This year, why not enjoy the watery fun of Songkran in the stunning surrounds of Ayutthaya? Pickaboo is offering an exciting 3-day, 2-night trip that combines culture and history with traditional Thai New Year celebrations in the ancient capital of Siam.

On 13th April, you’ll drive down to Ayutthaya to take a historic trip to the Great Temple of Chai Mongkol. The temple’s magnificent chedi, which can be seen from all over town, was built by King Naresuan in honour of his victory over the Burmese in 1592.

In the afternoon, your group will be taken to the Elephant Sanctuary, where you’ll board traditional tuk-tuks and be furnished with water pistols and talcum powder ready to take part in Thai New Year ceremonies. No need to worry about your electronic devices. Tour guides will supply waterproof pouches to protect them.

After a tuk-tuk tour of the city, you’ll relax before boarding the Pa Suk Princess for a leisurely dinner cruise on the river.

On Day 2, you’ll visit the charming royal palace at Bang Pa In, before watching demonstrations of Thai arts and crafts at Bang Sai Royal Folk and Arts Centre.

After lunch, there will be a guided tour of the World Heritage site of ancient Ayutthaya to explore its impressive temples. When you’ve completed your tour, you’ll be taken to enjoy more of the city’s joyful Songkran celebrations.

On your final day, you’ll share your good fortune with local orphans by handing out lunch packages at Wat Sakaew in Ang Thong province. Your final destination is the Violet Temple (Wat Muang), a highly revered Buddhist site, which boasts the largest species of pink lotus in the world. There you can also see the biggest pure silver Buddhist image in the country.

Contact info@pickabooclub.com to book your Songkran trip.