Ayutthaya Day Trip
This easy day trip gives a superb introduction to the architectural heritage of the ancient capital Ayutthaya. A thriving trade and political capital of Siam for over 400 years, Ayutthaya is filled with palaces, temples and religious monuments of great historical and cultural significance – even in their ruined state. It is fair to say that no study of Thai architecture or art is complete without a trip to this once glorious capital, which gave birth to the unique U-Thong style.
The tour begins with a guided stroll around the splendid Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and its landscaped gardens, peppered with curious buildings that blends turn-of-the-century European architectural styles with Thai and Chinese styles. From here, a long-tail boat journey takes you up the Chao Phraya River to inner Ayutthaya to explore the temple ruins within and surrounding the Ayutthaya Historical Park.
Ayutthaya Day Trip
Among the “must-see” attractions in Thailand are the palaces, temple ruins and historical sites of Ayuthaya. This former capital of Thailand is situated 90 kms north of Bangkok. The principal sights include the gigantic bronze statues of Wat Mongkol Borpith, Wat Phra Srisanpetch and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol. A traditional Thai longtail boat will transport guests between sites and this tour also includes a boat trip to Bang Pa-In, a former Royal Summer Residence, which represents a fine example of Thai architecture. Lunch will also be served during this tour.
- Air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking guide
- Admission fee as mentioned on this programme
- Transfers from/to hotel
- Personal expenses such as tips, insurance, etc
- Other services not mentioned on this programme
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