Dagstur fra Bangkok til Ayutthaya-templene, inkludert elvecruise på Chao Phraya
The Unesco World Heritage site of Ayutthaya is 53 miles (85 kilometers) north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was a thriving Siamese kingdom from 1350 until 1767, when it was captured by the Burmese. Today, Ayutthaya is know for its spectacular ruins and temples. Many of its temples are still intact, such as Wat Phra Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Panangcherng and Wat Chai Mongkol, known for its large bronze statue of the Reclining Buddha.
You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. The palace is a well-preserved 'museum', providing a glimpse into a time when Thailand was known as Siam.
On your full-day guided excursion from Bangkok you will visit Thailand's former ancient capital by van and returning to Bangkok by boat. During the boat cruise from Ayutthaya you will see temples such as Wat Arun lining the Chao Phraya River.
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Entrance fees to the temples
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Return riverboat trip
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- When visiting temples visitors should ensure they are suitably dressed. No short pants or sleeveless tops, as a general rule knees and shoulders should be covered
- You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
+ Well organized tour with respect to coordination and logistics + Fun guide (Donna) who was very positive and enthusiastic + The city has history and should be visited - The boat cruise has a good lunch spread (options and taste, minus the deserts which were below average) - After the city visit the boat tour seems slow and long and can be avoided. Overall : should do the temple tour once.
The trip was overall quite interesting and good. The only complaint we have its the coverage in Ayutthaya. Perhaps the trip could have covered a few more areas of interests in Ayutthaya like the 3 stupas etc. The tour guide who lead the tour was pretty good. He is friendly and approachable. I would strongly recommend him to lead the tour to Ayutthaya.
The palace was closed due to renovations which is a bummer. Otherwise a good trip. Food at cruise ok
Dear Viatour, Related to this tour, i have some generals feedback as below: - On-time: your staff has come and pick me up/droping off. However, all passenger have to wait for only 1 passenger in 45 mins, i really disappointed about this. - Tour guide: she's good at English and have deeply knowledge about historical place. - Food: food lunch at White Orchird Cruise is not good, especially rice is hard and dry. Need to be improved. In total is good enough.
The tour was not what we expected... The Ayutthaya temples (the name of the tour) took the less time spent in all of the tour! We went so many places before and after, and only were 30 minutes in the main spot at Ayutthaya! The vehicle was too old and not confortable, the guide was boring, did not speak understandably english and there were a lot of people! Really hated this tour
There was lots of getting off and on the coach, which was old and with very high steps....so if you're short like me this wasn't fun... stopped off at several places but when it came to the main place, which is was the tour is called....AYUTTHAYA, bizarrely we spent the least time here, longer was spent are the other places.... misleading advertising, also it appeared our guide rushed us to get to the boat first to get lunches was obviously hungry!! .... couldn't understand our guide a majority of the time and she spoke too much nonsense, very annoying. I'm English and had trouble understanding her so I dread to think how others from other countries felt, and she needs to stop repeating everything several times. Especially and saying, "follow Donna". A rushed morning with misleading advertising, best thing about the day was the relaxing dinner cruise at the end. I wouldn't recommend this tour.
Superb experience of the history and artistic and architectural achievements of a fascinating country. Tour guide was also very informative and amusing.
Overall a very good day, however day wasn’t adequately described on Viator site, as there was no mention of visiting palace and Gardens which was our first - and lengthiest stop.Ayutthaya ruins were fascinating but unfortunately we were strictly limited to 30 minutes there only. As this site was the entire reason to do the day trip, this was VERY disappointing. Boat trip back was pleasant and lunch onboard was surprisingly nice and plentiful. Our guide, Donna, was very good. Please note: at first stop, old palace, legs and shoulders MUST be covered! My adult sons were in shorts and along with half the busload had to purchase long pants at the souvenir shop! I realise this is a profitable sideline for them, and perhaps the guides?, this requirement should be stated in your tour description.
my Ayutthaya tour was fantastic.some temples and beautiful palace were amazing,especially wood roots coverd Budda's head.lunch cruise was also great moment with nice guide!!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared great info about the city and temples we visited. It rained so that put a dampener on the river cruise portion of the trip but the second floor was air conditioned and provided decent views. The included lunch had a lot of variety and the boat was clean and well maintained.
Enjoyed the day on the whole, but the tour around Ayutthaya was extremely rushed and I didn't come away having learnt much. Our guide's English was not very good so it was difficult to understand her explanations. And we were only taken to two or three sites. The boat cruise back was nice, though does take up the best the part of the trip. I wouldn't recommend this trip if it's the temples you're really interested in. But I would recommend if you're after an easy excursion and are happy with just a taste of the temples, followed by a long boat trip!
Good tour with an experienced local tour guide.If Travel agency can provide the following, I'll give a five start review.(1) Provide a tour bus with better condition(2) Provide a summary sheet/map indicating historical sites along the river
Our tour guide Pol was very informative about the tour and Thailand in general. The river cruise was a great way to end the tour and was relaxing along with a very good buffet.