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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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4.7 / 5

based on 29 reviews

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!

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!

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

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

Amazing ! Kindly guide and professional driver, comfortable car, nice pictures and memories