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Half-Day Ayutthaya City Cultural Bike Tour
"This half-day bicycle tour is designed to be fun and educational and is suitable for all abilities. Your guide takes you around Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (the Sacred City of Ayutthaya) the old Siam royal capital from 1350 to 1767.Ayutthaya offered a variety of geographical and economic advantages by the gathering of three rivers the Chao Phraya the Pasak and the Lopburi. From a small fortified island-city the city grew into a powerful kingdom. In its heyday Thai culture and commerce flourished
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Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok Including River Cruise and Lunch
"Leave the busy city life behind as you head towards the ancient city of Ayutthaya by your pickup vehicle. Travel back into the past as you stroll through the magnificent ruins of Ayutthaya. A UNESCO World Heritage Site Ayutthaya has the some historic temples and palaces along the shores of Chao Phraya River. As you follow your guide through this ancient iconic place you will see weather-worn ruins of pointed prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries offer an idea of the city's past glory.Visit Wat Maha Tat a massive Buddhist Temple compound. You will find numerous headless Buddha Statues and remains of Royal Villas. Many relics of old religious building can also be found here. You can't miss out on the huge Buddha head surrounded by many entangled roots of ornate buildings with columned porticos and romantic marble statues of graceful female figures this captivating view is never disappointing.Once you proceed to the river's edge board the cruise that will take down the Chao Phraya River towards the Bangkok City. Settle down with mouth-watering local Thai delicacies. Enjoy your delicious meal while you witness the wonder of nature pass by. A lush green countryside view gradually
From $75.00
 
Ayutthaya Historical Park Bike Ride
"Towering chedis amidst crumbling ruins create the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Situated just north of Bangkok Ayutthaya once claimed Thailand's capital but that governance ended abruptly in 1767 when the city was sacked by Burmese invaders. Despite destruction the ruins emanate the city's prior dominance beauty and rich history.First we'll see Wat Yai Chaimongkol and its towering chedi
From $103.00

More Local Customs in Ayuthaya

Watch Local Thais Worshiping

One good example of watching how local thais worship and buy associated buddhist related items is along Wat Naphrame. if you book an ayuthaya tour that goes to this wat and the 2,000 year old mon...
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machomikemd
Nov 02, 2013

Buy Coconut Ice Drops

one of the specialty products in Ayuthaya besides the coconut ice cream, are the coconut ice drops, the ice drops are molded into rectangular shapes, much like the popsicle ice cream and the flavors...
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machomikemd
Nov 02, 2013

Elephants

Lythonglian Meepan and his wife established the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal in 1996. Since then it has launched progressive programs to rehabilitate sick elephants, retrain killer bulls...
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Willettsworld
Oct 25, 2009

Give Flowers

As in all of Thailand flowers are everywhere. I love how people buy them to give to each other so easily. Even in the simplest of accomadations or restaurants its common to see flwers . Oh ! I know...
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easterntrekker
Sep 27, 2006

Be Respectful

At Ayutthaya you will come across many Buddhist statues. In Thai culture you should not enter a temple or Buddha shrine as a female with your arms being bare or your legs. So basically no tank tops...
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neurochic
Dec 21, 2005

To Market, To Market!

Locals mainly buy and sell produce (vegetables, fruits, raw meat), cooked food (Thai salads, takeaway pad thai, cut fruit, chilled drinks) and various other products (even plastic flowers!) at the...
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idy
Mar 23, 2005
 
 
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Rivers

Believed it or not, there are too many khlongs(rivers) here in Thailand. The photo in the side was in Ayuthaya right infront of the Wat Chaiwatthanaram, this one is a continuation of the river in Chao...
yen_2
Jul 20, 2003

Wat

I saw this one when we we're cruising. And I always saw this whenever I cruise the Chao Phraya. When we're approaching to Bangkok from Ayuthaya by cruise, I saw this Wat Arun that were really stunning...
yen_2
Jul 20, 2003

A kid Selling..

I saw this kid seeling those toys stuff and don't know if he already had sell any..You can see many children selling any kinds of stuffs. It's not new to me because in my home country, there are even...
yen_2
Jul 20, 2003

Along the river

There are different kinds of things that you will see along the River in or around Thailand. Like this one here, you can see temples in different style. And of course they are precious to their...
yen_2
Jul 20, 2003

Local guys

There a few local guys hanging around the ruins looking for tourists.Some of them would like to play as guides, others try to sell you something, etc. They do not insist that much and sometimes they...
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dabuwan
Apr 10, 2003

The dark crypts

Inside some of the temples there are some small crypts that are accessible through some narrow tunnels carved in the stone.As there are no windows, it's completely dark in there; I had no torch with...
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dabuwan
Apr 10, 2003

Flower Offerings

It is common to see people bringing or buying flowers to offer at the Buddhist temples - along with money offerings etc. Also they adorn the temples with garlands of fresh flwoers, and also pots of...
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Audrey118
Mar 17, 2003

Cobra Story Part 2

I didn't turn the light on as I was going to the refrigerator. As I could see where it was. But as I stepped barefoot down one step into the kitchen I stepped on something squishy and it was moving!...
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herzog63
Feb 19, 2003

Top Hotels in Ayuthaya

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168 Moo1 Rojana Road, Tambol Tanu, Aumphur U-Thai, Ayutthaya, Thailand
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27 2 Moo 11 Rojana Road, Kamang, Ayutthaya, 13000, Thailand
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54 Moo 7 Bangkrasun Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya, 13160, Thailand
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12 Moo 4 Tessabarn sai 2 Road , Tambon Horrattanachai, Ampur Pranakron Sri Ayutthaya, 13000 Thailand
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55/29 Rojana Road , Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si, Ayutthaya, 13000, Thailand
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139 Moo 2 Bankao, Ayutthaya, 13000, Thailand
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Top Things to Do in Ayuthaya

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Wat Si Sanphet

This temple was constructed on the premises of the royal palace. The site was dedicated for the construction of the temple in 1448. The temple is known for it's three large stupas. The stupas are...
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Wat Thammikarat

This is another small temple ruin. What I found interesting were the number of Singh (Lion Figures) the completely encircle the main large chedi. the Singh are in various stages of disrepair. This...
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Wat Naphramera

This a small monastery that I feel tourist seldom visit. Although there is a 20 Baht entrance fee but no one was there to collect it. There was no signage in English to identify what temple this was...
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Tree Buddha

An iconic picture associated the Ayutthaya is the Buddha Head that is entwined in the trunk/roots of a Banyan tree at Wat Mahathat. I have seen pictures of this many times over the years. When I first...
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King Naresuan Monument

This is an impressive monument located at the entrance of Wat Phu Khao Thong. King Naresuan ruled from 1590 to 1605. He popularity grew though when he was Prince Naresuan. He fought many victorious...
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Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phu Khao Thong is located outside the city island. It was built by King Ramesuan in 1395. The temple is also known as Monastery of the Golden Mount. However this refers to another chedi in the...
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Top 5 Ayuthaya Writers

yen_2

"My Ancient City Glimpse..."
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pattayaraj

"Ayuthaya"
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blueskyjohn

"Ayutthaya"
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herzog63

"Ayutthaya"
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"AYUTTHAYA -Fascinating Link with the Past"
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