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Ancient Ayutthaya's majestic ruins

Thirty-three kings of various dynasties ruled from Ayutthaya for over 400 years before it was attacked by Burma in 1767. Roadbook will bring you to the magnificent ruins which hint at how this former capital city was once one of Indochina’s most prosperous. With tales of kings riding on elephants battling invaders 700 years ago, you’ll see the remnants of temples housing golden Buddhas and towering pagodas. Following hundreds of years of destruction and rebuilding, there are stories of excavating buried treasure and discovering relics of Buddha. It’s no surprise that in 1991 UNESCO listed Ayutthaya as a world heritage site. You’ll learn about the marvel that is Ayutthaya from a historian without a shortage of stories to tell.

Ayutthaya

8 Hours

Entrance fees, snacks & drinks included

Offered in English

Transportation

Starting

11,500 THB

HK$2,365HK$17,872

Per Person

What to expect

In the morning, Roadbook will meet you at your hotel. We’ll depart for Ayutthaya and on the way we’ll stop at Bang Pa-In, The Royal Summer Palace, used as a country residence by every monarch during the Ayutthaya period. Taking a private long-tailed boat we will visit an ancient Buddhist monastery with no historical record of its construction. You’ll experience Phra Sri Sanphet Temple, the most important temple within the former Royal Palace compound, the Phra Maha That Temple built in 1384, where the Thai Fine Arts Department excavated the pagoda and found a buried treasure chest. We’ll admire the largely intact pagodas at Chaiwatthanaram Temple, a monastery located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and return to Bangkok later in the day.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.

What to expect

In the morning, Roadbook will meet you at your hotel. We’ll depart for Ayutthaya and on the way we’ll stop at Bang Pa-In, The Royal Summer Palace, used as a country residence by every monarch during the Ayutthaya period. Taking a private long-tailed boat we will visit an ancient Buddhist monastery with no historical record of its construction. You’ll experience Phra Sri Sanphet Temple, the most important temple within the former Royal Palace compound, the Phra Maha That Temple built in 1384, where the Thai Fine Arts Department excavated the pagoda and found a buried treasure chest. We’ll admire the largely intact pagodas at Chaiwatthanaram Temple, a monastery located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and return to Bangkok later in the day.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.

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Ancient Ayutthaya's majestic ruins

Thirty-three kings of various dynasties ruled from Ayutthaya for over 400 years before it was attacked by Burma in 1767. Roadbook will bring you to the magnificent ruins which hint at how this former capital city was once one of Indochina’s most prosperous. With tales of kings riding on elephants battling invaders 700 years ago, you’ll see the remnants of temples housing golden Buddhas and towering pagodas. Following hundreds of years of destruction and rebuilding, there are stories of excavating buried treasure and discovering relics of Buddha. It’s no surprise that in 1991 UNESCO listed Ayutthaya as a world heritage site. You’ll learn about the marvel that is Ayutthaya from a historian without a shortage of stories to tell.

Ayutthaya

8 Hours

Entrance fees, snacks & drinks included

Offered in English

Transportation

Starting
Per Person
Clear
Thailand, travel, bangkok, temple, ayutthaya

What to expect

In the morning, Roadbook will meet you at your hotel. We’ll depart for Ayutthaya and on the way we’ll stop at Bang Pa-In, The Royal Summer Palace, used as a country residence by every monarch during the Ayutthaya period. Taking a private long-tailed boat we will visit an ancient Buddhist monastery with no historical record of its construction. You’ll experience Phra Sri Sanphet Temple, the most important temple within the former Royal Palace compound, the Phra Maha That Temple built in 1384, where the Thai Fine Arts Department excavated the pagoda and found a buried treasure chest. We’ll admire the largely intact pagodas at Chaiwatthanaram Temple, a monastery located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and return to Bangkok later in the day.

About Your Host

Roadbook is driven by a hand-picked team of local tastemakers, journalists and people with passion and stories to tell. With unrivalled access to unique individuals, places, and activities, we know Bangkok inside out and are brimming with street-level insights that will broaden your horizons.