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Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Lopburi Monkey Temple Private Day Trip

1. Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Lopburi Monkey Temple Private Day Trip

Witness the glory of the ancient capital of Siam, Ayutthaya, on a private guided tour. Discover the temple and palace ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Lopburi Monkey Temple. Meet your guide your hotel lobby at 9 AM. Depart for Ayuthaya, which is about 1 hour from Bangkok. First, visit Wat Phu Khao Thong, or the Monastery of the Golden Mount, which is located just outside Ayuthaya. Then, proceed to the ancient palace and Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Make a stop at Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit, one of the largest bronze Buddhas in Thailand. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive another hour to the province of Lopburi, one of the oldest cities in the country. Discover how this city was historically within the large Khmer empire and was briefly the capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The biggest tourist draw in Lopburi is Phra Prang Sam Yod - also known as the Monkey Temple. See mischievous macaques that live in the temple grounds and surrounding streets, happy to relieve people strolling by of snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and other items. After saying goodbye to the monkeys, return to your hotel in Bangkok.

Bangkok: Private Car Hire to Lopburi the Monkey City

2. Bangkok: Private Car Hire to Lopburi the Monkey City

Explore Lopburi, the former abandoned capital city of Thailand, now famous for the hundreds of Macaque monkeys that have overrun the area. Discover the secrets of Lopburi, which was once home to King Narai, and trace the steps of Thai history. Purchase some snacks from the onsite monkey temple to feed your new furry friends and try to snap a selfie, but watch out as these monkeys can be a little mischievous. Wander around Narai palace and visit the impressive Khmer ruin and San Phra Kan, a modern spirit shrine. Then relax on your way back to your hotel in your own private car.

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4.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

fantastic trip, Ayutthaya is 100% worth the visit, there were plenty of cheaper options but this one having our guide made it that bit easier he explained everything to us very good knowledge and took some excellent photos I was slightly skeptical about adding on the monkey tour as it added the price up however now I look back it was a highlight of our trip, amazing experience and memories and massive thank you to our guide he was brilliant

Tour Guide Jill and Driver Happy we’re so wonderful. The van was spacious and comfortable. I took a nap to the Monkey Temple (2 hours). You and your group are treated very well, bathrooms, water, lunch and special touches like a fan and flowers for the temple. Highly recommend this tour! Only room for improvement was the communication for the pick up time. I had to call since I didn’t hear from them.

Excellent excursion. Our guide, Jill, made us feel comfortable taking care of every need for the whole day. Private transport with a very comfortable and luxurious minivan. Lunch in a local Thai restaurant with the possibility of ordering what we wanted. Jill also bought some typical products from time to time for us to taste and gave us information on Thai life and culture. Highly recommended

Jill Kittaya was an excellent guide. She is full of knowledge in history, architecture and religion. She just made our trip! She is very friendly and made us feel very special. Paul our driver got us safely to the monkey temple and Ayutthaya. Highly recommend this experience!!!

My travel agent was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about each exhibit and friendly. Overall it was a great experience.