Private Ayutthaya Temples Tour From Bangkok

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Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a full-day trip out of Bangkok to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Ride from Bang Pa-in up to the Ayutthaya visiting ancient temples and monuments.

What's Included

Airbnb do not provide House name or number, we’re unable to pickup guests from Airbnb lodging.

All attractions entrance fee

English speaking guide at the time of sightseeing

Hotel pickup and drop-off at Bangkok City Area

Tasty Thai Lunch

Transport by air-conditioned private car

What's Not Included

Any item not included in inclusions

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Bang Pa In Palace
Following hotel pick up from Bangkok city area hotel at 8 am by English speaking guide start your private Ayutthaya day tour.
Your first stop will be Bang Pa In Palace. Bang Pa-In palace the summer palace of the Thai kings. It is located about 15 km south of the city of Ayutthaya and 50 km north of Bangkok at the Chao Phraya River. It was named after the island on which it was erected and which lies at a current loop of the river. Originally the palace was built around 1600 by King Prast Thong, who was also born here. All subsequent kings used this palace until the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767, during which the palace was also destroyed.
King Mongkut, Rama IV, revived this place. He and his son, the successor King Chulalongkorn (Phra Bat Somdet, Rama V) had built a new palace with many European elements. Before Mongkut became king, he enjoyed an education as a monk, which led him on extended journeys not only through Thailand but above all also to Europe. His son opened Thailand to the West.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Mahathat
Believed to be the spiritual centre of Early Ayutthaya Period, Wat Mahathat was the royal ceremonial ground for both religious and non-religious affairs before King Trailoknat replaced it with Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Built before Ayutthaya became the Siamese capital, the temple features a Khmer-style prang (now collapsed) which used to enshrine a miniature casket containing the Buddha’s relics (now on display at Chao Sam Phraya Museum). Apart from the principal prang, Wat Mahathat is the site of the lone Buddha's head entrapped by the roots of an overgrown banyan tree – today a popular icon of Ayutthaya. The head is closely guarded around the clock, and even the slightest gesture of disrespect (e.g. taking photographs while standing over the Buddha’s head) will not be tolerated.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
The Reclining Buddha managed to survive, however, and stretches 37 meters long and 8 meters high. It was once encased by a monastery building (which is now only foundations) and although the Buddha itself is quite weathered from being exposed to the elements, restoration work in the 1950s has ensured its survival.
The Buddha faces to the west, with its head resting on a lotus flower, and apparently the vertical straight arm, which is supporting the head indicates that it was built in the Middle Ayutthaya period (post 16th century). During the Early Ayutthaya period, Reclining Buddhas were sculpted with their supporting arm folded, making them distinctively different. Another standout feature of the Buddha is its toes, which are all exactly the same length, with the feet alone measuring 5 meters in length!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
One of the best-preserved ancient royal monasteries, situated just before the eastern entrance to the inner city, the temple is famous for its large reclining Buddha and a 62-metre inverted bell-shaped chedi (pagoda) built to commemorate King Naresuan’s victory over the Burmese. Set in vast landscaped grounds, the temple was constructed during King U-Thong’s reign (1350 – 1369) as a forest temple school. Surrounding the principal chedi are cloister walls lined with several Buddha images – a unique architectural feature of the Early Ayutthaya Period.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit
South of Wat Phra Si Sanphet, this stand-alone chapel was built to shelter a large bronze Buddha image, Phra Mongkol Bophit. It was ransacked and burned by the Burmese, then finally restored to its original glory in 1956. Although it houses a Buddha image, Wiharn Phra Mongkol Bophit is not a temple because it is the only structure standing, built on the original site of Wat Chi Chiang, which was burned down in 1767 along with the rest of Ayutthaya.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Historic City of Ayutthaya
The Historic City of Ayutthaya has to be one of the most impressive in the world. First built in 1350, it served as the capital of the Siamese Kingdom in modern day Thailand. After the fall of the equally impressive Angkor Empire, Ayutthaya was well positioned to fill in the power vacuum. Over the next four hundred years, it flourished as possibly The most important economic capital of the world as it was strategically positioned between India and China.Ayutthaya was the envy and example of many kingdoms near and far. The Japanese, Dutch, and many others describe the capital in awe and set up settlements for trade outside of the city limits. Siam at the time, was very strict about not letting outsiders inside the main city.
At last, it's an ideal opportunity to return. Furthermore, drop off you at your Bangkok City Hotel around 5 pm.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Excellent Private Ayutthaya Temple Tour!
536beatah, 21-02-2020
We have decided in last minute(on Saturday evening for Sunday) to take a private tour to Ayutthaya and were not sure it can be managed in a such short time. But in the morning well advance before agreed time our guide Miss Supatsara was already waiting for us. She was very attentive to our preferences for trip schedule and a focus of the tour. We enjoyed very much in depth information about history, current situation, daily life in Thailand she has shared with us. She was extremely kind and helpful in any aspect. It was a great day for us and closing of our travel through south east Asia. Highly recommendable!
Wonderful experience
simbaramses, 24-02-2020
Excellent experience. Our guide, Miss Supatsara Wonghong, was very good. Knowing history, but also good places to eat, shops, advices. Very kind and warm, it was a tour where we saw important parts of history and traditions. If you like a complete trip, with the right guide, this is the one.
Fun and educational tour
camier2014, 19-02-2020
This tour with our guide Rose was excellent! We had a fun-filled day learning about the history of temples and and ancient ruins of Ayutthaya. Rose is filled with knowledge and she enjoyed sharing it as we visited each location. She also took many photos of us. A private driver in an air-conditioned car would pick us up and drop us off at the entrance of each location. Also included with the tour was a delicious Thai lunch at an air-conditioned riverside restaurant which was a nice reprieve from the heat. Yes, it’s very hot there! We enjoyed our day so much with our guide Rose that we immediately booked her for another private tour for a different day! Thank you Rose for an amazing day and we look forward to our next tour with you!
Ótima experiência!
veronicab349, 04-01-2020
Despite the hot day the ride was very enjoyable! Our guide Miss Supatsara Wonghong was very kind, helpful and communicative, shared various local information and took us to lunch at a tasty buffet with various options. The car was air conditioned and very comfortable. We recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit various Buddhist temples and the beautiful king's palace in Ayutthaya where we feed some fishes and a cute turtle.
Excellent Private Tour of Ayutthaya
K1524AEdalec, 24-02-2020
It was very interesting to see the sites of the old capital of Siam. My tour guide from Mam Holidays was Miss Siriwaritsara Petcharapan. Siri went well above and beyond
the scope of a tour guide. She was a wealth of information about Ayutthaya. I would recommend the tour and Siri to everybody.

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