Ayutthaya the Unesco World Heritage site
One of the most highlight of any Thailand visit, Ayutthaya on a cultural day trip. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayutthaya is about 73 kilometers north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was a thriving Siamese kingdom from 1350 until 1767, when it was captured by the Burmese. Today, Ayutthaya is Thailand's former ancient capital known for its spectacular ruins and temples. Many of its temples are still intact, such as Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Panangcherng and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, known for its large statue of the Reclining Buddha. You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. The palace is a well-preserved 'museum', providing a glimpse into a time when Thailand was known as Siam. As Ayutthaya is also an elephant palace and elephant kraal, you will experience an elephant ride around the highlight of ruins temple. Or you can choose to cruise back to Bangkok by Riversun Cruise about 2 hours include buffet lunch.
08. 00 am. Pick up at the hotel
09. 00 am. Visit Bang-pa-in Palace, the summer palace
11. 00 am. Visit Wat Yaichaimongkhon, the reclining buddha statue
12. 00 pm. Lunch
01. 00 pm. Visit Wat Mahathat and Buddha's head entwined in tree roots
02. 00 pm. Elephant camp
02. 30 pm. Depart for Bangkok
04. 00 pm. Arrive hotel
Note: When visiting temples visitors should ensure they are suitably dressed. No short pants or sleeveless tops, no ripped jeans, no see-through, no leggings.
Please let me know if you would like to come back to Bangkok by Riversun cruise that the itinerary and cost is different.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet up at the hotel lobby in Bangkok
End location: At the hotel lobby in Bangkok
Duration: 8 hours
your private Mercedes Benz E230 year 1997 or private VIP minivan for more than 4 people.
Private English-speaking license guide, Private Mercedez Benz car or minivan, fuel & toll, Bang-Pa-In Palace, Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Mahathat admission fee, drinking water, lunch and cold towels
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 THB - Drink at restaurant is from THB 25 for water to THB 100 for Thai Beer.
Elephant ride THB400/person, beverage and souvenir. River cruise back to Bangkok cost THB 1,300/person.
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Jean was a spectacular tour guide. She was very helpful in explaining the history of Thailand and provided excellent hospitality. I would definitely recommend her as she is very pleasant to travel with. From the morning pick up to the drop off, she was very attentive and provided first class service all the way. I can't stress how much it easy it was and fun she made the trip.