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5 Days to The Classical North
5 Days to The Classical North

5 Days to The Classical North

Price from : Upon Request
Duration : 5 days / 4 nights
Destination : Chiang Mai
Activities : Historical,Nature & Wildlife
Suitable for : Single traveler , Couple , Family

Tour Overview :

Explore the historical, cultural and natural sites of both the central region and northern Thailand including the UNESCO world heritage sites of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai. The trip continues to the Golden Triangle, once notorious for the traffic of opium and ends with the beauty of Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North”.

Departure Date : Wednesday

Tour Inclusion : Transfers & Tours as mentioned in the program
Air-conditioned transportation
All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
English or German speaking guide
4 nights accommodation at good middle class hotels as mentioned in the program or similar (sharing twin basis)
Meals mentioned in the program

Tour Exclusion : All personal expenses (drinks, minibar, telephone call and etc..)
Other services, meals that not mentioned in the program
Air ticket or train ticket Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Compulsory Gala Dinner

Day by Day Itinerary :

Date 1 : Bangkok - Phitsanulok

Pick up from hotel and drive to Ayuthaya province, the former capital of
Thailand. Visit Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon. The name was given granted to the
temple by King Naresuan to commemorate a battle fought against the Crown
Prince of Burma . His momentous victory a single-handed combat on the
elephant back brought independence to Ayutthaya after 15 years as a Burmese
dependent. Within the complex is a huge image of a reclining Buddha in brick
and stucco. Also situated in the compound is King Naresuan statue, which is
highly revered by Thais. Then visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, built in 1630 by
King Prasat Thong to honor his mother. Wat Chai Wattanaram was conceived as a replica of the Angkor temple.
A Royal monastery, the temple’s unique feature is a huge prang which is surrounded by smaller prangs. This
symbolizes Mount Meru, the abode of the heavenly gods. After lunch at local restaurant, continue to
Phitsanuloke province, the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great, the legendary King who declared
Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. On the way, visit Wat Prasri Rattana Mahatat which houses
Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha Image, Phra Phutthachinnarat. The large Sukhothai-style bronze statue was
cast in 1357 by the order of King Maha Thamma Racha I of Sukhothai and is now highly respected by Thais
countrywide. Check in and overnight at hotel in Phitsanuloke.

Date 2 : Phitsanulok - Lampang

After breakfast, drive to Sukhothai province to visit the Historical Park of Sukhothai found
in the 13th century. Sukhothai (literally means Dawn of Happiness) was the first truly
independent Thai Kingdom, which enjoyed a golden age under King Ramkhamhaeng,
credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The superb temples and monuments of this great
city have been lovingly restored in Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Visit important ruins of the Royal Palace and Buddhist temples in the historical park
including Wat Mahathat and Wat Si Chum. Then drive further north to Lampang province,
famous for its horse-drawn carriages and with a rooster as its provincial emblem. The city
boasts a long history of human settlements on the Wang
River basin, some of which dating back to more than 1,000
years and is rich in archaeological evidence reflecting ancient civilizations of
Hariphunchai, Lanna and Burma. Visit some beautiful temples including the
temple Wat Phratat Lampang Luang, with a golden Chedi in Lanna
architectural style containing a Holy Relic. The entrance arches, called Pratu
Khong, is adorned with fine plaster designs and the beautiful murals on wooden
walls, said to be the oldest in the North. The over thousand years old temple Wat
Phra Kaew Don Tao with Burmese style architectural works and delicate
craftsmanship is also worth a visit. If time permits, guest has an opportunity to ride on a horse-drawn carriage to
explore Lampang city and its cultural attractions. Overnight at hotel in Lampang.

Date 3 : Lampang - Mae Sai

After breakfast at the hotel, depart Lampang for Payao province, a short stroll
along Kwan Payao, an extensively fresh-water lake. It is the largest fresh-water
fish habitat in the upper North which provides the livelihood of many of the local
people. The surrounding scenery, particularly at dusk, is stunning. Along the banks
are located food-shops and recreation sites. Then driving further to Chiang Rai,
the northernmost province of Thailand, 785 kilometers north of Bangkok. and
afterwards drive to Chiang Saen, an ancient town located on the bank of the
Mekong River to visit the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar
meet on the Mekong River, was once supposed to be the center of all the poppy cultivation in Thailand. View the
upstream scenery of the Golden Triangle and pay a visit to the Opium Museum. Then continue to Mae Sai,
Thailand’s northern- most district to visit Mae Sai Market. Guests enjoy observing cross-border trading and
shopping at the market at the Thai-Burmese border. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Rai.

Date 4 : Chiangrai - Handicraft Village

Early morning, after breakfast at hotel, continue to Chiang Mai, drive uphill to visit Wat Phratat
Doi Suthep, the most famous and respected temple in Chiang Mai. In the afternoon visit
Samkampaeng handicraft village to see silk weaving, wood carving and umbrella making.
Evening at lesisure. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.

Date 5 : MAE SA ELEPHANT CAMP - Chiangrai

After breakfast at hotel start the trip to Mae Sa Valley to see elephants at work at
an elephant camp. Continue to one of the biggest orchid and butterfly farms of
Chiang Mai. Transfer to Chaing Mai railway station to take a train to Bangkok or
transfer Chiang Mai Airport to take flight to Bangkok. (Air ticket or Train
ticket by own arrangement)

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