Ayutthaya Sunset Boat & UNESCO Temples: Multi-language private tour from Bangkok

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Explore the Ayutthaya UNESCO Heritage like no other! Your trip is inclusive of the scenic sunset boat ride around the island of Ayutthaya. Your trip begins at the Ayutthaya UNESCO Heritage sites such as Wat Yai Chai Mongkon, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Mahathat, and Wat Chai Wattanaram. All tickets are included so no hidden expenses. Different from other travelers, you will also visit Wat Phra Ngam and Wat Na Phra Meru. The former features the “Time Portal” gateway, and the latter is the only temple that wasn’t destroyed by the Burmese and shows the original beauty of Ayutthaya temple dating back 500+ years). Finally, you will conclude your tour with a peaceful sunset boat ride. You will see the real life of local people living along Ayutthaya Island while you enjoy this stunning water excursion.

What's Included

Admission tickets to all temples listed in itinerary

Admission tickets to the Summer Palace and all temples listed in itinerary

An authentic, Thai-taste dinner

An authentic, Thai-taste dinner (or lunch; choose only one meal)

Augment reality 2022 contents (playable on your mobile devices)

Private air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide speaking the language per your booking (EN, ZH, VI, ES, IT, FR, DE)

Professional guide speaking the language per your tour booking (EN, ZH, VI, ES, IT, FR, DE)

Romantic sunset boat ride around Ayutthaya Island.

Travel Accident Insurance (Max 1,000,000 THB per person)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Bang Pa In Palace
While the name “Bang Pa-In” palace is in Thai, its structure does not! Its architecture is inspired by the palace style from around the world such as Chinese, British and Russian styles. You should visit this place to see its intriguing “international” blends with your own eyes. This palace also has beautiful gardens, trees, and ponds. You will love this place if you are fond of taking photos.
On the historical side, Bang Pa-In Summer Palace was used by Thai kings as their summer retreat in the 17th century. However, the Palace was destroyed with the fall of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya and was restored by King Rama IV in the mid-19th century.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
The main exhibit of this temple “Wat Yai Chaimongkhon” is a bell-shaped Chedi. You can climb up to its platform to enjoy the stunning view of the temple. Moreover, the rectangular gallery also features a long line of dozens of stone images of the lord Buddha, to which Thai people come to pay homage and make merits. You will enjoy seeing Thai people worshipping the Lord Buddha, in addition to its spectacular rooftop views.
Regarding Thai history, the temple had a bond with King Naraesuan's reign. In 1592, when King Naresuan conquered the war with King Uparat of Myanmar, King Naresuan built a big chedi as the symbol of the conquest. The chedi was named "Chaimongkhon". Many Thai people called it "Chedi Yai". After that, these names were combined together into "Wat Yai Chaimongkhon".

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Historic City of Ayutthaya
Historic City of Ayutthaya houses Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the largest temple ruin in Ayutthaya which was awarded as a UNESCO Heritage site. This temple is a must-visit for all Ayutthaya travelers since this temple was the personal temple of Thai kings in the Ayutthaya period. The highlight of this temple is the three large stupas standing at the center of the temple. The stupas were built for containing relics of all Kings of Ayutthaya. The temple is highly valuable for people seeking to study Thai history.
For your information, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was located inside the Grand Palace of Ayutthaya and served as the royal Chapel, as Wat Phra Kaeo does in Bangkok. In Ayutthaya's heyday, this was the largest temple in the city. When King Borom Trai Lokanat commanded the construction of new living quarters, this residential palace was transformed into a temple and the establishment of Wat Phra Si Sanphet.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit
Viharn Pra Mongkolborpit houses one of the largest bronze Buddha images in Thailand. Many Thai Buddhists visit this temple to cherish the beauty of the huge golden Buddha image. The Buddha image is in the attitude of subduing Mara. This Buddha image has a lap measurement of 9.55 meters and a height of 12.45 meters. You will need to look up to the ceiling to admire the huge size of this Buddha image.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat is a UNESCO world heritage site. This temple is well-known to worldwide travelers for the Lord Buddha's head embedded in the Bodhi tree. Historically, Wat Mahathat was a royal temple of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It is one of the oldest and most significant temples in the history of Ayutthaya as it housed the Buddha's holy relic. Attractions in Wat Mahathat include remains of old buildings such as pagodas, octagonal pagodas, a royal hall, small temples, murals under a Bodhi tree, and the famous sand-stone Ayutthaya-style head of the Buddha image in a tree's root.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Phra Ngam
Wat Phra Ngam is another must-go old temple in Ayutthaya. The beauty of this holy site can be seen through the beautiful architecture of the structured octagon pagoda and the "Time Portal", the arched entrance made from bricks cuddled by the giant Bodhi Tree. The exotic appearance of this notable arch becomes the photo shooting spot for trendy foreign tourists.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Na Phra Men
Wat Na Phra Meru is the only temple in Ayutthaya that hasn't been destroyed by the Burmese and shows the most complete vision of Ayutthaya architecture. You will see the original beauty of the 500- year-old Ayutthaya temple here. In addition, the temple houses the green stone Buddha image dated back to the Dvaravati period. This stone Buddha statue is in a sitting position, which is only one of the five that exist in Thailand. After visiting this temple, you will have an authentic, Thai-taste dinner recommended by our guide.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
Wat Lokayasutharam features a huge reclining Buddha image, called Phra Bhuddhasaiyart. The Buddha image is about 37 meters long and 8 meters high. There is also a miniature of this buddha image in front of the huge one. Visitors are not allowed to do anything with the huge buddha image but can offer some oblations to the miniature one. Many tourists enjoy taking photos with the huge and the miniature to record their peaceful visit with these two buddha images.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Chaiwattanaram is one of the most visited historical sites of Ayutthaya. The Temple was ordered to be built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother, featuring the architectural style influenced by the Angkor temple in Cambodia-its unique feature is a large, central prang (Khmer-style pagoda) surrounded by smaller prangs, symbolizing Mount Sumeru, the gods' mountain according to Hindu belief. The lighting at night makes the temple even more exotic and beautiful.
As a bonus to your tour, our guides will bring you on a sunset boat ride, where you will see the romantic sunset on the Chao Phraya river bank, before leading you back to your comfy hotel.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


377brendanh, 30-09-2022
A wonderful experience ! Our guide Lin was very informative and explained the history of the different temples at each destination. She even took us to lesser known temples which was a real bonus. Lunch at a fantastic local restaurant was included and it was delicious! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and highly recommend using Lin as your guide. Thank you Lin !
Informative & lots of fun!
247breah, 30-09-2022
This tour was very informative and interesting. It was great seeing all the old temples and learning the history about it. Lin is such an amazing guide and I'd recommend her to anyone.
Fun, efficient, professional tour. Great trip!
davidrP5119CG, 21-09-2022
We had a lovely tour with Lin! She kept a great schedule and everything happened right on time. We saw a remarkable number of beautiful temples during the day and learned a lot about the history of Thailand and Ayutthaya, finishing the day off with a scenic boat ride. Great knowledge and customer service.
Very nice day trip
JenN08266, 25-09-2022
This is now our 3rd tour with Lin as she has done an amazing job to improve our vacation. We went to many temples today that we would never have found on our own. We even had the opportunity for a monk blessing. Lunch was very good as well. The driver Oley was very professional and always made sure we safely make it to each destination. I would recommend this to anyone interested in temples and culture to take this tour while in Thailand.
Great experience.
Ioseb K, 05-01-2023
One of the best day trips. Lin was super professional and had everything planned out perfect. We had a great time and learned a lot.
Tour was amazing, and our guide Lin was excellent.
0-Helios-0, 03-12-2022
The tour included several temples, great lunch, and a sunset riverboat ride. Our tour guide, Lin, took great care of us and was informative. 5 out of 5 would do it again.
All inclusive day trip!
kurisunG, 03-12-2022
Lin was a fantastic tour guide! We were hoping to get her since a lot of the other reviews mentioned her by name. Her and our driver Ole picked us up at our hotel, which was great that we didn’t have to go anywhere for a pickup. She took us to a bunch of different temples and hit all the highlights. We got plenty of time at each site and didn’t feel rushed. She even timed the sunset on the boat perfectly. Excellent day trip!
karrr408, 03-12-2022
Lin was great! Very friendly and always smiling. She rearranged our tour to fit us and our schedule. Thank you!
Fun day out
amytO4862KJ, 30-07-2022
The trip was really lovely ! The trip to the floating market was a highlight and the mango rice was yummy !! Definitely worth doing but the rice farm and coconut part was a little lacklustre and short like a stuck on add on .Our guide was very friendly and gave helpful tips !
Good day trip, don't expect a very historical tour
Mariana A, 26-11-2022
The tour covered most important temples and the organization was great, also Adam was very nice. I guess I just expected more historical background of the places we visited.

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