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Bangkok Chiang Mai Connector

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 761

This wonderful overland journey connecting two cities visits Ayuthaya, the ancient capital with its impressive archaeological treasures and Sukhothai, first capital of the Thai Kingdom.


Why not travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of ancient Thailand. Ayuthaya is the former capital of Thailand (then Siam) from 1350 to 1767. The city was almost destroyed after an invasion by the Burmese, but today the ruins of once impressive temples and palaces still remain reflecting the way it used to be. Sukhothai is one of Asia's most important historic sites and was the first capital of the Thai Kingdom in the 13th century.

Departing from Bangkok, visit the ancient capital Ayuthaya to view the impressive ruins of famous temples. Continue to Saraburi to see the sacred pilgrimage temple, the Phra Buddha Temple. After lunch in the town of Lopburi, view the Khmer Temples before arriving at Phitsanulok for overnight.

Phitsanulok is one of the oldest cities in Thailand as it is over 600 years old. Here the main attraction is the ornate and colourful Wat Maha Dhat Temple built in 1357. Next head to Sukhothai, the first capital of Siam. The sites here are under UNESCO protection. Visit the Sri Satchanalai Park with its many temples.

Continue to Lampang for an overnight stay. Lampang is a trading and transportation centre and is also known for its Burmese style temples. The final stop is at Lampoon, the oldest existing city in Thailand dating back to 660 AD. Here visit the Wat Haripoonchai Temple with its bronze gong. Arrive later in Chiang Mai to end your connector tour. 


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 761

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Day 1

Bangkok to Phitsanulok

You will be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok in the early morning for your tour of Ayuthaya, the former capital of Siam from 1350-1767. Here, you will visit such famous temples as Wat Yai, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch and Wat Panangcherng. Then, it is onwards to Lopburi with a stop at the famous temple Wat Phra Phuttabat.

After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Naraj Naraj Nives Museum. Then continue north towards Phitsanuloke.

A major tourist destination in the Lower North, Phitsanuloke is situated on the banks of the Nan River some 377km from Bangkok. Most of the terrain is flatland, with mountain ranges running on the east where waterfalls and national parks offer opportunities for nature treks. Historically, Phitsanulok has been a major community since the time of the Khmers and enjoyed great prosperity during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods. During 1463-1487 it was practically another royal capital as King Borom Trailokanat of Ayutthaya resided permanently in the province.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Topland Hotel & Convention Centre

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    Topland Hotel & Convention Centre



    Situated near Nan River and in the business centre, 16-floor Topland Hotel commands the panorama of the river and the heart of Phitsanulok city. The hotel complex also harbours a department store of more than 10,000 square meters plus a parking lot that can house ...

    Situated near Nan River and in the business centre, 16-floor Topland Hotel commands the panorama of the river and the heart of Phitsanulok city. The hotel complex also harbours a department store of more than 10,000 square meters plus a parking lot that can house over 500 cars. The hotel's 253 key card-operated accommodation spaces comprises 192 Superior Rooms, 46 Deluxe Rooms, 9 Business Suites, 5 Executive Suites, and 1 Royal Suite.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Phitsanulok to Lampang

Enjoy breakfast in Phitsanulok, followed by a visit to Wat Maha Dhat with its famous shrine. It is then onwards to Sukohthai where you will visit the old part of town and first capital (13 century) of the Thai Kingdom and temples such as Wat Sra Sri and Wat Sri Chum. Continue afterwards to Sri Satchanalai (former sister town of Sukhothai) where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit more temples such as Wat Nang Phya, Wat Chang Lom and Wat Jedi Jew Thaew. You will then continue your travel onwards to Lampang.

About 100 kilometres south of Chiang Mai, Lampang is an ancient city founded in the seventh century, supposedly by the son of Lamphun's founder, Queen Chama Devi. In the nineteenth century the city was fortified with walls, and later became an important center of the teak industry. The city and its monuments have escaped much of the modernizations that have left many of the North's temples with little of their original decorations. Like all of the former northern kingdom of Lanna, Lampang was occupied by the Burmese for nearly 200 years. Much of this influence can still be seen in the temples of the city.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Wienglakor Lampang Hotel

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    Wienglakor Lampang Hotel



    The Wienglakor Lampang is one of the best in the area offering the warm tradition of Northern hospitality and 100 guest rooms. There is a grand lobby and entrance and outdoor restaurant. The hotel is located in a quiet area, off the main street and ...

    The Wienglakor Lampang is one of the best in the area offering the warm tradition of Northern hospitality and 100 guest rooms. There is a grand lobby and entrance and outdoor restaurant. The hotel is located in a quiet area, off the main street and near the town. The restaurant offers a mix of Asian and Western choices.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service

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Day 3

Lampang to Chiang Mai

After breakfast, visit Wat Phra Keo Don Tao, the place where the Emerald Buddha was once enshrined. Continue on to Lampoon and visit the temple Wat Haripoonchai where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch continue to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai, "The Rose of the North" is famous for its history, culture, ancient temples, mysterious and lush hills, shopping and fascinating tribal people. Chiang Mai is a most attractive destination with sights and charms peculiar to itself and the picturesque northern region of Thailand of which it is the centre. Located 700km north of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is less than an hour from the capital by plane. Chiang Mai was founded in the late 13th century and is one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in Thailand. Within the city's original perimeter, still marked by a moat and fortified gate, are numerous ancient Buddhist temples and other documents attesting to a distinguished past. Close by are more magnificent attractions, including Wat Prathat Doi Stuhep, a temple perched stunningly on a mountain peak, and Phuping Palace, the summer residence of the Royal Family. This historical city has long impressed thousands of visitors from all over the world. Upon arrival, transfer to your chosen Chiang Mai hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Touring and transfers by private air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees at sites as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Service charge and current government tax

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB ASIAWORBAN15SG: BCMC
30 Oct 2017
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