Full day exploring UNESCO-listed former capital of Ayutthaya
Ancient Buddha statue encased in a tree at Wat Mahathat
Former Thai royal summer residence at Bang Pa-In Palace
Visit to the historic 15th-century temple of Wat Na Phra Men
Delicious buffet lunch on a boat along Chayo Praya River
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Ayuttyaya and Bang Pa
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Bangkok city hotel by coach (if selected)
Live tour commentary provided in English
Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
What you can expect
Discover the rich history, fascinating architecture, and iconic buildings of Ayutthaya, an ancient royal capital. Visit the former royal residence at Bang Pa-In Palace, marvel at the Wat Mahathat and Wat Na Phra Men temples, and cruise the waters of Chao Phraya River while enjoying a delicious lunch.
Begin your full-day tour with a journey north of Bangkok to Ayutthaya. The capital and namesake of a 14th-century Siamese kingdom, the preserved ruins of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with archaeological wonders—palaces, temples, and statues.
Start exploring at the majestic waterfront complex of the Bang Pa-In Palace, the former summer residence of Thai royalty. After roaming its ponds, gardens, and pavilions, continue to the temple of Wat Mahathat, where you can see a special tree with the face of Buddha encased in its trunk.
From there, tour mystic Wat Na Phra Men which houses a golden seated Buddha statue. Listen to your knowledgeable guide share the story of the Burmese invasion that destroyed the city, and hear how this remarkable temple was preserved from the fire. Your exploration of spiritual sites continues at Wat Lokaya Sutharam, where you can see the largest reclining Buddha image in Ayutthaya.
Next, hop aboard a riverboat and enjoy a buffet lunch while cruising along the gentle currents of the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok.