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Around North to Bangkok (5N/6D)

Around North to Bangkok (5N/6D)


Day 1              Chiang Mai

Welcome and transfer to hotel

                        After check in, free relax at leisure.

19:00              “Khantoke” Dinner with Thai classical show. The customary northern Thai style of eating with food being served in large platters at low tables while you sit on mats on the floor.

                        After dinner visit the famous night market of Chiang Mai

                        In the Night Market you will find a huge variety of brand name designer goods (real and fake) (clothing, T-shirts, belts, shoes, jewellery, watches, DVD's & CD's) and local Thai goods at really low prices.

                        Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2              Chiang Mai City-Pra That Doi Suthep-San Kampaeng

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00              Visit Chiang Mai City

                        Chiang Mai was built in 1296 as a walled city surrounded by a moat. The old city was roughly 1.5km square. Whilst a good portion of the original city wall has collapsed the four corner bastions are still intact along with various other sections. The original moat is still in use to this day. Chiang Mai city is basically made up now of the old city (within the walled area) and the new city which has grown up around it.

                        Visit Pra That Doi Suthep (A.D. 1384) the most sacred temple located on Suthep Mountain at 1,100 meters above sea level, containing a holy relic of the Lord Buddha with a challenging flight of over 300 steps, flanked by mythological Nagas. A panoramic view of the city can be seen from here.     

                        Continue onto Home Factory at San Kampaeng where you have the opportunity to observe the production of crafts, as well as purchase them. Thai silk, cotton, lacquerware, ceramics, leather products, silverware, umbrellas, woodwork, jewelry, and antiques.

                        Lunch at the local restaurant.

                        Transfer back to hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

                        Over night at the hotel.


Day 3              Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00              After check out, continue onto Maetang elephant camp, enjoy elephant show, elephant riding, bamboo rafting and ox cart riding.

Lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch, continue onto Chiang Rai  Province.

Check in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 4              Hill Tribe Village-Opium Museum-Golden Triangle-Mai sai

                        Breakfast at the hotel

08:00              After breakfast, continue onto Golden Triangle, via Maechan district.

                        Stop to visit Akha and Yao Hill Tribe  Village.

                        The “Akha” originated in Tibet and are among the poorest of Thailand’s ethnic minorities.

                        The “Yao” originated in China and are heavily influenced by Chinese traditions, still using Chinese characters in the writing of their language.

                        Visit opium museum founded by a former teacher. It houses probably the greatest collection in the world of objects related to the cultivation and use of opium. This collection is priceless and unique. Harvest tools, pipes, scales, weights, pillows, burners and a superb opium-set made of silver. Along the walls very informative and educational maps, paintings, drawings and texts. Not only about the cultivation and use, but also about the history of opium as far as it is related to this area.

Visit Golden Triangle (the frontier between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand) in Chiang Saen, The oldest city in Chiangrai province and is located in the south of the Golden Triangle. Chiangsaen has a city wall surrounding the historic city like Chiangmai and it borders to the Mae Khong River.

                        Take a boat trip along the Mae Khong River is an official border crossing for Thai and Lao citizens travelling by ferry to and from the Laos.

 Lunch at the local restaurant.

Visit Mae Sai the Northernmost town in Thailand. One of the few official overland crossings between Myanmar and Thailand. Many Burmese come over during the day from thakhilek to work or do business. Burmese lacquerware, gems, jade and other goods from Laos and Burma are sold in shops along the main street.

Return back to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 5              Chiang Rai-Sukhothai-Pisanulok

8:00                Breakfast at the hotel.

                        After check out. Start our trip down south to Payao and Phrae Province.

                        Lunch at Maeyom hotel in Pharae.

                        After lunch continue to the first capital of Siam “Sukhothai”

Visit “The Royal Palace and Wat Mahathat” The royal palace lies in the centre of the town and covers an area of 160,000 square meters. This area is surrounded by a moat and contains two main compounds; the royal building and the sanctuary in the palace. In the royal compound exist the ruins of the royal building called Noen Phrasat, which might be Sala Phramat or Buddha Sala mentioned in a Sukhothai stone inscription. the famous stone inscription of King Ramkhamhaeng was found by King Mongkut in the 19th century together with a piece of the stone throne called "Manangkhasila Asana" King Ramkhamhaeng set up the throne in the midst of a sugar palm grove where, at his request, a monk preached on Buddhist Sub bath days and the king conducted the affairs of state on other days. This throne was later installed in Bangkok's Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

                        Visit Wat Si Chum this lies about 1,500 meters north of Wat Mahathat and was originally surrounded by a moat. A square mondop is the main sanctuary and contains a monumental stucco-over brick Buddha image in the attitude Subduing Mara, Called'Phra Achana'. This Buddha measures 11.30 meters from knee to knee.

                        Continue our trip to Pitsanuloke Province.

Visit Wat Phramahathat This monastery commonly called by the inhabitants as "Wat Yai", is the most important monastery of Phitsanulok, the home of the famous Phra Buddha Chinnarat. The monastery was built in the reign of Phra Maha Thamma Racha I (Phraya Lithai) in 1357 A.D. It houses the Phra Buddha Chinnarat regarded as the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. It is cast in the attitude of subduing evil. Later, in 1631, King Ekatosarot graciously bestowed some of his gold regalia to be beaten into gold - plate and applied them to the image with his own hands, creating this most beautiful Buddha image.

Check in at the hotel. Free and relax at leisure.

In the evening visit to the local market and the beautiful side of the river.


Day 6              Pitsanuloke-Ayutthaya-Bangkok

08:00              Breakfast at the hotel.

                        After check out start our trip to Lopburi Province.

                        Visit to famous “Praprang Samyod” is Lop Buri best known landmark and provincial symbol. A former Hindu Shrine built in the 13th century in the classic Bayon style of Khmer architecture, the compound comprises three prangs (towers) linked by a corridor. The three laterite and sandstone spires decorated with classic stucco are believed to have originally represented the Hindu Trimurti; Brahman (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Siva (the destroyer). During the reign of King Narai, the shrine was converted into a Buddhist temple when a brick viharn located to the east which houses a grand U-Thong-Ayutthaya style Buddha image was probably built. Buddha images were later added to the two prangs.

                        Lunch at local restaurant.

                        After lunch continue our trip to Ayutthaya Province.

                        Visit Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is situated to the southeast and opposite to Ayutthaya city. A large Chedi of this Wat can be seen from a far distance. This monastery was built by King U-Thong in 1357 A .D. for the use of the monks who had returned from Ceylon after studying under Phra Vanarat Maha Thera.

                        Visit Wat Maha That.  The Heart and Soul of City from Artifacts and the style of the Pagoda, we believe that Wat Maha That was built before the Ayutthaya Period or around the 14th Century. One of the images which were excavated by the Fine Art Department was a Buddha Image in the Sitting Attitude (sitting with drop down legs). This image belonged to the Lopburi Period. The Pagodas are from the Bayon Style or Bayon Period (compared to Khmer culture) which are built with late rite.

Visit Wat Phra Mongkhonbophit. The principal Buddha image is one of Thailand’s largest bronze Images. Many small Buddha were also discovered. The Wihans was destroyed when the Burmese sacked Ayutthaya in 1767 and was rebuilt in 1956 in its original style.

Retrurn to Bangkok.

Arrive to Bangkok.


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