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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Full-Day Tour to Ayuthaya from Bangkok including Lunch Cruise Return Trip

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Great cultural experience just 1 hour drive from Bangkok

We spent 1.5 days touring Ayutthaya temple ruins and still did not manage to see them all. (Realistically it would need 3 full days to see everything, but not many people can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Duncan C
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 1.5 days touring Ayutthaya temple ruins and still did not manage to see them all. (Realistically it would need 3 full days to see everything, but not many people can handle that many temples in such a short time) Definitely 1 day trip is not enough - but if that is all you have then it is better... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a private driver from Bangkok . It wasn't very far and there was no traffic on Sunday . The ruins are far from each other so you must find a way to commute in between . We went to 5 different sights and all of them were incredible . Wish we had a guide to explain the significance... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go buy train from Bangkok, rent a bike, ride an elephant if you have the chance! Ayuthaya is perfect for one day... And nice for an extra night: get seafood near the river! So romantic... :) The ruins taste like history. We were almost alone during our visit. Really enjoyable day... It is the second time we try!

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Thank Fabulous A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through the ancient ruins is a truly amazing experience. The old kingdom was destroyed in one of the many wars with Burma centuries ago and is being painstakingly restored. One of the wonders is the stone head of a Buddha which was found in the tangled roots of a tree now growing well out of the ground! The best... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we visited the UNESCO site and saw the old ruins and those Buddhas which still remain - however be aware the site is a ruin so lots of stones all around you - be careful not to trip over them! Plus it was very hot when we visited in December so make sure you have sufficient sun protection. Lots... More 

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Torres Novas, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to Bangkok, it totally worths the trip. The cheapest way is to catch a train in Hua Lampong train statio, 3rd class tickets are something like 38 bath a person, 1st class rises to more that 200bath, so be sure you ask the ticket you want to pay at the box office. When you arrive Ayuthaya... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ancient city of Ayutthaya was the Thai capital for over 400 years and one of the largest and most magnificent cities in Southeast Asia. Impressive ruins of temples and palaces show the remains of this once glorious city ravaged by war. The kingdom of Siam (modern Thailand) had its beginnings in the kingdom of Sukhothai (1238 - 1438) which... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old capital of Thailand, is quite near Bangkok, about 1 hrs driving. The old ruins are breath-taking for ancient-site-lovers. Highly recommended for visiting :)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. Wonderful sites and views. Extremely cheap, but does lack English interpretations - travel with Thai friends for translations and help with the different things to do.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan your trip carefully - look at the weather forecast, i went there on the hot weather it is like hitting 41 Celsius -43 Celsius during my visit. Super Warm! Hardly able to walk. s Please read the title - Visit there before you go Angkor & Barabudur. Cos it is a dwarf comparing to this two place. And the... More 

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