Visit the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Once the capital, it is now an important attraction. Enjoy the ruins, Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit, also Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Wat Lokayasutharam and more. On this 9-hour tour you will explore the beauty and history of these famous sights with an expert guide.
Your English speaking guide will pick you up from your Bangkok City hotel at 8am. Depart toward the Ayutthaya Historical Park. This once glorious capital city, situated 80km from Bangkok was destroyed by the Burmese army in 1767 and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. A large number of stunning palaces and temples are still standing. The principal sights include the gigantic bronze statues of Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit, also Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon.You will visit the scenic Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and Wat Lokayasutharam. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is the main temple complex left over from Ayuthaya’s golden age. Visit the ancient palace and Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit one of the largest bronze Buddha’s in Thailand.At noon you will enjoy a tasty Thai lunch (included). Afterwards, visit the resplendent Wat Mahthat, one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries. This temple is located on the bank of the Chao Praya River. King Prasatthong authorized the building with the architecture influenced by the Khmer style. It is one of Ayutthaya's most beautiful temples and a major tourist attraction. See the Bang Pa-In Palace, the former royal summer retreat of the 17th century kings of Ayutthaya. Walk the magnificent grounds of Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Overlooking the waterways the many buildings are a curious mixture of early 20th century European styles that contrast with the Chinese and Thai pavilion. After the tour is complete you will be taken back to your hotel, returning at approximately 5pm.