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From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

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From US$ 117.02 per person

Escape Bangkok for the day and journey to the Ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Visit 5 UNESCO-listed temples and the National Museum which contains important artifacts from the kingdom's 417-year history.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Bangkok city center. This pickup service is available only for those who are staying in the Khaosan, Sathorn, Silom, Siam, and Pratunam areas, and Sukhumvit from Soi 1 to 39 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even).
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a daytrip to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand
  • Marvel at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and the royal palace grounds
  • Journey to Wat Mahathat, one of the oldest and most significant temples
  • Visit Wat Ratchaburana where gold treasures were found in 1957
  • Explore the collections in the Chao Samphraya National Museum
  • Enjoy lunch at Krungsri River Hotel before visiting more important monasteries
Full description

Choose to meet your guide at the meeting point or take advantage of hotel transfer services from your accommodation in Bangkok. Drive towards the Ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Make your first stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet which was for a long time considered to be the spiritual center of Thailand. Situated within the royal palace grounds, the temple is the royal monastery and is a model of the royal temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Then, head to Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya which is one of the oldest and most significant temples in the history of Ayutthaya as it housed the Buddha's holy relic. The temple is most famous for the Buddha head situated in a Bodhi tree root. Next, stop at Wat Ratchaburana which houses a large number of Buddha images and gold artifacts. Enjoy lunch that will be served at Krungsri River Hotel. In the afternoon, continue on to the Chao Samphraya National Museum. Admire the most important objects here including the Buddha relics found inside the crypt of Wat Mahathat and other golden treasures like the golden sword, the golden headgear (hat), the miniature royal regalia, golden sculptures, and more. Then, visit Wat Lokaya Sutharam to see the 42-meter-long reclining white Buddha.

Last but not least, finish the trip at Wat Chaiwattanaram which rests on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Learn about how the temple was ordered to built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother featuring the architectural style influenced by the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. Arrive back in Bangkok at around 5 PM.

Includes
  • Return transportation by air-conditioned van or mini-coach with an experienced driver
  • All entrance tickets
  • Lunch at Krungsri River Hotel
  • Water
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Khaosan, Sathorn, Silom, Siam, and Pratunam areas, and Sukhumvit area from Soi 1 to 39 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside the areas listed in inclusions
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Visitors are requested to be dressed properly and appropriately upon entering the temples
  • Pickup points are only for hotels located in the following areas: Khaosan, Sathorn, Silom, Siam, Pratunam, and Sukhumvit area from Soi 1 to 39 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 331 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had a great time with Mhom, our guide, and Sam, our driver. We had originally booked to be picked up from a metro station but were kindly picked up from the hotel which saved us some effort and a very early start. The car was very clean and the air conditioning was a blessing. The journey to and from Ayuttthaya was smooth and Sam was always around the corner waiting for us between temples. It was very hot and Mhom was attentive to our needs, building in a cooling cafe stop. The sites were fascinating and picturesque. Mhom was very informative and full of energy.

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March 5, 2022

If you have enough time in Bangkok to do a full day tour outside of Bangkok this is a great tour. Ayutthaya is an impressive site. We visited at least 6 or 7 locations in this area throughout the day. The guide Siri was really good about both giving us history as well as bringing in stories about the Royals and the history of the various palaces. He also very patiently took lots of pictures of the 3 couples that were on this tour. The driver was also very safe and good. The one thing that I know is outside the purview of the guide or this company is Thailand/Ayutthaya and UNESCO needs to stop the riding of elephants around this area. It was very disturbing to see the elephants who were in bad shape walking around. Also, in this day and age of Coronavirus not sure a buffet lunch is still a great idea. Maybe box lunches should be in order until this all passes. I would definitely recommend this company to do a tour of Ayutthaya.

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March 18, 2020

An interesting well-planned excursion, slightly exhausting, but at the same time quite eventful. Personally, I would like to know more details about the architectural features of the places visited and a little more information about the history of Thailand. Each attraction had enough time for self-examination and photography. The bus is comfortable, the lunch is delicious, in a pleasant place. Keep in mind that a small group is about 15 people.

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March 14, 2020

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