Free

Awe-worthy journey to Ayutthaya, the ancient city

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Bangkok

Bangkok

Thailand

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Located about an hour’s drive from the capital is the city of Ayutthaya. The short journey is well worth the end destination, with an abundance of interesting things to see and do in and around the city. From crumbling temples to floating markets and more, do not miss out on visiting this city with the help of our local insider.

Here are a few of the most popular destinations that we recommend you include in your itinerary if you aren't sure where to start.

BANG PA-IN PALACE

Also known as the Summer Palace, the Bang Pa-In Palace located on the outskirts of the city is one of the most stunning palaces in all of Thailand. Almost all of the buildings found on the extensive royal grounds are European in style as opposed to Thai. Its history dates back to the 17th century, and there are a number of beautiful structures found on the 46 acres of land that make up the palace grounds.

WAT MAHATHAT

Wat Mahathat is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Ayutthaya. Though the temple is certainly incredible, the ground’s most noteworthy feature is the giant stone Buddha head found intertwined a tree trunk. Known as the Temple of the Great Relics, the temple is believed to have been built during the 14th century, and it is located in the core of the city.

AYUTTHAYA HISTORICAL PARK

Ayutthaya Historical Park is made up of a number of temple ruins. What was once the capital of Thailand came to an end in 1767 after it was attacked by the Burmese. Fires tore through the old capital of Ayutthaya and destroyed it almost entirely, but the stone temples and structures managed to hold their own against the flames and are found here today. The ruins were even designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sample Itinerary

Below is a sample itinerary that we have created that you can reference for a few ideas when creating your own. Creating your own itinerary really depends on your preferences and the local insiders’ recommendations, meaning you can personalise the trip 100%.

An 8-hour Ayutthaya experience in the afternoon/evening:

  • Meet your local guide at the BTS Skytrain station
  • Head to the bus station to grab a minivan to the city of Ayutthaya
  • Decide on a form of transportation for exploring upon arrival
  • Venture to the temples, museums, or a palace all found in the city
  • Enjoy lunch at a local Thai restaurant
  • End the trip at sunset at one of the stunning temples and head back to Bangkok at around 7 p.m.

For more information and direct booking: https://goo.gl/DXrGSF

Special Note

  • Be sure to keep your belongings close to you as you explore. Some temples even require visitors to wear their bags to the front to avoid belongings from being stolen.
  • Many of the temples and the Bang Pa-In Palace require visitors to cover their legs and shoulders in order to enter. Cover-ups and pants are available for purchase just outside the entrances of these places for the most part, so feel free to wear shorts then later put on pants that can be removed once exiting the temple. This way, you are not having to travel to and from each temple wearing pants, as it can be unbearably hot, especially in the afternoon sun.
Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Bangkok

Bangkok

Thailand

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved