Feel the sacred atmosphere at Wat Yai Chaimongkol and Wat Phra Srisanphet.
Take in the stunning views on a cruise along the Chao Phraya River.
Enjoy an on-board buffet lunch including Thai cuisine.
Welcome to Ayutthaya - a historic city and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ayutthaya used to be the capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom and the biggest city in the world. Before the invasion of the Burmese, Ayutthaya was the trade center of Asia and attracted merchants from all over the world. After being burned by the invaders, Ayutthaya still has many temple and palace ruins exhibiting its past glory. Our Ayutthaya day trip from Bangkok will take you to the most-visited temple ruins, a royal palace and a popular relaxing cruise.
In the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel. After about an hour's ride, we will reach our first stop of the Bangkok to Ayutthaya day trip - Wat Yai Chaimongkol (Great Monastery of Auspicious Victory), the oldest temple complex in this city. Built in the 14th century, Wat Yai Chaimongkol was once the royal temple when Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam. It was ransacked by the Burmese in 1767 and was rebuilt in the 1950s. Here you will see the local landmark - the main chedi (Buddhist stupa), where you can climb up and get a panorama of this temple complex, and the famous 28-meter-long reclining Buddha statue.
Then we will head to Wat Phra Mahathat (Monastery of the Great Reli), a temple ruin situated on the center of Ayutthaya. With a history of over 600 years, Wat Phra Mahathat is one of the oldest Khmer Buddhist temple complex. As once loot by the Burmese, the Wat Phra Mahathat only leaves the visitors the massive foundation and rows of headless Buddha statues, which reflect the erstwhile splendor. You will also find the famous Buddha head statue embraced by the huge tree trunks and roots.
Friendly reminder: We suggest you squat down when you take photo with the Buddha sculptures, as it is believed that the mortals cannot be taller than Buddha.
Afterwards, we will go to Wat Phra Srisanphet, the biggest and holiest Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya. Located at grounds of the former royal palace, Wat Phra Srisanphet once only served the royals for religious ceremonies. It is famous for the three tapering chedis where the royal relics of three Ayutthaya King are kept.
After the morning visits, you will be escorted to board on the Grand Pearl for a cruise with a buffet lunch. Embraced by the breathtaking scenery of Chao Phraya River, you will enjoy a delicious lunch with multiple choice including Thai cuisine. This relaxing cruise will take you back to Bangkok. After disembarking, your guide will escort you back to hotel. We wish you enjoy your Ayutthaya day tour from Bangkok and go home with beautiful memories!
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- Service of English-speaking guide as per itinerary.
- Transfers in private A/C vehicle with experienced driver.
- Monuments Entrance fees per the itinerary.
- A lunch as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Accommodation and any other meals.
- Personal expenses (insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
- Thailand Visa fees.
- Tips for guides and drivers.