The Asia - Ayutthaya Sunset Boat Tour - Bangkok

Ayutthaya Sunset Boat Tour

Departure : Bangkok

Tour Type

Private Tour

Duration

Half day tour

Available day

Everyday


Description
Ayutthaya- Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and enjoy a day of cultural history by exploring other Provinces nearby. One most notoriously known for the ancient beauty of its ruined temples is Ayuhtthaya, the former capital of Thailand.  The city is about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok, and takes two or three hours by bus or train. It's also possible to go there on the river, though this takes around 4 hours. It was originally the Capital of the Kingdom of Siam, and a prosperous international trading port with foreign countries such as China, Vietnam, India, Japan, Persia, Portugal, and France, just to name a few. Ayutthaya thrived from 1350 until it was raided by the Burmese in 1767. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains Palaces, Buddhist Temples, Monasteries, and Precious Statues.  And in 1991, the city was recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Wat Phra Mahathat, The Temple of the Great Relics, is located almost right in the center of Ayutthaya. Apart from being the symbolic center where the Buddha's relics were enshrined, Wat Mahathat was also the residence of the Supreme Patriarch or leader of the Thai Buddhist monks, Phra Phuttha Chinnarat. The temple is believed to be built during the 14th century A.D. You can see that the main prang or the tall tower-like spires, was the most important edifice in the temple compound. The tall tower-like spire collapsed during the Ayutthaya period, but was then restored. Then it collapsed again in 1911, and the only foundation that remains today is base of the spire. You can easily imagine from the size of the base, that the spire tower was quite high and majestic as in most architecture of the early period of Ayutthaya. Wat Phra Mahathat also offers the most photographed Buddha head in the world. The most photograph image of a head of the Buddha is of the head of the Buddha in a Bodhi tree, where the tree trunks and roots have grown around it making it truly a unique sight to see.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet means “Temple of the Holy Splendid Omniscient”, was the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace in Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya.  The temple is not only a significant historical site, but also considered as the spiritual center for Thais. Situated within the Royal Palace grounds, Wat Phra Si Sanphet is also the Royal Monastery and therefore no monks are allowed to reside in it. The temple was used to conduct ceremonies within the Royal Court. It was the grandest and most beautiful temple in the capital and it served as a model for Wat Phra Keaw in Bangkok that we see today. The city of Autthaya including all the temples and its compounds were completely destroyed in the Burmese invasion in 1767, with the exception of the three Chedis that can be seen today at Wat Phra Si Sanphet. 

Additional information
Ayutthaya Temples Tour
Recommended temples are the most famous but if customers want to change the schedule, they can choose the Temples that they want. 

Extended Tour and Drop-off Information
- When the Tour is finished, guests can request any drop-off point. 
- If you want to extend the tour time, it will be cost extra 200 baht/hr for a car, 300 baht/hr for a van or innova. 
Drop-off point: Suvarnabhumi airport, Don Mueang Airport. The price is extra 200 Baht. for a car, 300 Baht. for a van or innova.
Drop-off point: Hotel in Pattaya. The price is extra 1000Baht for a car, 1500 Baht for an innova and 1800 Baht for a van.

Please inform your drop off place directly to the driver.
For an additional charge customer can pay directly to the driver.

Detail

Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: Half day tour
Available day: Everyday
Meeting Time: 12:00
Meeting Point: Your hotel lobby

Notice
The Driver is not the Tour Guide. They simply transport guests and provide tickets.
Include

Vehicle

Driver

Gas

Boat riding

Exclude

Entrance fee

Lunch

Other expense

Dinner


Schedule
Time Place
12:00 Meet in the hotel lobby
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Ruins of Ayutthaya
17:30 Sunset Boat Ride
18:30 Ayutthaya Night Sightseeing (Wat Chaiwatthanaram)
20:00 Guest Drop Off- Per Guest Request
61.04 USD
46.95 USD

Per person

Booking Request
8 Reviews
(3.9)
Traveler Rating
Excellent
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Poor
0
Time of year
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Languages
All Languages
8
English
3
Chinese
3
Korean
2

Maureen Funk

Sep-Nov

Canada

UNESCO HERITAGE OF THAILAND

It was very pleasant day to add new knowledge about Unesco heritage in thailand

  September 2017

Carmina Santos

Dec-Feb

Finland

Good to learn thai history

There was good place to visit and learn Thai history, but it shoulda been on Rainy day

  January 2016

David John

Sep-Nov

United States

Great tour

Well Organised tour and Great tour. I visited many amazing attractions.

  September 2016

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