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Ayutthaya: 5 UNESCO Temples Small Group Tour From Bangkok

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Escape the city life in Bangkok for a day and venture to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Visit 5 UNESCO-listed temples and the National Museum, both of which contains significant artifacts from the kingdom’s 417-year history.

Highlights

  • Take a trip to the cultural city of Ayutthaya, which was previously Asia’s most magnificent capital.
  • Visit the Wat Phrasri Sanphet, the grandest of temples in Ayutthaya. Be amazed at the wonderful Wat Mahathat, a temple known for displaying a statue of Buddha’s head in a tree.
  • Get off at Wat Ratchaburana, known for its Buddha images and gold artifacts before making a short stop at Krungsri River Hotel for lunch.
  • Make your way to Chao Samphraya National Museum after lunch and pick up historical and cultural facts about Ayutthaya.
  • Gear up to see the 42-meter-long reclining white Buddha at the Wat Lokaya Sutharam. End the trip at the Wat Chaiwattanaram, a temple that peacefully rests on the bank of the Chao Phraya river.
  • With a small cozy group of visitors, get comfortable with your professional English-speaking tour guide, who will feed you historic information and anecdotes of the city of Ayutthaya throughout your journey.
  • Enjoy the perks of free hotel transfers if your hotel is centrally located in Bangkok.
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Your Experience

The Wondrous City of Ayutthaya

Many moons ago, the Kingdom of Thailand was known as Siam, and its first capital was the Sukhothai, located in the North. Its second capital was known for its enormous monasteries and splendid towers, and was located not far from Bangkok. This capital was Ayutthaya, and it flourished from the 14th to 18th centuries in the country’s central plains. There are plenty of sites to see and many history lessons to be learnt. Embark upon this cultural and historical journey and learn facts about Ayutthaya you didn’t know before.

The 5 UNESCO-listed Temples

After a 2-hour drive to Ayutthaya, the first stop is the ancient temple of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Considered the spiritual center of Thailand for years now, this temple is a commonly sought-after attraction in Ayutthaya. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, this temple is essentially the royal monastery, and a model of the royal temple of the Emerald Buddha (also known as Wat Phra Kaew in Thai).

The next stop is the Wat Phra Mahathat temple, which is one of the oldest and most significant of them all. This temple housed the Buddha’s holy relic and therefore, has cultural and spiritual significance. Look out for the stone Buddha head entwined within the tree roots at this temple.

Get off at the temple of Wat Ratchaburana next, which shows off multiple gold artifacts and a large number of Buddha images. Next in line is the Wat Lokaya Sutharam, a temple most famously known for its 42-meter-long reclining white Buddha. The final temple is Wat Chaiwattanaram, which rests peacefully on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Learn about its history and the unique architectural style it portrays.

The Chao Samphraya National Museum

After a pit stop for lunch at Krungsri River Hotel, you will make your way to the Chao Samphraya National Museum. This is where many important artifacts like Buddha relics can be found inside the crypt of Wat Mahathat. Further, golden treasures, like the golden headgear, the golden sword, and golden sculptures are housed in this museum. Be stunned by the cultural and historical significance this museum has with the city of Ayutthaya.

Needless to say, this full-day trip to Ayutthaya is culturally, historically, and spiritually uplifting. Learn everything there is to know about this city from your professional tour guide who will feed you with historical facts and ancient stories about this little city throughout your journey. With a small group of less than 8 members and air-conditioned coaches taking you to and from the attraction, focus all your energy on sightseeing the marvelous city of Ayutthaya.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel transfers on air-conditioned coaches (if your hotel is centrally located within Bangkok)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • All entrance tickets (5 temples and the National Museum)
  • Lunch at Krungsri River Hotel or Kantaree Hotel
  • Water
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Know Before You Go

Itinerary

The order of attractions you will visit are as follows:
- Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
- Wat Phra Mahathat
- Wat Ratchaburana
- Lunch at Krungsri River Hotel
- Chao Samphraya National Museum
- Wat Lokaya Sutharam
- Wat Chaiwattanaram

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a semi refund.

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the mobile voucher with a valid photo ID to your tour guide while boarding.
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Hotel Pickups and Drop-offs

Note that all centrally located hotels in Bangkok are included in the pick-up and drop-off services of this ticket.

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date and time chosen at checkout.

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