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The Ancient City of Ayutthaya Day Tour by Tuk Tuk

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Stop At: Historic City of Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

Tour start at 9:00 hours everyday.

Meeting point is in the arrival/departure hall of Ayutthaya train station. The guide will wait for you at the information table inside the arrival hall of Ayutthaya train station, holding a sign with your name. From there we walk to the river and cross the river by local ferry.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya Historical Park Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

During our Tuk-tuk Ayutthaya day tour we visit the following 6 places of interest by TUK TUK:

Wat Mahathat (built in 1374), “the temple of the Great Relic”, was one of the most important temples in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It enshrined Buddha relics and was the seat of the Supreme Patriarch of Buddhism and thus the center of Buddhism in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It was a Royal monastery located close to the palace. The King performed important ceremonies here. When the Burmese invaded and largely destroyed Ayutthaya in 1767, Wat Mahathat was set on fire.

One of Thailand’s most photographed objects can be found at Wat Mahathat: the head of a stone Buddha image entwined in the roots of a tree

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Pratuchai Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

Wat Phra Si Sanphet may have been built in 1448, but there is ample evidence that it existed earlier. It was reportedly one of the grandest temples in the ancient capital, and it is still one of the best preserved on the island. The temple took its name from the large standing Buddha image erected here in 1503, 16 meters tall and covered with more than 150 kg of gold. The Buddha was smashed to pieces and the gold melted down when the Burmese sacked the city.

King Rama I collected the remaining bronze pieces and placed them in a chedi at Wat Pho in Bangkok.

The three bell-shaped chedis of Wat Phra Si Sanphet have practically become a symbol of Ayutthaya and were built to contain the ashes of King Boromatrailokanat and his two sons.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Pratuchai Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

Wat Mongkhon Bophit

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), Phratuchai Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

Wat Lokaya Sutha (or Wat Lokayasutharam), “the temple of the Earth”, is famous because of its 42 meters long and 8 meters high Reclining Buddha image (“Phra Buddha Sai Yat”), usually draped in orange cloth.

Little is known about this monastery’s history. Since it is located close to the Royal Palace it was probably an important temple. Its founding date is unknown; judging from the style of the main prang which is constructed in the same style as Wat Ratchaburana and Wat Mahathat, it is believed that the temple dates back from the early Ayutthaya period

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya Thailand

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is one of the most impressive ancient temples in Ayutthaya. It was built in Khmer style in 1630 during the reign of King Prasat Thong to make-merit for his mother.

During its heyday, Wat Chaiwatthanaram was an important royal temple where the king and his descendants performed religious rites and it was also used as a cremation site for various members of royalty. The whole structure of the monastery is supposed to represent the Buddhist view of the world; the central prang is about 35 meters tall and represents Mount Meru. It is surrounded by small spires (representing continents and oceans) decorated with relief sculptures depicting the life of Buddha.

Like many of the Buddha images in Ayutthaya, most of them have had their heads lopped off following the fall of the city to Burmese invaders in 1767. When the Burmese besieged Ayutthaya, the temple served as an army camp, but was abandoned when the city eventually fell

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, U-thong Road, Pranakorn Sri ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

Thai style set Lunch at a local restaurant & Snack are included. After the tour we will send you to your hotel/guesthouse on Ayutthaya Island, or back to the train station.

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Temples are sacred places and should be treated with respect and formality. You may not enter the temple grounds if wearing shorts or a sleeveless shirt.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ho Rattanachai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tuk Tuk Ride Fee
  • English speaking guide
  • Thai style set Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • Entry/Admission - Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Chaiwatthanaram
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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