Bang Pa-In Palace, Wat Yai Chai MongKhon, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit and Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam).
What You Need To Know
This private tour in Bangkok is only for you and your group, with no other participants. We pick you up at your Bangkok city area hotel lobby and also drop you off at the hotel after the tour. Pick up time at your Bangkok hotel is 8:00 am.
At 8 am, our English-speaking guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok city area and you will leave the hotel together for private Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok. The first destination on the itinerary is Bang Pa-In Palace.
Bang Pa-In Palace is a popular destination for people taking a private Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok.
King Prasat Thong built the first Bang Pa-In Palace in the early 1600s, but it was abandoned for almost a century after Ayutthaya was conquered by the Burmese in 1767.
In the 1850s, King Mongkut started rebuilding parts of the Bang Pa-In Palace. The palace complex was significantly reconstructed during this period, with many of the buildings being constructed in the late 19th century.
Bang Pa-In Palace has maintained its importance for the Thai royal family even after being rebuilt. It has been utilized for different reasons such as a summer getaway and a location for royal events and rituals.
After that, you will go to Wat Yai Chai MongKhon. The temple is a well-known tourist spot in Ayutthaya that is often visited by people on a private Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok.
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, also known as the Monastery of Auspicious Victory, is situated to the East of the historical island. The main attraction of the temple is a grand prang that stands out in the area. The monastery is currently in use, with monks residing in kuti on the premises.
During King U Thong’s reign in the late 14th century, the temple called Wat Pa Kaeo was established with the construction of a chedi and viharn. It gained significance as the headquarters for the Supreme Patriarch of the forest sect of Buddhism.
The main buildings of the temple, including the main chedi, viharn, and ubosot, are arranged in a straight line from east to west. There are also several smaller chedis and the monks’ living quarters surrounding them. In the northeast corner, there are the remains of a viharn that contains a large Reclining Buddha image.
Next you’ll visit Wat Mahathat. Wat Mahathat is an interesting attraction for travelers taking a private Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok.
The head of a stone Buddha image is entangled in the roots of a tree, and it is one of the most photographed attractions at Wat Mahathat temple.
Wat Mahathat, also known as the temple of the Great Relic, was a significant temple in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Situated on an island with historical significance, the monastery consisted of a large central prang, a main viharn and ubosot, and several smaller chedis and viharns.
Unfortunately, the top portion of the central prang has deteriorated over time, leaving only the foundation intact.
Afterwards, you will visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. For tourists on a private Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok, the most remarkable attraction in Ayutthaya is Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is located in Ayutthaya’s World Heritage Park and has been recognized as a national historic site since 1935. It was a significant temple in Ayutthaya and was situated within the Grand Palace grounds. It also inspired the design of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok.
Next, you will witness Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit, on a private Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok.
Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit is a 600-year-old temple in Thailand that houses a large bronze Buddha statue. The temple was built during the reign of King Borommatrailokkanat and the statue was originally located in a now-gone monastery.
Later, King Songtham ordered the statue to be moved to the temple and a roof was constructed over it. Unfortunately, the roof was damaged by lightning, but it was restored in 1920. Today, the Buddha statue is 12.5 meters tall and is covered with gold leaves, symbolizing the glory of Thailand.
Later on, you’ll explore the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam). On a private Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok, Wat Lokayasutharam is a Buddha statue that faces west and has its head resting on a lotus flower. Additionally, the straight arm of the statue supports its head.
Wat Lokayasutharam is home to a magnificent reclining Buddha statue called Phra Bhuddhasaiyart. This statue, made of bricks and plaster in the Middle Ayutthaya Period art style, is the largest in the area and measures 37 meters in length and 8 meters in height. The statue is visually stunning, with the Buddha’s head resting on a lotus and its legs overlapping to meet at squared-off toes. Visitors can purchase incense, flowers, and gold leaf squares from women in the area to make offerings at the statue.
The private Ayutthaya tour from Bangkok will conclude at around 5:00 pm when the guide will either take you back to the meeting point or your hotel in Bangkok.
Children under 3 years old are free of charge (No seat providing and share seat with parents).
For children above 3 years old and higher than 120 cm, adult’s price will be applied.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
We are happy to accommodate vegetarian dietary preferences and ask that you please advise us of your needs at the time of booking. We will do our best to ensure that you have a satisfying and enjoyable meal during the tour.
We regret to inform you that our tours are not allowed for pregnant travelers due to the physical demands and potential risks involved. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We encourage expectant mothers to consider alternative tour arrangements that align with their health and safety needs.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This private tour in Bangkok is organised exclusively for you, no others will join. You will be in trusted hands with our professional English speaking licensed tour guide.
There is a dress code recommendation for Buddhist sites in Ayutthaya of shirts that cover shoulders, and shorts/skirts that cover the knees.
Airbnb do not provide House name or number, we’re unable to pick up guests from Airbnb lodging.
If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just make a WhatsApp call the number +1 313 888 1604