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From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Ayothaya Floating Market Day Trip

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Ayothaya Floating Market Day Trip

From £30.35 per person

Visit the main highlights of Ayutthaya on a full-day tour from Bangkok. You will have the chance to visit the ancient ruins of the temples and learn about the city's history.

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3.5 hours
  • Bangkok

  • 2 hours
  • Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (guided tour)

  • 30 minutes
  • Ayothaya Floating Market (guided tour, lunch, long-tail boat ride, free time)

  • Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (guided tour)

  • Wat Maha That (guided tour)

  • 2 hours
  • Bangkok

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Explore Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, a former residence of Thai kings
  • Walk around Ayothaya floating market, a replica market featuring more than 200 stalls
  • Visit Wat Phrasri Sanphet, the grandest and most beautiful temple in Ayutthaya
  • Be amazed at Wat Mahathat, and see the statue of the Buddha's head in a tree
Full description
After meeting in Bangkok in the morning, start the 2-hour drive to Ayutthaya. The ancient city of Ayutthaya was founded around 1350, and became the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. On this full-day trip, you will explore the ruins of the old city, in the UNESCO listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. The park is an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries, and statues. Stop at the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace. The palace was originally built in 1632 by King Prasat Thong. At this spot, you can find a number of impressive buildings built in different architectural styles from Thai, Chinese and European design. Continue your tour with a visit to Ayothaya floating market and enjoy some free time for lunch. After lunch, you will visit 2 more historical sites, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Mahathat, to discover the historical ruins of the great temple sites. You will return to Bangkok at around 6:00 PM, where you will be dropped off.
  • Admission ticket to Bang Pa-In Royal Palace
  • Admission ticket to Ayothaya Floating Market
  • Admission ticket to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • Admission ticket to Wat Mahathat
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Multilingual English- and Thai-speaking tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Times Square Building Lobby, 246 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. Get off at Asok station (BTS, Sukhumvit line) and take exit 2. After a 3-minute walk you will see the Times Square Building on your left, next to the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • ripped clothing
  • Sportswear
  • see-through clothing

Know before you go

  • Please note, the itinerary is subject to change without any prior notice due to local circumstances
  • This is a group tour
  • Knee and shoulder-length clothing must be worn in the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (please do not wear shorts, mini skirts above the knee, sportswear, sleeveless shirts, torn pants, leggings or see-through wear or sandals)
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4.7 /5

based on 887 reviews

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Our guide was called Tan. He tried very hard and always made sure that nobody was lost. The organization was super and uncomplicated from start to finish, the air-conditioned bus trip with 36 degrees outside temperature was very pleasant. I hadn't read anything good about the floating market in advance. Yes, one should not expect floating boats where the goods are sold. It is much more so that the market is built on the water, but one goes over more wooden planks. We were there on a Sunday and there were mostly locals there, which did not confirm the picture of a tourist market. I don't find a hotel pick-up in Bangkok absolutely necessary, because you are well mobile by taxi, bus, train, tuk tuk and, in comparison, even save money if you look at what else is required for hotel pick-up. In terms of price, I think it's ok if you want to avoid negotiating with other providers.

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3 March 2020

Good experience even if it can be improved. I would leave half an hour before, a visit to the royal palace good, the boat ride between the market is decidedly mediocre, I would extend the time for lunch and purchases by at least half an hour. The floating market offers a lot and I think tourists would be happy to have more time available. Good visit to the other 2 temples

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29 February 2020

The temples in Ayutthaya were really impressive. Unfortunately, of course, quite crowded, but still very nice. Here you always had enough time to walk across the area yourself. The market was quite nice to try tasty little things, but the boat trip was a pure tourist scam and somehow ridiculous. You don't have to have that, as it's not a true floating market where goods are sold from the boat. You just drive in a circle once. Steer clear of the "Sitz-Restaurants", very very pushy and rude, because you can eat little things on the stands and try different things. The trip was quite relaxed, remember to cover your shoulders and knees, otherwise you won't be able to get into the Summer Palace. However, I found this the least exciting. The temples are worth it!

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27 February 2020

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