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Daytripping: The Historic City of Ayutthaya from Bangkok

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  • Trip Available tomorrow
  • Trip Duration: 9hs
  • Available Languages: English/Thai
  • Pickup & drop off to your hotel
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  • Food and/or beverages
  • Certified tour guide / instructor
  • Insurance

Highlights


Overview

Once upon a time, the Kingdom of Thailand was called Siam, whose first capital was Sukhothai in the north. Its second capital, a splendid site of prang (towers) and gigantic monasteries, was located not far from Bangkok. Ayutthaya was its name, and it flourished from the 14th to the 18th centuries deep in the country’s central plains.

Visit the ruins of this great capital, once Asia’s most magnificent, whose temples still stand despite invasion and fire from the Burmese army in the 18th century. Our day trip to the historical city of Ayutthaya will take you through the history and wonder of the old Siamese kingdom (Read: Thai Legacy in Ayutthaya Historical Park).

Your day begins at 6.30am, when you are picked up at your hotel by a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. After stopping by Bang Pa-In, the Thai monarchs’ Summer Palace, you will proceed to the protected UNESCO site. Once there, you will get to walk through the ruins of the old city and visit its majestic temples.

Watch out for the 600 year old Wat Mahathat, famous for its buddha head peeking out in between giant tree roots. Wat Mongkol Borpit is home to the largest sitting buddha in Ayutthaya, while Wat Phrasri Sanphet captivates with its three massive chedis (perfect panoramic photos at sunset!). Wat Lokiyasutharam is the most enigmatic of them all, as its origins are unknown. The temple enshrines a large reclining Buddha, constructed in the style of the Early Ayutthaya Period.


Program

6.30am
Pickup at your hotel in Bangkok
9.00am
Stop @ Summer Palace - the Royal Palace at Bang Pa In is the Thai royals’ retreat from the city where they occasionally host dignitaries
10.30am
Arrive at the ancient capital of Ayutthaya - roam the ruins of the city and its temples
11.30am
Lunch buffet at a Thai restaurant
12.30pm
Wat @ Ayutthaya - go to a number of Wat (Temples) in Ayutthaya; namely Wat Mahathat, Wat Mongkol Borpit, Wat Phrasri Samphet and Wat Lokiyasutharam
4.00pm
Return to Bangkok
5.30pm
Drop-off at your hotel
Note
Free Pickup from Khao San Road, Pratunam, Silom, Sathorn, Siam, Sukhumvit (from Soi 1 to 39 and from Soi 2 to 24). If your hotel is located in different areas, you will need to come at 7.00am @ Holiday inn Siam Bangkok Hotel, 889 Rama 1 RD, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan , Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330

Reviews

  • Thalia

    21. 05. 2018

    This tour was absolutely fantastic. The guide is very knowledgeable and shared interesting facts with us. Aside from his little jokes, he also shed some light about Thai people and the culture which made the tour less touristy and genuine. If I am bringing friends over to Bangkok, this is a tour that I will definitely bring them to/recommend!

  • Nina

    18. 05. 2018

    Great experience, the guide has been amazing! The visit around Ayutthaya was absolutely perfect :) Highly recommended!

  • Sofie

    02. 05. 2018

    Very happy well worth the trip. Good tour guide with a sense of humor. Good amount of time st each destination. I recommend this tour.

  • Ste

    14. 04. 2018

    Tour guide had good kwnoledge of the sites, also handouts available On the down side lunch break was below expectation ... food quantity OK but quality not what one expects from Thai kitchen. Location of lunch was just bad... this made me feel the trip is overpriced. It shoud not be that difficult to find a local restaurant in the area with proper food

  • Sarnata

    07. 03. 2018

    We kept to the timeline and had plenty of time. Rin was a great guide and very clear about history and opportunities for exploring. I am vegetarian and I was able to get a veggie dish at lunch.

  • Emily

    01. 03. 2018

    Really attractive city, thanks to our great guide told us stories about magnificent Ayutthaya Kingdom, knowing the history make the city more beautiful, experience you can not miss!

  • Paul

    25. 02. 2018

  • Sophie

    05. 02. 2018

    This is a city full of beautiful Wats, a must go place when you are in Thailand, remember to wear proper clothes for temple, get to know much about the history and religion, very nice experience!

  • Isabella

    05. 02. 2018

    Ayutthaya is impressive, the city is amazing and the ruin shows a different kind of beauty, also provide an insight about Thai history, good for architecture lover as well, really good daytrip from Bangkok


FAQ

  • Pickup & Drop-off at your hotel by air-conditioned transport
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Lunch
  • All Entrance fees (Royal Palace 100 THB, Wat Mahathat 50 THB, Wat Mongkol Borpit 50 THB, Wat Phrasri Samphet 50 THB, Wat Lokiyasutharam 50 THB)
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses / hat
  • Comfortable shoes

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