Ayutthaya Tour

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Ayutthaya Tour is one of the best Things to do from Bangkok. The Historical City of Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World heritage site. This city used to be the capital of Thailand before Bangkok till the Burmese & Siamese War between 1765 and 1767. Ayutthaya is located only around 80 Kilometers north of Bangkok (Around 1 hour drive), and is a popular day trip from Bangkok for people interested in exploring Thailand’s History and culture. There are many historical attractions that you can explore during your visit. You can check and Book the available tours to Ayutthaya Historical city from Bangkok below.

Best tours for Ayutthaya

Private Transfers - Join Bicycle tour
Ayutthaya tour by Bicycle from Bangkok
Explore Ayutthaya by Bike in this Full day trip with private roundtrip transfers from Bangkok.
Starting from
2,320 THB
Private Tour
Full Day Private Day Trip to Ayutthaya
Explore the Historical City of Ayutthaya in this Private Full day tour from Bangkok.
Starting from
2,800 THB
Ayutthaya tour by cruise
Private tour & Join Cruise
Ayutthaya by Car and return by Cruise
Enjoy a full day tour to Ayutthaya by car and return by a Scenic cruise in the Chaophraya river.
Starting from
4,100 THB
Bang Pa in Palace Ayutthaya
Private Tour
2 Days Ayutthaya Highlights
Explore the best of Ayutthaya in this 2 days tour covering the Main highlights and the City’s top attractions.
Starting from
6,250 THB

Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand, is historically known as the Ayutthaya Kingdom or Siam. The City was founded in 1350 by King U Thong. This marked the beginning of the Ayutthaya period, which lasted until the city’s destruction by the Burmese in 1767. Ayutthaya served as the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom after Sukhothai and was a significant center of diplomacy and commerce in Southeast Asia for centuries.

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Historical temples to visit during an Ayutthaya Tour

  • Wat Phra Si Sanphet: This temple was Built on the year1448. Wat Phra Si Sanphet was the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace in Ayutthaya. It’s known for its distinctive row of restored chedis and was once used for royal ceremonies.
  • Wat Ratchaburana: Built in 1424. This temple was founded by King Borommarachathirat II. Wat Ratchaburana is renowned for its Khmer-style tower.
  • Wat Mahathat: This temple was built in The mid-14th century. It’s famous for the Buddha head located within the roots of a banyan tree. Wat Mahathat was an important monastery and served as a religious center for Buddhists. It’s also one of the oldest and most significant temples in the Ayutthaya Historical Park.
  • Wat Chaiwatthanaram was Built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong as a memorial to his mother. The temple is known for its amazing layout, which is similar to the temple mountain of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
  • Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon was Built in 1357. This temple is known for its enormous reclining Buddha statue and a large stupa. It was built by King Naresuan and was originally built to accommodate the monks that were ordained by Phra Wanratana Mahathera Burean.
  • Wat Phanan Choeng Built in 1324 before the Ayutthaya Kingdom was established. This temple is famous for its gold-plated Buddha statue, which is one of the oldest and largest in Thailand.
  • Wat Lokayasutharam: The exact year if building this temple is unknown, but it dates back to the Ayutthaya period. Wat Lokayasutharam is known for its large reclining Buddha image, named Phra Bhuddhasaiyart, which is one of the largest in Ayutthaya, measuring 42 meters in length.
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Other attractions that you can in Ayutthaya

  • Chao Sam Phraya National Museum: is showcasing artifacts recovered from the ancient temples of Ayutthaya. The main artcrafts include the golden treasures, Buddha images, and other items that illustrate the splendor of the old Siamese capital. If you have extra time and interested to uncover more attractions in the former capital of Thailand, visiting this museum will be a great choice for you.
  • Bang Pa-In Royal Palace: This palace is known as the Summer Palace and lies just outside of Ayutthaya. This beautiful complex features a mix of Thai, Chinese, and European architectural styles and is set amidst well-maintained gardens and waterways.
  • Ayutthaya Floating Market: A visit to the floating market at Ayutthaya is a good idea, especially if you did not have the chance to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market or Amphawa Floating Market. a glimpse into traditional Thai commerce and lifestyle. It’s a great place to shop for local handicrafts, souvenirs, and enjoy traditional Thai food.
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How to reach Ayutthaya from Bangkok

There are 2 main ways to reach Ayutthaya from Bangkok, Either by car or by Train

Taking a train from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Ayutthaya Railway Station is a convenient option and also allows you to try a local public transportation in Thailand. The journey typically takes around 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the type of train. There are several classes available so the price of the ticket depends on the chosen class.

The other way is to travel by car. Travel time from Bangkok to Ayutthaya by car can vary depending on the traffic and the your hotel location in Bangkok. On average, it takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to drive from central Bangkok to Ayutthaya, covering a distance of about 80 kilometers.

Ayutthaya tour in different ways

There are many different ways to explore Ayutthaya on a day trip from Bangkok. Below are the most popular and recommended ways to try:

  • Bicycle: Exploring Ayutthaya by bicycle is one of the most popular and eco-friendly ways used by tourists. The city is relatively flat, making it ideal for bike rides.
  • Tuk Tuk: Tuk Tuks are iconic three-wheeled vehicles found throughout Thailand. They offer a convenient and fun way to get around Ayutthaya.
  • Trishaw Rides: Trishaws, or cycle rickshaws, are another unique mode of transportation in Ayutthaya. You can enjoy a leisurely ride while a driver pedals you around the city’s streets and historic sites. This mode of transportation will let you feel that you traveled back in time.

Other Things to know about Ayutthaya Tour

We recommend you to bring the following items when going for an Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat)
  • Cash in Thai Baht

Yes, there are many hotels operating in Ayutthaya. Some of the Hotels are very unique with amazing views and scenery. The most iconic Hotel is Sala Ayutthaya overlooking the Chaophraya river and the Temple from the other side.

The Tour to Ayutthaya is usually a Full day tour from Bangkok, taking around 8 hours in Total including the traveling time. It can take a bit longer, depending on the traffic and the weather conditions.

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