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From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Historical Park Small-Group Day Trip

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58 reviews

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Historical Park Small-Group Day Trip

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand
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Explore the spectacular temples of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. Visit iconic sites including Wat Mahathat, Bang Pa In Royal Palace, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol on a full-day tour from Bangkok.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish
Pickup optional
Please wait for pickup in your hotel lobby
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful temples of Ayutthaya
  • Visit interesting locations including Wat Mahathat, Bang Pa In Royal Palace, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol
  • Learn all about the ancient Thai kingdom from your experienced tour guide
Full description

Visit sites that date back to 1350 at the Ayutthaya Historical Park. Learn about Buddhist history, architecture, and religion as you explore countless temples with your experienced tour guide. In the 18th century, much of Ayutthaya was destroyed by Burmese invaders; witness the structures in their various states of disrepair. Tree roots growing around scattered Buddha heads only adds to the historical charm of this unique destination. After departing from Bangkok bright and early, see Bang Pa-In Royal Palace en route to Ayutthaya. Used as a summer residence for ancient Thai kings, the golden pagodas and serene pools make for a great introduction to the region’s glorious past. After arriving in Ayutthaya, take several hours to explore fascinating ancient religious sites including Wat Mahathat, where a decapitated Buddha head sits nestled between ancient tree roots. Continue to Wat Mongkol Borpit, known for its enormous seated Buddha statue. Discover Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the most holy and important complex of the ancient Thai capital. Finally, explore Wat Chaiwatthanaram, known for its towering stone chedis. This site is one of the main reasons Ayutthaya was awarded UNESCO status in 1991.

Includes
  • Visit to the temples of Ayutthaya
  • Guide
  • Visit to Wat Mahathat
  • Visit to Bang Pa In Royal Palace
  • Visit to Wat Chaiwatthanaram
  • Visit to Wat Yai Chai Mongkol
  • Transportation between attractions in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (depending on option selected)
  • Entry fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Please meet at National Stadium BTS Station Exit 2. Your tour guide will be holding a TripGuru sign waiting for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Visitors are required to cover up to enter the temples
  • Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees
  • No ripped pants or shorts are allowed
  • The free pickup zone includes hotels in the following areas: Khao San Road, Narathiwas Ratnakarin, Sathorn Road (North and South), Pratunam, Wireless Road. Meet your guide in your hotel lobby
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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As a family of 5 we took a private tour in our own minibus, which was only marginally more expensive than a group tour. Our guide, Joy, met us at our hotel as planned and we had a very informative and excellently guided tour. The transport was excellent and our guide provided lots of knowledge and insight. We had lunch (own expense) at a wonderful restaurant overlooking the river. Overall it was a really great experience and I would highly recommend.

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August 7, 2022

Jintana, aka Jin, was an amazing tourguide. She is a walking, talking Thailand encyclopedia. She took the time to answer our questions even "curious" questions from our 9 yo and 11 yo. Jin also made it fun for adults and kids alike by giving us pop questions and prizes. Although we could've done the tour sans guide, we would not have fully enjoyed the history behind Ayutthaya without Jin. Before we headed back to Bangkok, Jin treated the group with a sweet treat called Roti sai mai. If you had to choose one activity with a guide, I highly recommend this. Side note: It was a beautiful day but really hot. Definitely wear something light or bring an umbrella/hat and plenty of water!

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July 25, 2022

Great day!!! Driver and guide we’re there right on time! Tar was our guide and she was great, super nice, offered to take all the pictures, kept everyone with a smile all throughout the tour The places we went to are breath taking. Tar knew all her history and fun facts! Great day

July 21, 2022

Product ID: 367045