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The ancient historic kingdom!
If you love history or just like to visit places with astonishing and marvelous architecture, then it is a must visit to the ancient and historic Ayutthaya city. Established around 400 years ago as a capital kingdom, it holds in itself breathtaking and wonderful temples and other ruins which will surely take your heart away and give you peace and serenity.
A one day tour to the beautiful ancient city will not only be a good getaway from the city crowd and noise but will also be a great adventure as you will explore the 400-year-old kingdom. Get ready to time travel and find yourself in one of the most scenic and serene places of all time.
There are 2 ticket options:
- Group tour
- Private tour
The tour will be as follows;
- 6:15 a.m.: Meet up at our meeting point, - Hotel lobby (in Bangkok City Centre area - Please check Joined tour pickup area )
- 7:30 a.m.: Depart from Bangkok to Ayutthaya (Ancient City)
- 9:30 a.m.: Visit Wat Phu Khao Thong This temple is located outside the city of Ayutthaya,
- 10:00 a.m.: Visit The ancient palace and Wat Phm Si Sanphet. Visit Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit one of the largest bronze buddhas in Thailand.
- 12:00 p.m.: Thai Lunch.
- 1:00 p.m.: Visit Wat Lokaya Sutha which a large reclining Buddha made of brick.
- 2:30 p.m.: Visit Wat Phra Mahathat The construction was begun during the reign. King Borom Rachathirat I in 1374 A.D.
- 3:00 p.m.: Continue to Summer Palace The Royal Palace at Bang Pa-In is used occasionally by their Majesties King Rama IX and Queen as a residence and for reception and banquets.
- 4:00 p.m.: Back to Bangkok
- 7:00 p.m.: Arrive in your hotel
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What are the ticket options?
There are two ticket options available for tourists. They can choose either one depending on their budget. • Group Tour • Private Tour In a group tour, you will be accompanied by fellow tourists from different places. Here, all the services will be availed equally on a sharing basis, be it food, transfer service, or admission fees. Please note that group size must be between 6 and 40 participants (minimum 2 tour guides will be present if there are more than 20 participants). In a private tour, you can enjoy all the attractions either solo or with family/friends. All the services are provided at your convenience. Thus, you can extend some few minutes if you'd like to, and explore the places fully.
Will we stop at Wat Phu Khao Thong?
Yes. Once we depart from Bangkok, first, we’ll be visiting the Wat Phu Khao Thong. This temple is in the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district, located at the outskirts of Ayutthaya. It is a 50-metre chedi, or Buddhist tower, placed in central Thailand. This marvellous temple looks like a mountain from a distance, imposing staircase structure and a chedi at the top. After reaching the top, you are sure to get a nice panoramic view, seeing the vast landscape with a peaceful atmosphere. Surprisingly, while arriving at Wat Phu Khao Thong via road, you will come across a state of King Naresuan.
How to reach Ayutthaya Day Tour?
To reach Ayutthaya, you may take public transport like train, bus, or a tuk-tuk. From Bangkok, the train travels nearly 2 hours, and when you reach Ayutthaya, you can get tuk-tuks waiting outside. The average cost in a tuk-tuk is 60 baht. Similarly, the bus also takes around 90 minutes to reach the destination; buses leave from Mo Chit station for every half-an-hour. There is also transfer facility provided on request. The vehicles are fully air-conditioned, and it ensures a comfortable ride for both pickup and drop. The tourists need to provide the necessary details in advance to tour operator. It helps them to arrange a convenient vehicle.
How far is Ayutthaya from Bangkok?
The distance between Ayutthaya and Bangkok is approximately 81.2 km (on road), and it takes 1 hour 15 minutes to reach the place. There are trains, buses, and mini-vans running to Ayutthaya at regular timings. The bus departs at Mo Chit station, and it takes 90 minutes to reach. For mini-van, one needs to start from Victory Monument (on the BTS line) and change to a van. However, the most preferred way is going by train. It takes 2 hours journey time, but it ensures a smooth ride right from the beginning.
What type of food will we get?
In this Ayutthaya Day Tour, you can have the most awaited Thai food for lunch. After visiting some of the historical places like Wat Phm Si Sanphet and Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit, you will be served with a delicious meal around 12.00 pm. The meal includes the famous Thai dishes and desserts. One can get both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food at ease and have the best dining experience. All the dishes are prepared by our professional chefs, who’re well known for their unique Thai style of cooking. Thus, one can get the real taste of Thai food and enjoy it until he/she gets fulfilled.
Will we get a chance to explore Wat Phra Mahathat?
Yes. You will be exploring the famous Wat Phra Mahathat. After visiting Wat Lokaya Sutha, next, you will be taken to Wat Phra Mahathat. It is considered as the main Buddhist temple of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. At present, the temple is located in the area of the Ayutthaya Historical Park. This great monument was once a royal temple of the Ayutthaya kingdom. Many significant events and royal ceremonies were hosted here. The notable attractions in this building are pagodas, octagonal pagodas, royal hall, small temples, and murals under a Bodhi tree. Hence, one can get an overview of the age-old Ayutthaya kingdom, followed by their great buildings and sculptures.
What is the total duration of this tour?
The total duration of this tour is around 11 – 12 hours a day. If you’re boarded in the car at 6.15 am in the morning, you will be witnessing the entire Ayutthaya kingdom and its popular monuments at the surroundings. At 12.00 pm, you will be having the best Thai delicacies with your dear ones, and again your journey continues with other alluring constructions such as the Summer Palace, The Royal Palace, etc. Once all the attractions are covered, provided with lots of interesting facts and inspirations, you will be taken back to your hotel at 7.00 pm as per the schedule.
Why is Ayutthaya Day Tour so famous?
Ayutthaya Day Tour is mainly famous for its wide variety of attractions, covered in a short span of time. One can traverse on the 400 years ago civilization, which carries its art and culture through many centuries. A one day tour to this ancient city takes you to the past livelihood for a while and gives a perfect gateway from the bustling city crowd. Thus, along with family tourists, many history enthusiasts and archaeology lovers visit this place, throughout the year to get the unparallel insights of the ancient Ayutthaya Kingdom and their activities.
Will we see The Royal Palace?
Yes, of course. Tourists will witness the astounding Royal Palace. It lies beside the Chao Phraya River in Bang Pa-in District. The whole area is filled with grassy lawns and massive water features. Travellers spend leisure time here and enjoy the water gushing out from the little canals. The water runs through most of the compound and finally reaches the river alongside it. Noticeably, there are Chinese and European reflections in some of the statues and monuments, which reveal that Chinese and other European countries have influenced Thailand for some time.
Will there be an English speaking guide?
Yes. An English speaking guide will be present on the entire journey. He can narrate the real-life stories and facts of the ancient kingdom in a persuasive way. In order to break the communication barrier between tourists and the locals, this initiative has been implemented. The guides are highly approachable, and one can ask them any number of doubts. At some places, they are capable of even translating some of the inscriptions and give you a glimpse of their livelihood practices.
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