Ayutthaya Day Tour: Spiritual Architecture in the Ancient City

Discover the most famous temples in the iconic ancient city of Ayutthaya and leave with a new appreciation of the architecture of Thailand!

Bangkok, Thailand
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Highlights

  • 9 hour tour of Ayutthaya
  • Meals/refreshments included
  • Transportation fare included
  • Admission fees are included
  • A lovely local guide to show you around, every step of the way!

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Discover the beautiful ancient city of Ayutthaya in Thailand during this 9 hour tour! Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya is located north of Bangkok and it used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Siam, and a prosperous international trading port. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues.

 

This is an awesome all-in-one trip to Ayutthaya; you’ll be visiting four temples, strolling along the historical site, grabbing some local foods, learning about the Thai culture and the history, feeding elephants, and much more. Once an important center of global diplomacy and commerce, Ayutthaya is now an archaeological ruin, characterized by the remains of tall prang (reliquary towers) and Buddhist monasteries of monumental proportions, which give an idea of the city’s past size and the splendor of its architecture. You’ll visit sites like Bang Pa-In Palace (also known as the Summer Palace) which King Prasat Thong constructed in 1632.

 

Your host, Au Saris, believes friendship is important more than money. She enjoys showing guests the beauty of this land and you’ll learn a lot from her. Feel free to ask any questions and let her know if there’s a specific point of interest you’d like to discover!

 

Itinerary

07:00 - Meet up at our meeting point: MRT Station (Chatuchak Park) or BTS Station (Mo Chit)

08:00 - First temple: Wat Phanan Choeng - very renowned temple in Ayutthaya. It was influenced by Chinese settlers in the past. There is a giant Buddha statue located inside.

09:00 - Second temple: Wat Na Phra Meru. It stands tall nearby the historical park of Ayutthaya and is a very splendid sight!

10:00 - Third temple: Wat Mongkhon Bophit. It dates back over hundreds of years old. After much reconstruction, it is now the heart of Buddhist Ayutthaya inhabitants.

10:30 - Visit the Historical Park where all the destroyed ruins are located. You will get to feel how the city was like over 400 years ago.

11:30 - Feed and see lovely elephants at Wang Chang Ayutthaya.

12:30 - Enjoy a delicious, local lunch at Bend Market.

13:30 -  Visit Bang Pa-in Royal Palace, also known as the Summer Palace.

15:30 - Fourth temple: Wat Niwet Thammaprawat. It is very special because it is a Buddhist temple but built in Gothic style, just like a Cathedral!

16:30 - Head back to your original meeting point.

 

Meeting Point

- MRT Station (Chatuchak Park)

- BTS Station (Mo Chit)

 

Departs

Weekends only

 

Time

7AM-4:30PM

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