Depart your Bangkok hotel early in morning for the drive north. We will make different stops along our route to Sukothai.
Built at the junction of the Lopburi, Nam Pasak and Chao Phraya rivers in 1350, Ayuthaya was the capital of old Siam ‐ a city to rival the great European capitals of its day ‐ and it was noted for its impressive palaces and temples. Some of the sights we will see today include Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch, Wat Phra Nan Choeng ‐ which also happens to predate the rest of the city, and of course Bang Pa‐In.
Continue to Lopburi, visit to Phra Prang Sam Yot, this former Hindu shrine is Lop Buri’s best known landmark. The laterite and sandstone structure was constructed in the Lop Buri style and decorated with stucco. The three adjoining towers signify the Hindu Trinity of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. During the reign of King Narai, the shrine was converted to a Buddhist temple.
Stop to visit Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanuloke, the temple built on the banks of the Nan River in mid‐14th century is also called Wat Yai, the temple complex originally housed a Sukhothai lotus bud chedi that was later replaced by the tall Ayutthayan prang that is seen today.
Continue to Sukhothai and check‐in to your hotel for overnight accommodation.