TOUR FROM BANGKOK TO AYUTTHAYA
TOUR DESCRIPTION . The tour starts with a pickup by an air-conditioned minivan from your hotel in downtown Bangkok, leaving for Ayutthaya and requires a full day.
Ayutthaya was one of the ancient capitals of Thailand and is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. The magnificent ancient capital was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong, King of Siam, at the junction point of the Lopburi, the Prasak and the Chao Phraya Rivers. During its 417 years as the capital, it had 33 kings of 5 dynasties ruled the kingdom. These Siamese kings repelled many Burmese raids, but the city was finally sacked by the Burmese in 1767, closing this chapter in history.
TourBangkok.ORG tours to Ayutthaya take in what are now the ruins of this ancient city and its historical precinct protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Listing.
You will see crumbling ruins and rows of headless Buddha's and statues where an empire once bloomed but yet it will still leave you in awe. Because of its amazing architecture and memorable mix of Khmers and Sukhothai styled temples.
There are some interesting options for getting around also - you can ride through the ruins atop an elephant, or take a ride in a horse-drawn cab.
TOUR PROGRAM - TIME 08:00 - 16:00
8.00 Your tour guide will meet you at Hotel lobby.
Pick up from hotel
Depart by private vehicle to Ayutthaya province.
9.00 Arrive at Bang Pa-In Summer Palace.
Visit the Palace which built for great relationship of Thai, Chinese and European.
11.30 Depart to Ayutthaya Ancient Capital. The former Capital for over 417 years. The ruin and the remains structure signified the prosperous era of Siam Kingdom.
12.30 Buffet lunch at restaurant
® Wat Panang Cheng was built over 450 years before Ayutthaya became the Capital
® Wat Yai Chai Mongkol the great victory Temple commemorates the last elephant war by Thai and Burmese.
® Wat Maha That: Over 600 years, was the heart and soul of the Ayutthaya people. It was almost completely destroyed by the Burmese during Thai-Burmese war.
16.00 Return to Bangkok and transfer to hotel.
* TOUR OFFERED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND CAN BE CUSTOMISED ON REQUEST.
TOUR BACKGROUND . The Ayutthaya historical park covers the ruins of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, once ago' Capital of the Kingdom of Siam ( Thailand today ) , which was founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1350 and was the capital of the country until its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767.
In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began with renovations of the ruins, which became more serious after it was declared a historical park from UNESCO in 1976. The park was declared a UNESCO World heritage site in 1991. The city was called " The City of Kings " because 33 monarchs including King Rama IV governed from Ayutthaya.
KHAO YAI TOUR : ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON AND IN THAI BAHT CURRENCY
4- 6 PERSONS
7 - 9 PERSONS
10 - 14 PERSONS
15 PERSONS +
We only employ safe careful drivers and use the most modern and comfortable air conditioned transport. We will provide transport dependent on your group size as follows:
Group size 1-2 persons:
Modern air conditioned car Toyota Vios or similar.
Group size 1-9 persons:
Modern Toyota Commuter minibus - 9 passenger seat format
Group size 10-13 persons:
Modern Toyota Commuter minibus - 13 passenger seat format
Group size 13 + persons:
We can either use multiple minibuses or a full sized passenger coach in a 24, 32 or 40 seat format.
Please note during peak holiday periods we often need to contract vehicles to meet the high demand. Occasionally the make and model will be different from that described above but we do ensure all contracted vehicles offer the same comfort and safety level.
For the boat trip on the river and Thonburi canals you will ride on a long tail river boat. (private charter)
A Tourist Authority of Thailand licensed and English speaking guide ( upon request this tour is also available in mandarin, cantonese, russian, french, spanish, german , korean, chinese, japanese , thai , italian, and much more languages ) will be provided. Other languages are available on request. We provide separate drivers and you guide will not be driving the vehicle.
If you feel this itinerary doesn't quite suit then we can customize it to suit your own interests and length of time in bangkok. please contact us with you suggestions .
Pick up and drop off
Included with this tour are both pick up and drop off to and from any bangkok city hotel. There may be an extra charged levied for pick up and drop off at outlying hotels and hotels in the Suvaranbhumi Airport area. We can notify you of any extra charges before we request any payments
The ruins are beautiful and evocative. An amazing historic site which would have been stunning before it was plundered. The place is steeped in Thai history. I like this city very much. It is really wonderful to look at all the old ruin and imagine what a city this must have been. There are so many temples and little areas that bring a smile to my face. If you like history it is a must vist.
Leeds, United Kingdom
Visiting the many ruins of Ayutthaya makes a very interesting day tour from Bangkok. We visited many sights including the Summer Palace, Wat Puthaisawan, Wat Mahathat, Wat Panan Choeng and Wat Phra Sri Samphet. If driving to Ayutthay from Bangkok it takes approx 1.5 hrs, try & visit the area in the morning as the afternoons can get incredibly hot & there is limited shade around the Wat's. The ancient city of Ayutthaya was found in 1350 by King U Thong and later became the capital of Thailand. However, in 1767 the city was destroyed by fire and all the beautiful temples and buildings were set alight by the Burmese Army. Today, it's a recognized UNESCO World heritage site.