Visit the Ayutthaya temples on this cultural day tour from Bangkok, it’s a highlight of any Thailand visit. The tour to the ancient capital of Siam includes a trip by riverboat, a must-do activity when you’re in Bangkok, with close-up views of the temples and historic sites that line the Chao Phraya River.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Lunch included
- Comprehensive tour by air conditioned bus/coach
- Conducted in English
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayutthaya is 53 miles (85 kilometres) north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was a thriving Siamese kingdom from 1350 until 1767, when it was captured by the Burmese. Today, Ayutthaya is know for its spectacular ruins and temples. Many of its temples are still intact, such as Wat Phra Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Panangcherng and Wat Chai Mongkol, known for its large bronze statue of the Reclining Buddha.
You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. The palace is a well-preserved ‘museum’, providing a glimpse into a time when Thailand was known as Siam.
On your full-day guided excursion from Bangkok you have a choice of visiting Thailand’s former ancient capital by boat and returning to Bangkok by van, or vice-versa. During the boat cruise to or from Ayutthaya you will see temples such as Wat Arun lining the Chao Phraya River.
Departure Point: Tour departs from Bangkok city hotels
Departure Time: 8am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return Details: Tour returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
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This trip is absolutely fantastic, from the minute you are picked up from your hotel to when you take the leisurely trip back to Bangkok via the river cruise. The ruins are amazing, I loved the visit to the King’s summer palace, well worth doing. This tour was the highlight of my visit to Bangkok and I highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Bangkok. This is definitely value for money and you come away with great memories.
Reviewed by: Cee C, Australia