Ayutthaya by Elephant & Summer Palace

Ayutthaya

The ancient city of Ayutthaya, 80 kilometers (50miles) north of Bangkok, is one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions, it lies on an island formed by the confluence of the Chao Phraya, Lopburi and PaSak Rivers.

The city was founded in 1350 and was the capital of a thriving Siamese empire until it was destroyed by the invading Burmese army in 1767, it was never rebuilt.

In its heyday, Ayutthaya was a metropolis of considerable stature and ranked as one of the world’s most important (and magnificent) cities.

Today, Ayutthaya Historical Park is know for its spectacular ruins and temples, many of its temples are still intact, such as Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Pananchoeng and Wat Chai Mongkol, known for its large bronze statue of the Reclining Buddha.

Ayutthaya is now a Unesco World Heritage site.

 

 

Bang Pa-In Summer Palace is located 30 kilometers south of Ayutthaya on route to Ayutthaya and is on a small island called Bang Pa-In in the Chao Phraya River. The stunning Bang Pa-In Palace is open to the public daily from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm.

Bang Pa-In Summer Palace

Bang Pa-In Summer Palace is located 30 kilometres south of Ayutthaya on a small island called Bang Pa-In in the Chao Phraya River. The stunning Bang Pa-In Palace is renowned for its stunning Thai architecture and open to the public daily from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm.

King Prasat Thong constructed the original complex in 1632, but it fell into disuse and became overgrown in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, until King Mongkut began to restore the site in the mid-19th century.

Most of the present buildings were constructed between 1872 and 1889

 

 

Private Tour Details

Tour Itinerary

8.00am start

You will be picked up from your Bangkok hotel by your own private vehicle. You are taken firstly to the beautiful Royal Summer Palace where you can stay for an hour or so, we are flexible, you decide when you want to move on.

Next we take you to Ayutthaya ancient city where you can take your time looking around the amazing ruins and temples by Elephant Ride, then decide which local restaurant in which to have lunch.

At around 14:00 (2:00pm) we will start heading back to Bangkok to arrive at your hotel for 15:30 (3:30pm) Elephant ride fees are 800 baht per person.

Tour Information

  • You have your own driver and vehicle.
  • You are not sharing a coach with strangers.
  • We do not take you to the overpriced tourist trap stores on the way, as you are forced to do when joining any shared tour.

Price

The price includes driver, car, fuel and tolls but does not include entrance, ride fees or lunch.

2 people in a private car 1995 per person
3 people in a private car 1330 per person
4 / 8 people in a private minibus 5990 per minibus

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