A Weekend to Visit Hidden Museums, Relics of Ancient Cities, Ruins of Old Temples, and Many Sites of Interest in the Central Region of Thailand
The Central Region, consisting of 22 provinces, is a land of civilisation originating from the prehistoric era which had been developing continuously till the Ayutthaya and Bangkok periods. The region is the country’s most fertile land as well as the most densely populated region. In addition, the central region also consists of many old human settlements, ancient cities, historical sites, and little-known museums. The two great rivers of the north, the Ping and the Nan, join at Nakhon Sawan in the central plains to form the Chao Phraya River, Thailand’s most important waterway. The broad streams flowing into the Chao Phraya are crisscrossed by a network of canals. Due to the ease of communication and easy access to the Gulf of Siam, this area has been a Thai power base for the last 600 years, culminating in the great cities of Ayutthaya and Bangkok.
Under the leadership of Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant, The Siam Society will organise a weekend trip to visit some of the little-known museums, relics of ancient cities, old temple ruins, moats and city walls, and many sites of interest in 3 provinces of the Central Region: Singburi, Chai Nat, and Nakhon Sawan, from Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 September 2019. The trip will consist of a visit to beautiful stucco reliefs of Wat Lai, Chainat Muni National Museum, Inburi National Museum, ruins and the museum of the ancient city of Muang Chansen, the old city of Muang Wesali, the ruins and museum of Ban Khok Mai Den, and the old city of Ban Ku Muang in Inburi.
The group will depart The Siam Society by bus on Saturday 21 September at 7.30am and is expected to return to The Siam Society on Sunday 22 September at 10pm. Members will spend the Saturday night at a hotel in Nakhon Sawan Province.
The tentative programme will be as follows:
Day 1: Saturday 21 September 2019
|7.30am||Depart The Siam Society for Nakhon Sawan province by bus|
|10.30am||Visit the old city of Muang Chansen and the local museum|
|11.30am||Proceed to Tak Fa district, Nakhon Sawan province|
|Noon||Lunch at a local restaurant in Tak Fa district|
|Afternoon||Visit the ruins at the old city of Wesali in Phaisali district|
|Late afternoon||Proceed to Muang district of Nakhon Sawan province|
|Evening||Dinner at a local restaurant and check in at a hotel in Nakhon Sawan|
|–||Overnight at 42C The Chic Hotel in Nakhon Sawan|
Day 2: Sunday 22 September 2019
|–||Breakfast at the hotel|
|Morning||Visit temples and historical sites in Muang district of Nakhon Sawan|
|–||Visit ruins and local museum at Ban Khok Mai Den in Phayuha Khiri district|
|Noon||Lunch at a local restaurant in Chai Nat province|
|Afternoon||Visit Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan and Chainat Muni National Museum in Chai Nat|
|–||Visit Inburi National Museum and the old city of Ban Ku Muang in Singburi|
|–||Visit Wat Lai and a museum in Tha Wung district|
|En route||Dinner at a local restaurant|
|10pm||Arrive back at the Siam Society|
The contribution of THB 8,000 (THB 9,000 for non-members) will cover transportation, five meals, accommodation at 2 persons per room (single room surcharge THB 600) for one night, entrance fee, and other costs incurred to make this trip possible. There is a 4% surcharge for credit/debit card payment to cover bank charges. Please pay by cash or cheque payable to “The Siam Society”. Alternatively, you can deposit/transfer the money to The Siam Society travel account at TMB Bank, Asoke Branch, saving account no.053-2-18000-7. Please fax or e-mail the deposit or transfer docket to us.
The Siam Society reserves the right to change the programme as necessary. Seats are limited. Please book your place as soon as possible. For further information and bookings please contact Khun Prasert or Khun Supanut.