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Meander828608 wrote a review Dec 2018
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We by Ticket Full Day Ayutthaya Thai River Cruise by River Sun Cruise, The original tour operator of Ayutthaya by River Cruise good service with professional teams
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Date of experience: January 2018
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ViktorTrue wrote a review Jun 2018
Buffalo Grove, Illinois445 contributions150 helpful votes
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We had an excellent time on our half-day Ayutthaya excursion with River Sun Cruise. We were shuttled to an air conditioned and comfortable motor coach that took us to Ayutthaya from Bangkok. Along the way, our guide, who spoke English very well, told us about different historical and cultural Thai facts. We first stopped at Bang Pa-In Palace (the Summer Palace) and spent a good amount of time there. About half the time was spent with our guide and then we had some time to walk around by ourselves. From there, we went to Wat Maha That - the ruins of Ayutthaya. We saw the face of the Buddha in the bode tree (amazing) and were guided around the ruins and told the stories of what happened back in history that lead to the capital of Thailand to be moved to Bangkok. Next, we travelled to Wat Na Phra Mane and got to see a beautiful golden Buddha inside the Wat. From there, we bussed to Wat Lokayasutharam relatively close by. That's where the longest reclining Buddha in Thailand is located and it was really stunning. We bussed over to our boat departure point where we enjoyed a wonderful ride down the Chao Phraya River and had a great Thai buffet lunch with a good assortment of tasty food. On the boat ride back, our guide told us more information about the different buildings and sites we passed on the river. It was a really wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone that was going to Bangkok.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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hp8927 wrote a review Apr 2018
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions9 helpful votes
My family booked in advance to travel back from Ayutthaya to Bangkok by River Sun Cruise (booked directly with them by email) and the communiation from them transpired to be hopelessly misleading and inaccurate. After a frustrating 45 mins of phone calls when we arrived at the pier they had named in the confirmation email, they admitted they "did not know" there was a temple with the same name in Ayutthaya and actually the boat leaves from a pier (of the same name) in Nonthaburi, quite some distance driving from Ayutthaya. It was very disappointing for our children and we then needed to find alternative transport back to Bangkok. I would not recommend using this company at all.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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onvacation2018 wrote a review Feb 2018
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions5 helpful votes
This was my favorite thing in Bangkok. Andy, our tour guide, was very informative and funny. And what I didn't realize, when they say you'll tour Ayutthaya, is that it is a whole area with a ton of neat stuff to see besides the ruins of the City. There is palace, that Andy really knew the very interesting history of. There is an outdoor reclining Buddha, which is at least as big as the one in Bangkok. There is a temple with a jeweled ceiling which you visit and can kneel with the monks while they chant. Lots of really neat stuff and Andy had the story behind everything. The only thing I would've changed was the really small amount of time that you got to explore the actual ruins. Pretty much the first thing you see is the famous Buddha head in the tree. But by the time you listen to the story and get your picture taken with it (I know, you aren't supposed to take pictures of a Buddha, even though everybody seems to be doing it, but this is one of the times when even the tour guide said it was ok for some reason) you have used up half your time. Then you basically jog through what you really thought you'd spend the whole day exploring and you still don't see it all. So my suggestion is that they shorten up the other places a little. Maybe it was the promise of free water, but everybody was back at the bus early at the palace. We spent way too long at the reclining Buddha. The restrooms there are the "hole in the floor type" and there is only the one thing to see. But that was my only complaint. The Thai food they served on the boat was some of the best we had in Thailand. The boat ride was as fun as it was delicious. At one point, you can have your picture taken driving the boat and wearing the captain's hat while the guy salutes you. You also get to see the side of Bangkok you see in movies. The rickety shanties built on stilts with their crooked docks over the gabbage filled water and the strangely shaped very expensive looking downtown skyscrapers. And Andy knows the story about every one.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Rene D wrote a review Feb 2018
Barcelona, Spain23 contributions15 helpful votes
Well. I guess i did not prepare well. I saw a picture of the three pagados temple (this is what google will show first of you search ayutthaya) last year and or said it was ayutthaya so i booked a trip. Long story short we never got to see that! We spent more time wandering around bang pa palace than at ayutthaya itself. I asked about it but was confused with the temple at the cover of the brochure. We also did not visit in this tour because it is back in Bangkok. ("We've seen it from the bus!") Around 12 we were already done with our daytrip and embarked the board for lunch and our way back. I think its ridiculous if you book a 1650 Bath day tour to Ayutthaya that you get to spent so little time there. I put a postcard of the highlight that is not included in this tour! The third picture is the best i saw but is back in Bangkok close to where you get dropped off after the boatride back.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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