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Ayutthaya 1-Day Tour by Road

Prices starting from:
90 USD/ pax
Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
Duration: 1 days

A full-day tour to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, The Thai capital for 417 years, is one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in a city that was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong when the Thais were forced southwards by northern neighbors. During the period of Ayutthaya being the Thai capital, 33 kings of different dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767. The area, well conserved as a historical park, has been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage since 13 December 1991.

A full-day tour to Ayutthaya, which is 76 kilometers north of Bangkok, will give you a chance to witness the magnificent ruins representing the culture and architecture of the ancient Thailand. From the observation of the ruins, it is suggested that Ayutthaya could be one of the world’s most wealthy cities in the 17th Century and beyond. The Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park of Ayutthaya has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 13, 1991.

In Ayutthaya, there are three places to visit, namely Grand Palace, Chantharakasem Palace (the Front Palace) and Wang Lang (the Rear Palace). 

  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Museum is closed on Mon & Tue

Ayutthaya 1-Day Tour by Road

90 USD/ pax
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Ayutthaya 1-Day Tour by Road infomation

Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Important Notes

+ Please advise your dietary requirement if have at the time of booking.


What to bring:

+ Hat, sun cream, sunglasses.

+ Comfortable shoes for walking and biking.

+ Dress appropriately to visit Palaces.

Full Itinerary

Ayutthaya 1-Day Tour by Road

08:00 am: Depart for Ayutthaya, located 76 km from north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya used to be one of Indo-China’s most affluent cities and is one of Thailand’s major historical attractions.
The grandeur of Ayutthaya is reflected by numerous magnificent structures and ruins concentrated in and around the city island surrounded by the Chao Phraya, Pa Sak and Lop Buri Rivers. The area, well conserved as a historical park, has been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage since 1991.

09:30 am: Visit Wat Yai Chaimongkon. A large working wat, with ruins that appear on some of the well-known photos of temples in Thailand, which features a large Buddha reclining in a saffron robe and most spectacularly, a huge chedi swathed in golden cloth set in a courtyard which is lined with Buddha images all wearing saffron robes. Very photogenic.

You are transferred around Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient capital founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. From then on, Siamese ruled their Kingdom for another 417 years.

10:00 am: Visit a local museum:
From Wednesday to Sunday, visit Chao Sam Phraya National Museum.
From Monday and Tuesday, visit The Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre.

10:30 am: The trip continues to Ayutthaya Ancient Palace, originally built King U-Thong in the 14th century and then was expanded over the years. These pavilions, however, were completely destroyed in 1767, leaving only brick foundation, porticos, and walls.

Visit Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit. Phra Mongkhon Bophit had a large bronze cast Buddha image originally enshrined in the open area outside the Grand Palace along time ago before being destroyed by fire. The current one was reconstructed without remaining the full beauty and craftmanship as the previous one. The open area east of the sanctuary was where the royal cremation ceremonies took place.

Visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet. This is the most important temple within the Royal Palace complex and also the original example from which the architecture of Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok was imitated. Three outstanding Ceylonese style pagodas were built during the 15th century to enshrine the ashes of three Ayutthayan kings.

11:30 am: Go sightseeing along the Inner City. On the way, you will witness the magnificent temples and ruins, including Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratburana, Wat Phra Ram.

12:00 pm: Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Pay a quick visit to Ayutthaya Elephant Camp to have a chance to feed the food to elephants at Ayutthaya Elephant Camp.

1:00 pm: Visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, one of the most grandiose ancient Buddhist monasteries in Southest Asia. The monastery was established under the command of King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. According to Prince Damrong Rachanuphap, its architecture was similar to that of Angkor Wat and inferred that the wat might have been built to commemorate the king’s victory over Cambodia.

2:00 pm: Leave Ayutthaya passing by green paddy fields, villages, and temples then return to Bangkok.

Your Ayutthaya 1-Day Tour by Road ends here.


  • Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • All admission fees as mentioned in the program
  • Lunch
  • VAT 7% and all Government taxes (no service charge)


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips or Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Elephant Ride (optional tour)

Ayutthaya 1-Day Tour by Road

90 USD/ pax
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