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Ayutthaya: 3-Hour Sunset Ride Bike Excursion

Ayutthaya: 3-Hour Sunset Ride Bike Excursion

From US$ 47.28 per person

This Ayutthaya Sunset Ride is a 3-4 hour bicycle excursion through Ayutthaya by night. Somehow all the temples seem to be more magical at night and this tour will give you a different perspective on the ruined temples.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a Thai snack at the Ayutthaya night market
  • Cycle along the famous Wat Mahathat
  • Stop at the beautifully illuminated Wat Phra Si Sanphet
  • Visit the magnificent Wat Chai Wattanaram
  • Make a stop at the huge reclining Buddha, Wat Lokayasutharam
  • Choose between a shared or private tour
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During this Ayutthaya Sunset Ride, explore the former capital of Thailand and UNESCO World Heritage Site by night. After sunset, the ruins and temples in the ancient capital are beautifully illuminated by spotlights from the ground contrasting with the pitch black sky. With explanations from your guide, imagine how beautiful Ayutthaya’s temples were and how powerful the Thai kings of Ayutthaya were before its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767. As soon as you have selected a bicycle, ride to the pier where you will board a ferry to cross the Pa Sak River. Once you arrived on the other side, cycle through Chao Phrom Market, the most famous local market in Ayutthaya. Then cycle along Chankasem Palace, nowadays a national museum, the old prison and Hua Ro Market before you arrive at Bang Ian Night Market. Park your bicycles and walk through this busy night market with many vendors selling clothes and, of course, food. Have appetizers here and get a glimpse of the local nightlife. Once the sun has set, cross the road to Wat Mahathat, one of the most famous temple complexes in Ayutthaya Historical Park. Wat Mahathat, a royal monastery, once served as the seat of the Sangaraja, the head of the Buddhist monks. Continue your spectacular evening bike ride and pass the illuminated Wat Ratchaburana and Wat Phra Ram. Of course, you can stop to make some pictures. The next impressive temple will be Wat Phra Si Sanphet built in several phases during the 15th and 16th-centuries. It was located inside the compound of the Grand Palace and served as a royal chapel. After the Burmese conquered Ayutthaya, the temple was sacked and mostly destroyed; all that remained were the three chedis which contain the ashes of three Ayutthaya kings. For dinner, you will stop at a local restaurant where your guide will order some delicious Thai dishes. After dinner, continue exploring Ayutthaya and cycle over the bridge to cross the Chao Phraya River where you will be able to see the illuminated ruins of the magnificent Wat Chaiwattanaram in the distance. A couple of minutes later, you will be standing in front of this stunning temple complex, wonderfully lit up at night. Wat Chaiwattanaram was built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother, featuring the architectural style influenced by the Angkor temple in Cambodia. The moon, shining brightly high up in the dark sky, makes this amazing temple look even more magical. Before returning to the office, make a last stop at Wat Lokayasutharam to take a picture of the huge reclining Buddha, the largest in Ayutthaya. While cycling back, you pass the enlightened Ayutthaya City Pillar or Lak Muang. People visit the city pillar to make offerings and pray for good fortune, pregnancy and other favors. Arrive at the office again where this amazing Ayutthaya sunset bicycle adventure ends.

  • Bicycle and bicycle helmet
  • English-speaking guide
  • Boat crossing
  • Snack at the night market
  • Thai dinner at a local restaurant
  • Water
  • Insurance
  • Ayutthaya cycling excursion
  • Gratuities/ tip for the tour guide (optional)

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Please meet us at our place/meeting point, in Ayutthaya about 5 - 10 minutes before starting time, thanks.

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Know before you go

  • Minimum age to join the Ayutthaya Sunset Ride is 12-years-old
  • Minimum number of 2 persons required to operate the tour
  • Reservations for the Ayutthaya Sunset Ride should be made at least 48-hours before tour start
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4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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In the heat of Ayuttaya, discovering the city and its temples by bike is welcome! Scotty is a very good guide, pedagogue and friendly who knew how to make us discover the city from a new angle, in complete safety.

March 3, 2020

Interesting and fun, warm (during the day), friendly guide (if we were concerned a little harder / better articulate), good bikes, well cared for.

October 9, 2018

January 23, 2023

Product ID: 68261