Enjoy a bicycle excursion in the ancient capital of Siam, Ayutthaya. During this bicycle tour you cycle through local communities, along markets and stop at some of Ayutthaya’s most famous temples.
What to Expect
During this Ayutthaya bicycle tour you will get a good impression of the once mighty capital of Siam. The first stop is at Pom Phet or “Diamond Fortress”, one of the sixteen fortresses along the city walls of Ayutthaya. Although partially destroyed, the fort still conveys what must have been ancient travelers first impressions of the Kingdom of Siam.
Continue the Ayutthaya bicycle adventure and cycle through local neighborhoods and pass so-called “Roti Road”. Dozens of vendors offer bags of the colorful “Roti Sai Mai”, one of the most famous Thai desserts in Ayutthaya – threads of twirled palm sugar wrapped in a round unleavened bread.
You cycle through the quiet Somdet Phra Srinakarinda Park to Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai, a memorial for the first heroine in Thai history, and make a short photo stop here. Then you ride further along the river and observe the daily life of the local people living on the river banks. Stop at a Muslim community where they make handicraft woven wind mobiles from palm leaves in the shape of a carp, “Pla Tapian Bai Lan”.
The tour brings you then to the world-renowned Ayutthaya Historical Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. Here you see the ruins of the old temples. You stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet which was the most important temple of Ayutthaya and situated within the Royal Palace grounds. The next stop is at Wat Mahathat, best known for its photogenic Buddha’s head entwined within the roots of a tree. It is one of the most recognizable images from Thailand and can be found on many post cards and travel books.
Continue your ride to “Chao Phrom Market” and walk with your bicycle over the market. This busy market has been around since Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam. It houses a large concentration of amulet shops, food stalls and vendors selling all kinds of wares. You take a ferry back to cross the Pasak river and within a few minutes you are back at the office where the tour ends. During the trip you make regular stops for sightseeing and to provide you with drinking water/soft drink and a Thai snack.
- Bicycle rent
- Bicycle helmet
- Ferry crossing
- Entrance fee Wat Mahathat & Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
- Water or soft drinks during the excursion
What's Not Included
- Gratuities/tip for the tour guide (optional)
Know Before You Go
Please send the full names of all participants before tour date.
Until 48 hours before tour start: cancellation free of charge
From 48-24 hours before tour start: 50% cancellation fee
Within 24 hours or no show: 100% cancellation fee