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Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Lopburi Monkey Temple Private Day Trip

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Activity provider: Amazing Asia Tours

Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Lopburi Monkey Temple Private Day Trip

Activity provider: Amazing Asia Tours

From US$ 171.63 per person

Visit the old capital and ancient home of the Siamese kings on a full-day, private tour starting from your hotel in Bangkok.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the ancient capital of Siam from a local guide
  • See the highlights of Ayutthaya such as Wat Phra Si Sanphet
  • Meet and feed the monkeys at the Phra Prang Sam Yod located in Lopburi
  • Visit the largest bronze Buddhas in Thailand
Full description

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.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed driver
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Tips
  • Additional food and drink

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  • You will need to leave all your valuable items in the car when visiting the monkey temple, as the monkeys are prone to stealing anything shiny they can get their hands on
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Pan and Titi made a fantastic team, and we had a great day with them! Our tour actually occurred in reverse order, with a visit to the monkey temple first and then Ayutthaya temples afterwards. The monkeys were certainly memorable, though on the day we were there they were a little aggressive so we did not linger with them very long. The temples were so beautiful, and Pan did an excellent job teaching us about Thai Buddhism and history - we learned a lot! We also appreciated that Pan and Titi were flexible when we needed to end our day a little earlier than expected, condensing the tour so that we still got to see the greatest hits!

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January 16, 2023

Jill was the very best tour guide on this unique adventure. Our first stop was the monkey temple, which was unlike anything I have seen before. Jill really took great care to provide both the historical and current information to make it interesting. Our second stop was the ancient city and its temples. The many cultural connections and details really set this trip apart from others. Jill, we appreciate you and your knowledge. Thank you for making this so memorable!

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January 4, 2023

Incredible experience! Jill our guide was awesome! Super knowledgeable and open to questions about the history of the sites, Thailand, and Buddhism. We had a great time, our driver was great and the drive didn’t feel long either. We never felt bored. Would absolutely recommend, especially to those who love and value Thai history, as well as those who love to explore! Also, not to forget, the drive to the monkey temple is certainly worth it! The highlight of the trip for sure!

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December 4, 2022

Product ID: 193538