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Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Lopburi Monkey Temple Private Day Trip

1. Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Lopburi Monkey Temple Private Day Trip

Witness the glory of the ancient capital of Siam, Ayutthaya, on a private guided tour. Discover the temple and palace ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Lopburi Monkey Temple. Meet your guide your hotel lobby at 9 AM. Depart for Ayuthaya, which is about 1 hour from Bangkok. First, visit Wat Phu Khao Thong, or the Monastery of the Golden Mount, which is located just outside Ayuthaya. Then, proceed to the ancient palace and Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Make a stop at Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit, one of the largest bronze Buddhas in Thailand. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive another hour to the province of Lopburi, one of the oldest cities in the country. Discover how this city was historically within the large Khmer empire and was briefly the capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The biggest tourist draw in Lopburi is Phra Prang Sam Yod - also known as the Monkey Temple. See mischievous macaques that live in the temple grounds and surrounding streets, happy to relieve people strolling by of snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and other items. After saying goodbye to the monkeys, return to your hotel in Bangkok.

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Khao Yai National Park Day Trip

2. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Khao Yai National Park Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day trip out of Bangkok, explore the impressive monuments and temple ruins built during the Ayutthaya era. Make your first stop at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon to see the 42-meter-long reclining white Buddha. Then, head to Wat Phra Mahathat to spot the famous tree that has grown around a Buddha's head. Take a selfie with the Buddha's head, but make sure you sit on your knees to show respect, as it is considered holy by Thais. Continue to Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the largest temple in Ayutthaya, known for its distinctive row of restored chedis. Housed within the grounds of the former royal palace, the temple was used only for royal religious ceremonies. The three Chedis are very elegant, and the whole place gives a good impression of what it may have looked like before the city was destroyed. You then make another stop in Ayutthaya at Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit. This is one of the biggest Buddha images in Thailand, with a lap measurement at 9.55 meters and a height of 12.45 meters. It is a good model of the Buddha image during the end of Ayutthaya reign. From there, continue to a local restaurant, where you will be served authentic Thai dishes. Move on to Khao Yai National Park and stop at Haew Narok Waterfall to see a beautiful view of the waterfall by walking just 1 kilometer from the main road. Taking a safe trail down the cliff, continue to the Visitor Center to hear about the park’s history and attractions. The final stop is KM 30 Viewpoint on Thanarat Road, and after the wonderful journey, you will return to your hotel in Bangkok, arriving at around 6:30 PM.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 174 reviews

Incredible experience! Jill our guide was awesome! Super knowledgeable and open to questions about the history of the sites, Thailand, and Buddhism. We had a great time, our driver was great and the drive didn’t feel long either. We never felt bored. Would absolutely recommend, especially to those who love and value Thai history, as well as those who love to explore! Also, not to forget, the drive to the monkey temple is certainly worth it! The highlight of the trip for sure!

fantastic trip, Ayutthaya is 100% worth the visit, there were plenty of cheaper options but this one having our guide made it that bit easier he explained everything to us very good knowledge and took some excellent photos I was slightly skeptical about adding on the monkey tour as it added the price up however now I look back it was a highlight of our trip, amazing experience and memories and massive thank you to our guide he was brilliant

Jill Kittaya was an excellent guide. She is full of knowledge in history, architecture and religion. She just made our trip! She is very friendly and made us feel very special. Paul our driver got us safely to the monkey temple and Ayutthaya. Highly recommend this experience!!!

My travel agent was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about each exhibit and friendly. Overall it was a great experience.

Amazing ! Kindly guide and professional driver, comfortable car, nice pictures and memories