Bangkok Minitrip 7: Heritage of the Khmers
3 days/2 nights (private tour)
*Khao Yai National Park is the most famous wildlife park and nature reserve in Thailand.
*The magnificent temples of Phanom Rung and Pimai are the most impressive Khmer temple complexes in Thailand.
*Traditional artisanal I-san villages
Day 1: Bangkok - Khao Yai National Park (approx. 160 km)
You will drive to Khao Yai National Park, Thailand's most famous wildlife park and nature reserve. Following the main route through the park, you will stop at Heo Narok and Heo Suwat waterfalls, several viewpoints, and have lunch at the park's main camp. Along the way you will see exotic birds, deer and monkeys that are sometimes curiously waiting for passers-by! In the afternoon you will arrive at your hotel, located near the entrance to the national park.
Day 2: Khao Yai - Phanom Rung - Korat (approx. 240 km)
After breakfast you will drive to one of the most impressive Khmer temples in Southeast Asia, the “Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung”. The temple is built on the top of an elaborate volcano from which you have a beautiful view of Cambodia and the plateau of the I-san. After lunch, visit the nearby Muang Tham Temple and visit the artisan pottery village of Dan Kwian. In the afternoon you arrive in Korat, where you stay 1 night.
Day 3: Korat - Phimai - Bangkok (approx. 290 km)
You will visit the typical I-san village of Ban Prasat. Then drive to Phimai where you will take a walk through Sai Ngam Park, where you can see the largest “Banyan Tree” in Thailand. Then you will visit the 'Angkor Wat of Thailand', the imposing sandstone and laterite Khmer castle Prasat Hin Phimai and the nearby museum. After lunch you will make a stop at the Lam Takhong reservoir. In the afternoon you arrive in Bangkok
With us Included
-2 nights accommodation
-meals: daily breakfast; lunch on day 1, 2 and 3
-all described excursions with associated entrance fees (unless stated otherwise)
- transport by air-conditioned car or minivan with an expert driver
-Guidance during the trip by expert English-speaking local guide
Place - Accommodations
1 x Khao Yai - The Greenery Resort - 3.5 Stars (3.5/5)
1 x Korat - The Imperial Hotel and Convention Centre Korat- 4 Stars (4/5)
Prices are per person and on request.