Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok
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Stop At: Bang Pa In Palace, Ban Len, Bang Pa-in 13160 Thailand
Bang Pa-in Palace is ancient palace back to Ayutthaya era. This palace was built by King Prasart Thong and then it was rebuilt by King Mongkut after it’s abandoned for long time. The palace is divide into 2 zone one is inner zone that for royal family to use as a resting place the other zone is outer zone that open for normal people and tourist. According to Bang Pa-in Travel Guide there are a lot of place tourist can pay a visit in this palace. Hem Montein Tewa Raja Tower (King Prasart Thong Shrine). This was built in Khmer style by King Mongkut in addition to honor King Prasart Thong the one who first built this palace. Aisawan Thiphya-Asana Royal Pavilion. This royal pavilion was built by King Mongkut at the middle of palace’s basin. It is a copy of Arporn Phimok Prasart royal pavilion in Bangkok and named follow by the first royal pavilion that build by King Prasart Thong in the past.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya Historical Park Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand
Wat Mahathat, “the temple of the Great Relic” was one of the most important temples in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Located on the historical island the large monastery features a huge central prang, a very large principal viharn and ubosot and a great number of subsidiary chedis and viharns. The upper part of its once massive central prang has collapsed. Today only the base remains.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Wat Na Phra Meru, Khlong Sa Bua, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Wat Na Phra Men or the Monastery in Front of the Funeral Pyre sometimes called
Wat Na Phra Meru is located off the city island in the northern area of Ayutthaya in Tha
Wasukri sub-district. The temple is located along Khlong Sra Bua and the north bank of
the Khlong Mueang just opposite the ancient Grand Palace. It was registered as a
National Historic Site with the Fine Arts Department on 25 February 1935.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), Phratuchai Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand
Wat Lokayasutharam is situated at Pratoochai District, behind the Ancient Palace and the Pratoochai Primary School, in the area 0f Wat Worapoh (Wat Rakhang) and Wat Worachettharam.
Wat Lokayasutharam is 800 meters from Wat Phra Mongkon Bophit. Wat Worachettharam and Wat Worapoh are also closeby. Nevertheless, we had quite some difficulty finding Wat Lokayasutharam, likely our otherwise good Ayutthaya map, was a bit off the mark.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Chao Phraya River, 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
Cruise and Lunch on the Chao Phraya River by Cruise Boat
Pass By: Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), 34 Wang Doem Road Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
Pass by boat
Pass By: The Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok Thailand
Pass by Boat
Pass By: ICONSIAM, 299, Soi Charoen Nakhon 5, Charoen Nakhon Road Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
A new shopping complex located on the banks of Chao Phraya River.
- Admission Fees to all the temples & palace
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Thai & International Lunch Buffet on board
- Return riverboat trip
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entry/Admission - Bang Pa In Palace
- Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat
- Entry/Admission - Wat Na Phra Meru
- Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
- Soda/Pop - Soft drinks, beers, wines, juices, liquors (will be charged separately)
- 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
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- There is no health restrictions for this tour
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Good Value for the money and time well spent. Especially enjoyed the river cruise portion with the temples along the rive.
Pros: Professional Service, Pick up and Drop off was smooth, Guide was good, Food was good Cons: We had to sit in the last row of the bus and couldn't hear the Guide. Time spent on Bang Pa-In Royal Palace was too much. Can't get in-depth understanding of Ayutthaya history by this trip. Not enough time.
We weren't sure what to expect on this trip as our previous trip booked through Viator had been a bit disappointing, however, this was fantastic. We were picked up on time in front of our hotel and had a great guide called Rose. She was informative and funny and it gave us a flavour of history, culture and life in Thailand. The temples we visited were interesting and I felt we spent enough time at each place and the journey was really pleasant. The afternoon boat cruise was a real surprise, I'd expected lunch in a canteen and a little boat trip, so to get on a lovely boat with a huge buffet selection was lovely. My husband and son are vegetarian and they were brought special dishes to the table. It was a fantastic trip and one I would recommend.
+ 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.