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6 Days 5 Nights The Old Kingdoms Of Thailand article

Day 1: Bangkok/Ayutthaya/Kamphaeng Phet 358 km (Lunch & Dinner)

Depart Bangkok in the morning to Ayutthaya, Thailand’s former capital from 1350 to 1767.  See the impressive ruins that stand as noble testament to this once magnificent city.  Proceed to Kampaeng Phet, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Kamphaeng Phet means “Diamond Wall” and was a garrison town that defended Sukhothai from the 14th century onwards. Visit the historical park includes several interesting temple ruins.
Evening enjoy the local market which offers many kinds of food, juice, etc.
Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Kamphaeng Phet.
 
Day 2: Kamphaeng Phet/Sukhothai/Si Satchanalai/Lampang 265 km  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Travel to the Sukhothai World Heritage Site and visit the many fascinating attractions of Thailand's first capital city which flourished between 1238-1376Then visit the lovely 300-acre site of Si Satchanalai historical park, 67 km north of Sukhothai, and explore this former twin-capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom, including a picturesque temple with a huge laterite stupa.  Afterwards, visit a local goldsmith to witness the creation of beautiful ornaments, still made in the ancient style. Overnight at a resort in Lampang.
 
Day 3: Lampang/Phayao/Chiang Rai 225 km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Visit Lampang where many Buddhist monasteries were built in Burmese style. The unique ceramic products found here are also great attractions. Continue to Chiang Rai via the lakeside town of Phayao, and overnight at a comfortable hotel.                              
 
Day 4: Chiang Rai/Golden Triangle/Mae Sai/Chiang Mai 182 km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Travel to visit Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Saen and the Golden Triangle, the point where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos meet amongst dramatic scenery on the Mekong River. Continue to Mae Sai at the northernmost tip of Thailand bordering Myanmar. Here many local and Burmese handicrafts are on display.  Travel to Chiang Mai with stop at Yeo and Akkha hilltribe villages. In the evening, enjoy traditional northern-style “Kantoke” dinner with a colourful show of northern folk dances and traditional entertainment.

Day 5: Chiang Mai (Breakfast & Lunch )      

Morning visit the scenic area north of Chiang Mai City to watch elephants working, playing football, and painting beautiful pictures with their trunks – a unique and extraordinary sight. Continue to an orchid farm for lunch and admire the exotic blooms, including some rare and beautiful species. Then visit the most sacred hilltop temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Enjoy the weekend market on Ratchadamnoen road which is also known as the walking street .  
 
Day 6: Chiang Mai/Bangkok (Breakfast)      
 
Get up early this morning to give alms to Buddhist monks at Wat Phrasing. Visit the local market before departure by air (air fare is not included in the tour prices) in the afternoon for Bangkok. Arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport and transfer to your hotel in Bangkok.
                                                                               

 



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