city form the so-called “Ayutthaya Historical Park”, which is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. During the reign of Narai (from 1656 to 1688), Siam knew the heyday of its history, Ayutthaya was a metropolis with three royal palaces, 375 temples and 94 gates to the city, protected by 29 defensive castles. Known as one of the great kings of the country, he further developed trade and diplomacy with the West, especially with the British, Persians and French, who helped enrich the kingdom and make Ayutthaya the crossroads of trade in the region. He promoted the arts and welcomed to the court a large number of important writers and poets in a golden period for Siamese literature. During his reign there were the first Siamese embassies in Europe and resorted to the military help of the French, whose envoys described with amazement the magnificence of the court. Each of the various foreign communities that settled in Ayutthaya built places of worship and palaces according to their architectural style, whose ruins are still present in the historical park.

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Before entering the park you must go to see Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and Wat Phanan Choeng and then you can enter the historical park and visit:

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Phra Ram, Wat Thammikarat, Wat Chaiwatthanaram

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One of the most classic photographs of Ayutthaya is the sculpture of the head of Buddha, set in the branches of the trees, although the sculpture may seem majestic, it is surprising to have just over 40 cm.

Outside the park, to the north, the Chedi Phukhao Thong is still unmissable, after which the most important temples have been visited.

After the visit to Ayutthaya you go to see the grandiose (and ‘the case to say it) Wat Muang, which is only 45 minutes.

Wat Muang, the highest Buddha statue in the country

In Ang Thong the sky shares its space with this colossus: the Great Buddha of Thailand
Located within the Wat Muang Monastery, this statue represents the tallest Thai Buddha, 92 meters, and the seventh highest Buddha statue in the world.

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It was built from 1990 to 2008. You must see this incredible statue

Currently the tallest statue in the world is the Buddha Zhōngyuán, also called “Great Buddha of Lushan”, located in the Henan province of the People’s Republic of China. The statue is 128 meters high and rests on a 25 meter high base, for a total height of the monument of 153 meters. After this colossus we will go towards Lopburi (about 1 hour)

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Visit Lopburi, the city of the monkeys

Lopburi is a very picturesque place, that’s why you absolutely must see Lopburi.

It is well known as the city of monkeys, there are 26,000 people and about 2000 monkeys …. If you show indifference and avoid showing yourself with food in hand, the feared monkeys of Lopburi will not do anything to you. We’ll drop by the train station, it’s a meeting point here, and here we can see the Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat.

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The temples to visit here are the Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple) and the Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, which are the remains of King Narai’s palace, built on 17 acres, built by French architects. The palace consists of several wings with huge gardens and remains of the old palace. The restored part and the new buildings wanted by King Monghut today house several museums dedicated to Thai culture and history, some buildings housing the private collection of King Narai.

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Monkeys aside Lopburi is a lively and pleasant, culturally interesting city. What perhaps not many people know is that it is one of the oldest cities in Thailand.

Return to Bangkok to your hotel and get out of the way

 

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

It’s an all-inclusive tour, tour, Italian speaking guide, all meals and entrances, plus nothing to think about.

In detail it is included

– Authorized professional tourist guide speaking Italian
– Professional private driver
-More as new equipped with every comfort and air conditioning
-All admissions to all museums, temples, attractions, parks … of all the places visited
-Lunch with drinks included (non-alcoholic)
– Telephone assistance in Italian

Is not included
-Mance and personal expenses
-Insurance (** Possibility of accident insurance and trip cancellation)

** price per person for two people traveling together, for one or three or more people, please write to us

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starting from 144 USD per person

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