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  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

    1. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

    Choose to meet your guide at the meeting point or take advantage of hotel transfer services from your accommodation in Bangkok. Drive towards the Ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Make your first stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet which was for a long time considered to be the spiritual center of Thailand. Situated within the royal palace grounds, the temple is the royal monastery and is a model of the royal temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Then, head to Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya which is one of the oldest and most significant temples in the history of Ayutthaya as it housed the Buddha's holy relic. The temple is most famous for the Buddha head situated in a Bodhi tree root. Next, stop at Wat Ratchaburana which houses a large number of Buddha images and gold artifacts. Enjoy lunch that will be served at Krungsri River Hotel. In the afternoon,...

    If you have enough time in Bangkok to do a full day tour outside of Bangkok this is a great tour. Ayutthaya is an impressive site. We visited at least 6 or 7 locations in this area throughout the day. The guide Siri was really good about both giving us history as well as bringing in stories about the Royals and the history of the various palaces. He also very patiently took lots of pictures of the 3 couples that were on this tour. The driver was also very safe and good. The one thing that I know is outside the purview of the guide or this company is Thailand/Ayutthaya and UNESCO needs to stop the riding of elephants around this area. It was very disturbing to see the elephants who were in bad shape walking around. Also, in this day and age of Coronavirus not sure a buffet lunch is still a great idea. Maybe box lunches should be in order until this all passes. I would definitely recommend this company to do a tour of Ayutthaya.

  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya UNESCO Private Full-Day Trip

    2. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya UNESCO Private Full-Day Trip

    Head north from Bangkok on this private full-day trip to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Wat Phrasrisanphet and the former palace, the prototype for the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Take a walk to Wihan Mongkon Borpit to see the seated Buddha statue. Continue on to Wat Mahathat and Wat Ratchaburana and hear the story of the battle fought from the backs of elephants. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. The visit ends at the Choasampraya Museum. Admire the collection of ancient ornaments. Spend some time at Wat Chaiwattanaram, the stunning temple on the river, before returning to Bangkok.

    We had a truly remarkable Ayutthaya tour! Our guide, Alice of LJ Biz-Cultural Tours, was very accommodating and a genuinely nice person. She's helpful, thoughtful, and very well-informed. This tour was one of the highlights of our visit to Thailand!

  • From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

    3. From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

    The day begins at the meeting point for those on the small group tour, or with hotel pickup for guests who opt for the private option. Depart Bangkok between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM and head out on the 1.5 hour journey to Maeklong Railway Market. Upon arrival, wander around with your Spanish-speaking guide, mingle with the locals going about their day, and wait for the iconic moment when the local train passes through. Board a longtail boat next and sail to the fascinating Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Spend an hour exploring this unique location and marvel at the locals selling their produce from paddleboats. Shop for snacks, souvenirs, and more, and don’t forget to sample some authentic regional food while you’re there. Continue the tour to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO listed location, and enjoy a stop for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch, visit a selection of iconic temples including Wat Ma...

  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Historical Park Small-Group Day Trip

    4. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Historical Park Small-Group Day Trip

    Dating back to 1350, the sites of Ayutthaya Historical Park are a must-visit for fans of history, architecture, and religion. Thanks to your experienced tour guide, you and your group will learn all about Buddhist history as you explore countless temples. 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 hea...

  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Car & Cruise in Spanish

    5. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Car & Cruise in Spanish

    Explore the Ayutthaya Historical Park on a full-day tour from Bangkok with an official Spanish-speaking guide. Choose to take a shared group tour from one of two meeting points in central Bangkok, or upgrade your experience to a private tour with included hotel pickup and drop-off. Get picked up either at the meeting point at Narai Hotel at 7 AM or the meeting point at Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza Hotel at 7:30 AM, unless you take a private tour where you'll be picked up at your hotel. Drive to Ayutthaya for about 1.5 hours to visit the famous temples in the old city, such as Wat Phra Si Sanphet temple, which was largely destroyed by the Burmese armies in 1767. Move on to Wat Mahathat, “the temple of the Great Relic,” which enshrined Buddha relics and was the seat of the Supreme Patriarch and the center of Buddhism in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Next, explore Wat Yai Chaimongkol, “the Mona...

  • Ayutthaya Evening Tuk Tuk Temples Tour From Bangkok

    6. Ayutthaya Evening Tuk Tuk Temples Tour From Bangkok

    On this tuk tuk tour, experience the city at night to see the lit up temples of Ayutthaya. The first stop is just in time for dinner as you will get to experience the local night market and explore different Thai dishes! Afterwards, start your journey to the 3 significant temples of Ayutthaya. The first temple on the itinerary is Wat Phra Si Sanphet, which was the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace in Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya until the city was completely destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. It was the grandest and most beautiful temple in the capital and it served as a model for Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok. Then, visit Wat Ratchaburana, which was founded in 1424 by King Borommarachathirat II of the Ayutthaya Kingdom and built on the cremation site of his two elder brothers. The two brothers had fought to their deaths in a duel for the royal succession to their ...

  • Bangkok: Full-Day Trip to Ayutthaya Temples & Night Market

    7. Bangkok: Full-Day Trip to Ayutthaya Temples & Night Market

    Your tour will begin when you meet your guide at 12 PM at one of the pickup points. You’ll start by visiting Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya, one of Thailand’s most visited temples. Along the way to Ayutthaya, you’ll first stop off to dress up in Thai period costumes, which you’ll wear throughout your Thai adventure. The first temple you’ll visit has one of Ayutthaya’s most mysterious backstories, which you’ll hear all about from your guide as you witness a Buddha head engulfed by the roots of a Bodhi tree. Next, you’ll explore Wat Ratchaburana, one of the country’s best-preserved temples built in the 15th century, where you’ll discover the main prang, royal viharn, and the temple crypt. After this, you’ll delve into the country’s history with a visit to Chao Sam Phraya Museum, where you’ll have the chance to explore a wide variety of golden artifacts, Buddha images, wooden door panels, and o...

    I booked this tour last minute in December and I was not disappointed. The guide, Bimp, was very friendly and taught the group all about Thai and Buddhist culture. I was a solo traveller and I found the tour to be interesting, and I met some lovely people. 100% recommend booking this tour!

  • Ayutthaya: 3-Hour Sunset Ride Bike Excursion

    8. Ayutthaya: 3-Hour Sunset Ride Bike Excursion

    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 s...

  • Colors of Ayutthaya: UNESCO Heritage 6 hour Bicycle Tour

    9. Colors of Ayutthaya: UNESCO Heritage 6 hour Bicycle Tour

    Meet your guide at the meeting point, a short walk from Ayutthaya train station. Then enjoy a bike fitting before the start of your tour. Tours run daily from 10:00 and follow the road in a northern direction. Ride through idyllic villages and alongside rice paddies. Visit a local elementary school (if open) to interact with the children. Continue the ride and pass Phaniat Royal Elephant Kraal. During Ayutthaya’s heyday this structure was used to entrap wild elephants herded down from the north. The elephant round-ups in the Elephant Kraal were traditionally presided over by Ayutthaya kings who would choose the best and strongest elephants that would be trained for war and labor. The closer you get to the old capital the more temple ruins you will see. At around 12:30, stop for a Thai lunch at a riverside restaurant. Then enter the old capital to visit Wat Mahathat and Wat Pra Sri San...

  • Ayutthaya Temples & Eco-Farm Private Tour from Bangkok

    10. Ayutthaya Temples & Eco-Farm Private Tour from Bangkok

    Meet your guide in your hotel lobby at 9:00 AM. Head to the old capital of Thailand and ancient home of the Siamese kings, now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, which takes about an hour to reach. Visit the main temples there including Wat Yai Chai Mongkon, Wat Mahata, and Wat Chai Wattanaram. Try the famous local delicacy of roti sai mai (sweet pancakes). After a tasty lunch, make your way to an eco-farm nearby. Try some Thai yoga on a hard wooden bench. It might seem a bit strange but after 20 minutes you will feel a lot more relaxed. Cook a Thai dessert with the locals and enjoy the local tastes. After the cooking class, board a small fishing boat and fish for shrimp. Just relax, lean back, enjoy the views of the river. Try your luck at catching a few shrimps. Transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok and arrive home by about 5:00 PM.

    Really friendly Guide, we learned a lot about the history of Ayutthaya, the history of Thailand and budism. Delicious lunch, and fun and instructive afternoon activities.

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What people are saying about Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 372 reviews

If you have enough time in Bangkok to do a full day tour outside of Bangkok this is a great tour. Ayutthaya is an impressive site. We visited at least 6 or 7 locations in this area throughout the day. The guide Siri was really good about both giving us history as well as bringing in stories about the Royals and the history of the various palaces. He also very patiently took lots of pictures of the 3 couples that were on this tour. The driver was also very safe and good. The one thing that I know is outside the purview of the guide or this company is Thailand/Ayutthaya and UNESCO needs to stop the riding of elephants around this area. It was very disturbing to see the elephants who were in bad shape walking around. Also, in this day and age of Coronavirus not sure a buffet lunch is still a great idea. Maybe box lunches should be in order until this all passes. I would definitely recommend this company to do a tour of Ayutthaya.

I booked this tour last minute in December and I was not disappointed. The guide, Bimp, was very friendly and taught the group all about Thai and Buddhist culture. I was a solo traveller and I found the tour to be interesting, and I met some lovely people. 100% recommend booking this tour!

Angie (Raquel) is lovely. Always attentive to explain all doubts. Although Spanish sometimes costs her. But in the end you find out everything. I would repeat.

Great tour, amazing places, five star lunch, and one of the best guides (with one of the best English speaking we met in Thailand). Thank you Ms. Pet!

The guide was very knowledgable and the tour was extremely interesting