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From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

1. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

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.

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Full-Day Trip with Cruise and Lunch

2. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Full-Day Trip with Cruise and Lunch

Step back in time with a visit to Ayutthaya, the capital during the golden age of Siam. Tour the magnificent ruins of temples with an expert guide, marvel at enormous Buddhas, and take a scenic river cruise. Enjoy included entrance fees, lunch, and transportation. Depart Bangkok in the morning and head to Ayutthaya by air-conditioned minibus. Upon arrival, make your first stop at Wat Lokayasutha and see the temple's famous giant reclining Buddha image. Continue to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, considered the most important temple in Ayutthaya. Hear about how this part of the royal palace complex served as the site for royal rituals. Next, visit Viharn Pra Mongkolborpit to admire the bronze Buddha statue in the style of "subduing Mara." At 12.45 meters (40.8 feet) tall, it's one of the largest images of Buddha in Thailand. From there, move on to one of the oldest and most significant temples in Ayutthaya's history, Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya. which once housed the Buddha's holy relic. Admire the famous Buddha head entwined within the roots of a Bodhi tree. Around noon, transfer to the Pasak River pier and cruise along to the Chaophraya River while enjoying an international buffet lunch. On the way, pass by a royal monastery, a church, and a mosque. Last but not least, finish your trip at the grand, riverside Wat Chaiwattanaram. Marvel at its compelling architectural style, influenced by the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, as you wander around the monumental grounds. The tour concludes with a transfer back to Bangkok.

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What people are saying about Ayutthaya

Really loved this tour. We were picked up on time from the hotel at 7:30am and we returned at 15:30. It took about 1hr20 and was a pleasant easy drive. Our guide, Sam, was very knowledgeable and took us to all the best places. Lunch was delicious. It was very hot and sticky, so the ice cold refresher towels provided half way through were wonderful. We found it useful to take an umbrella along. Each of the temples have similar layouts, but each one had something different to see. We enjoyed learning about the history of Thailand and this tour made it an unforgettable experience. Highly recommend this tour! It was fantastic.

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.

A very nice trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our guide Mhom entertained us very well and introduced us to the Ayutthaya Sights. A beautiful car and a caring driver made for a very nice overall experience. Our personal wishes and needs were very carefully considered. We felt very comfortable. Thanks very much!

Frumoasa experiență. Dacă tot ești în Bangkok merita sa vizitezi vechea capitala și cele mai principale obiective cu masina la scara, ghidul a fost foarte drăguț, ne-a povestit tot drumul despre toate obiectivele ba chiar a făcut multe glume :)

Our guide (Victor) was great, exceeded our expectations. All the history behind Ayutthaya was very interested, we had a great trip.