Bangkok and the provinces: from metropolis to untouched nature – Day 6: Return to Bangkok

Today, on our way to the lively metropolis, we will visit an amazing mountain temple and admiring ruins of a medieval city.
Bangkok and the provinces: from metropolis to untouched nature

Trip duration: 7 days

Elizaveta Smirnova

Wat Phra Buddha Shai (วัดพระพุทธฉาย)

Buddhist Temples

This temple is located on a mountain, be ready for a hike with spectacular views. Climbing up the stairs, you will see not only bizarre sculptures in the form of elephants, dragons and mythical creatures, but also curious monkeys who unceremoniously ask for food from passing tourists, and try to steal anything they like. So, don't forget to zip your bags and pockets and keep your valuables away.

Wat Maha That (วัดมหาธาตุ)

Buddhist Temples

Ayutthaya was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Ayutthaya, which flourished from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries AD. And today, walking between the ruins of ancient temples and palace buildings, we can see the traces of former majesty. The Mahathat temple complex was the largest religious building in the country, with a monastery and residence of the head of the community. Looking around the temple territory, one cannot help but notice a mysterious relic, about which legends go - the head of the Buddha, wrapped with the roots of a tree. According to the most popular version, the statue of the deity was destroyed during the Burmese invasion and lay underground for a long time, and after the mighty roots of the tree pulled it out.

U Sathorn Bangkok Resort


Asian Restaurants

It's lunchtime. Burinda is a place with an accepted value for money ratio. The menu includes both familiar European dishes and a large selection of traditional Thai food. Lovely serving, large portions and very polite and quick staff. No frills, but it's delicious.



Returning to Bangkok. After a long journey it is always nice to take a walk in the fresh air. And for such a walk a cozy park with smooth alleys, arches and fountains, located on the river bank, is ideal.

Floral Café at Napasorn

Coffee Shops, Dessert Shops

And the final point of today's route is Floral Cafe. The cafe is literally drowning in flowers. Do not miss the opportunity to treat yourself to a unique tea with lavender rose! And get a lemon, chocolate or mango cake for him.