Balance your love of golf with your love of travel and still head home with an enviable tan. Get a guided tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park – a World Heritage Site – to see Bayon Temple, the ancient Royal Palace and of course the famous Angkor Wat.
Spend your afternoons however you please – it is your holiday after all. Golf if you cannot get enough, tour the Angkor temples, reward yourself with a spa massage, watch the sunset over the village from atop Phnom Bakheng Temple, visit the Cultural Village, go museum hopping, or explore the sights and smells and wares at the local Old Market.
Let us worry about the logistics: accommodations at a beautiful five-star hotel in Siem Reap, transfer to and from the airport, transport around town in a private and air conditioned vehicle, and any international cuisine you can dream up.
Along with your holiday itinerary you can enjoy 36 holes of golf at any of Siem Reap’s international standard courses. Choose two spend your mornings at Siem Reap Lake Resort Golf Club, Angkor Golf Club or Phokeethra Golf Resort. You get unlimited usage of the driving range and practice putting greens and we will squeeze in an extra round of golf at a special rate if you can’t seem pull yourself from the greenest greens in Asia.
Day 1:BANGKOK - AYUTTHAYA
Meets & greets by local driver at your hotel lobby (in Bangkok). Depart to (Wat Yannawa, Soi Charoenkrung 52)
Start cruising up the Chao Phraya River with spectacular views of the Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn. Just after the sunset, the MEKHALA docks at Wat Kai Tia, a Thai temple set in a tranquil rural village. An exquisite candlelit dinner of mouth-watering Thai cuisine is served on the deck. Overnight on board.
Day 2: AYUTTHAYA - BANGKOK
Breakfast served on board. Then depart for Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace. End of Mekhala Cruise Service.
Greetings by Oriental Escape Guide & Driver upon disembarkation at the pier near the Bang–Pa-In Summer Palace. Visit Bang Pa In Summer Palace. The original Bang Pa In Palace was built by King Prasat Thong on the island and was used as a country residence for the later kings of the Ayutthaya period. However, after the capital moved to Bangkok, Bang Pa In was abandoned for 80 years, to be revived by King Rama V. He commanded the construction of additional buildings – theatres, temples and monuments in a mixture of European, Chinese and Thai styles.
Lunch will be provide at riverside restaurant.
Transfer you to within Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient capital was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong and it was from here that the Siamese ruled their Kingdom for 417 years. Continue to Ayutthaya Ancient Palace, was original built King U-Thong in the 14 th century, and was expanded over the years. These pavilions were completely destroyed in 1767, leaving only brick foundation, porticos and walls.
Visit Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit. Phra Mongkhon Bophit, a large bronze cast Buddha image was originally enshrined in the open area outside the Grand Palace and later covered by a building in the reign of king Songtham. During the fall of Ayutthaya, the building was badly destroyed by fire. The one currently seen was reconstructed, but does not have as beautiful craftmanship as the previous one. The open area east of the sanctuary was where the royal cremation ceremonies took place.
Visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet. This is the most important temple within the Royal Palace compound and the original from which the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok has been copied. Three outstanding Ceylonese style pagodas were built during the 15th century to enshrine the ashes of three Ayutthayan kings.
Then visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, was established by the command of King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. It is believed that the wat is located on the site of his former home. The reason for building this monastery was to make merit for his mother. Prince Damrong Rachanuphap noted that its architecture was similar to that of Angkor Wat and inferred that the wat might have been built to commemorate the king’s victory over Cambodia. Leave form Ayutthaya pass green paddy fields, villages, and temples then return to bangkok.