Being ancient Siam's capital many years ago, Ayutthaya has a rich history, and much of the fascinating architecture and buildings in the ancient royal capital still exist today as incredibly interesting ruins. On this guided tour, you'll discover beautiful spiritual sites and cruise on the mighty Chao Phraya River enjoying a delicious lunch.
Begin your full-day tour with a journey from Bangkok to Ayutthaya by air-conditioned coach in the company of an English-speaking guide. The capital and namesake of a 14th-century Siamese kingdom, the preserved ruins of the Ayutthaya are a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with archaeological wonders - palaces, temples, and statues.
Explore Wat Mahathat, the royal monastery and residence of the supreme monk, and Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the largest and most important temple in town. Admire Phra Mongkhon Bophit, one of the largest bronze Buddha images in Thailand, and visit Wat Lokayasutharam, featuring an impressive reclining Buddha with a length of 42 meters and a height of 8 meters.
Next, hop aboard a riverboat for an afternoon cruise down the gentle currents of the Chao Phraya River and enjoy a buffet lunch while cruising, choosing from a great selection of oriental and western dishes. Relax on your way back to Bangkok as you take in the fascinating scenery of the River of Kings and observe the locals going about their daily lives along the waterfront.