| Bang Pa-In : was used as a country residence by every Ayutthaya monarch after King prasat Thong, but when the new capital
was established in Bangkok, Bang Pa-In ceased to the used and was left unoccupied for 80 years|
|Bridge over the River Kwai : |
The black iron bridge was brought from Java by the Japanese army and reassembled under
Japanese supervision by Allied prisoner-of-war labour as part of the "Death Railway" linking Thailand with Burma. Still in use today,
the bridge was the target of frequent Allied bombing raids during l945, and was rebuilt after the war ended. The curved spans of the bridge are the original sections.
|6 days / 5 nights|
Ayutthaya - Sukhothai - Lampang - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
|Day 1 : Bangkok - Ayutthaya|
|Drive out with our driver on private air-condition' vehicle north to visit
Bang-Pa-In, the royal summer palace built during the reign of King Rama V. The most prominent building is a Thai pavilion standing in
the center of a small lake. Move on to visit an ancient city of Ayuthaya. Here stand splendid ruins of palaces and temples, memories
of Burmese invasions from centuries before.|
|Overnight in Sukhothai|
|Day 2 : Sukhothai - Lampang |
|After breakfast we drive out to visit Sukhothai. Formerly the capitol of Siam
in the 13th century this city had no less than three rows of earthen ramparts and two moats to enclose the inner city. The ruins and
Buddha statues here are superb. |
Continue on to Visit Sri Satchanalai, Sukhothai’s twin city, highly recommended
to visit. After lunch enjoy and relaxation on our vehicle while driving further north through jungle-clad hills heading for Lampang to visit
|Overnight in Lampang|
|Day 3 : Lampang - Chiang Rai|
|This morning, check out and drive to Chiang Rai to visit Hall of the Opium.
The hall are combines a museum on the history of opium and the impact of illegal drugs, with an information centre for research and
extension education on opium, opiates and other narcotics.|
Continue on to visit the Golden Triangle area, where the borders
of Thailand, Burma, and Laos meet. Here you can hire a long-tail boat trip to enjoy ride on the splendor of mighty Mae Khong River
which joining the Ruak River and forming the “triangle “ Thailand, Burma, and Laos.
Then continue on to visit Chiang Saen, the old capital
city in A.D.1260. There are many interest ancient magnificent ruins, temples and museum to visit.
|Overnight in Chiang Rai|
|Day 4 : In Chiang Rai|
|Morning, Leave hotel for Mae Sai, Thai-Burma trading border. Cross the Sai River
into Tha Chilek, Burma border town to witness local Burmese life in nearby village. visit the long neck hill tribe village There are an
estimate 250,000 to 500,000 tribes people living in the north, spilt among seven major groups; Karen, Meo, Akha, Lahu, Lawa, Lisu and Yao.
All retain distinct cultures, language and religious beliefs, though their most obvious difference is their dress to wear their own style of elaborate costume.
The Long-Necked Karen hill tribes or Padaung is one of the latest hill tribe immigrants who came to from a new minority group in Thailand.
Afternoon, visit the Elephant camp, enjoy the elephant ride through the jungle and stream river.
|Overnight in Chiang Rai|
|Day 5 : Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai |
|Check out and drive south through spectacular hilly and jungle scenery heading for Chiang Mai, the “Rose of North”. Morning suggest to visit the Elephant camp.
Skilled “Mahouts” show how Elephants have worked in the jungle for years due to their immense strength. Watching the elephant play and bathe is also quite an experience.
After noon, visit Sankampeang, Chiang Mai’s cottage home industries where you will find many factories producing and selling
various kinds of quality handicrafts. Not only will you be able to watch the artisans at work but you can also purchase
their wares. Silk, pottery, paper umbrellas and teakwood are just a few of the things available.
Tonight, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a typical northern Thai dinner,
known as Khantoke. As you savor traditional dishes and dancers will perform a series of folk stories along with colorful hill
|Overnight in Chiang Mai|
|Day 6 : In Chiang Mai |
|Morning suggest to visit Doi Suthep mountain, to visit the 600 year old temple of
WAT PHRATHAT DOI SUTHEP. After a drive up the mountain’s winding road, the final climb to the site is via an enormous mythological Nagas
(Dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps.Inside the cloister is an intriguing copper-plated Chedi topped by a five-tier gold parasol
which contains partial relics of Lord Buddha.|
On a clear day there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds.
All day free at leisure till departure transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for departure flight to Bangkok and for onward flight.