Venture away from Bangkok to the ancient capital of Siam, straight to the fabulous city of Ayutthaya. This ancient capital was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Explore the magnificent temples such as Wat Yai Chaimongkol The chedi at this monastery is among the largest in Ayutthaya. There are many Buddha images and a beautiful garden behind this chedi. Wat Mahatthat with its iconic Buddha head entwined in the roots of a tree is among the most photographed sites in Ayutthaya and Wat Pra Srisanphet this important and outstanding monastery was used as a presidential palace in the reign of King Ramathibodi I. Then a short stop and walk through the market near the Muslim community to sample one of the most famous local delights Ayutthaya candy floss roti. In the afternoon, take a one hour of a long tail boat down The Chao Phraya River. Enjoy the passing scenes of riverside villages while cruising to Bang Pa In. Arriving at Bang Pa-In Summer Palace where you can explore the magnificent royal mansions. Explore the architecture and the wonderful history of this Royal palace and continue to visit one of the most distinctive Buddhist temples, Wat Nivet Thammpravat with its remarkable Gothic style building and distinctive stained glass windows. Then travel back to Bangkok by road.