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Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace

By Tour East Thailand
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Highlights

  • 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

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Ayuttyaya and Bang Pa

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Lunch

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from your Bangkok city hotel by coach (if selected)

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Food and beverages not listed as inclusions

Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If chosen, pickup is available from hotels in Bangkok. You will be able to arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

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.

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  • Ayutthaya
  • Bangkok

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  • Bangkok
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