Multiple Blue Rings

Bangkok to Ayutthaya Day Trip: Soak in Traditional Thai Culture

Ayutthaya is located just an hour away from the capital city of Bangkok, making it an ideal destination for a one-day tour.

Distance: 81 km (50.4 mi) Duration : Approximately 1 hr Best time to visit : Nov- Jan (winter) Best way to travel : By private tour bus (guided tour) Approximate budget/head : ฿2000 ($61) per day

Day Trip Itinerary: Top 7 attractions you cannot miss

1. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

Its three large chedis (Buddhist stupas) and various smaller ones make this temple one of the most impressive sights in Ayutthaya.

2. Wat Ratchaburana

Wat Ratchaburana is one of the most well-preserved temple ruins in the Ayutthaya Historical Park area. You can go inside the main prang and head down to the crypt, where you will find wall paintings by Chinese artists.

3. Wat Mahathat

The stunning Wat Mahathat temple is one of Thailand’s most popular attractions -- due to the unusual Buddha head entwined within the roots of a banyan tree.

4. Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Resting on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, the entire structure stands on a rectangular platform with a central 35-meter-high prang, surrounded by four smaller prangs.

5. Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

This museum houses important artifacts like the Buddha statues uncovered in Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the Buddha relics found inside the crypt of Wat Mahathat.

6. Bang Pa-In Royal Palace

Also known as the Summer Palace, Bang Pa-In was where the royals resided. the buildings in the palace exhibit several complex architectural styles, ranging from the traditional Thai and Chinese structures to neoclassical European buildings.

7. Ayutthaya Floating Market

This Market didn’t grow organically but was built to increase tourism in the city. It has been designed in the traditional style of a Thai floating market and is generally frequented by locals.

Swipe up to learn more about your Day Trip from Bangkok to Ayutthaya