Ayutthaya tours from Bangkok

Ayutthaya Historical Park tazlambert/Flickr

Ayutthaya Historical Park ©tazlambert/Flickr

Will you visit Bangkok on your next holiday? If you would like to see more of Thailand than “just” its capital city, I recommend you to visit Ayutthaya. It’s located only an hour’s drive north of Bangkok. The ancient city of Ayutthaya is a very attractive tourist destination of Thailand and makes for a great day trip. You can easily reach Ayutthaya from Bangkok. There are several tours organized from the capital city. A visit to Ayutthaya means more than “simple” temple visits and palace tours. You can get in touch with local culture if you explore the backstreets by bicycle or even by foot. Besides, you can also opt for a river cruise. Everything depends on your preferences.

Traveling to Ayutthaya

It is only one hour from Bangkok, so it’s pretty easy to get there from the capital with a rental car, especially if the car has got Michelin tires. Check the video to see why.

Ayutthaya Day Trip

As you can see, there are several options for Ayutthaya tours from Bangkok. One such tour is an Ayutthaya Day Trip. This tour begins with a guided visit to the gorgeous Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and its gardens abundant in interesting buildings of European architectural styles, Thai and Chinese styles. The visit continues with a long-tail boat trip on the Chao Phraya River to the inner part of Ayutthaya. Here you can explore the ruined temples within the famous Ayutthaya Historical Park.

Ayutthaya Historical Park tazlambert/Flickr

Ayutthaya Historical Park ©tazlambert/Flickr

Ayutthaya Cycling Tour

As the distance between Bangkok and Ayutthaya is not big, you can easily visit this ancient city by bike, too. Take part on an Ayutthaya Cycling Tour and have an unforgettable experience. It is a relaxing bike ride during which you will have the opportunity to admire the highlights of the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Then, you can enjoy a 2-hour Thai massage, taking a rest and preparing for the evening Thai feast. It will surely be a memorable experience of your life.

Mekhala Overnight Cruise

This river cruise takes you from Bangkok’s Grand Palace to Ayutthaya’s Bang Pa-In Palace and other ancient temple ruins. During the journey you will have the occasion to make a picture of some of Thailand’s most important historical and architectural landmarks. Then you can enjoy a fantastic candlelight dinner on the ship. By the morning, after you woke up to the river sunrise, you will be transported by a long-tail boat to the inner part of Ayutthaya city.

Bang Pa-In Palace Peanuttt/Flickr

Bang Pa-In Palace ©Peanuttt/Flickr

Ayutthaya River Sun Cruise

Another river cruise is the Ayutthaya River Sun Cruise which starts from the River City Shopping Complex. In just one and a half hour you arrive to the Bang Pa-In Palace, reaching the inner part of the ancient city in the following hour. The visit will take about 2 hours, after which you’ll depart the city at about 12:30. It is a great one-day visit to this ancient city.

Ayutthaya Historical Park Argenberg/Flickr

Ayutthaya Historical Park ©Argenberg/Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

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