Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

1. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

Choose to meet your guide at the meeting point or take advantage of hotel transfer services from your accommodation in Bangkok. Drive towards the Ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Make your first stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet which was for a long time considered to be the spiritual center of Thailand. Situated within the royal palace grounds, the temple is the royal monastery and is a model of the royal temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Then, head to Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya which is one of the oldest and most significant temples in the history of Ayutthaya as it housed the Buddha's holy relic. The temple is most famous for the Buddha head situated in a Bodhi tree root. Next, stop at Wat Ratchaburana which houses a large number of Buddha images and gold artifacts. Enjoy lunch that will be served at Krungsri River Hotel. In the afternoon, continue on to the Chao Samphraya National Museum. Admire the most important objects here including the Buddha relics found inside the crypt of Wat Mahathat and other golden treasures like the golden sword, the golden headgear (hat), the miniature royal regalia, golden sculptures, and more. Then, visit Wat Lokaya Sutharam to see the 42-meter-long reclining white Buddha. Last but not least, finish the trip at Wat Chaiwattanaram which rests on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Learn about how the temple was ordered to built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother featuring the architectural style influenced by the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. Arrive back in Bangkok at around 5 PM.

Ayutthaya UNESCO , World Heritage private tour

2. Ayutthaya UNESCO , World Heritage private tour

Head north from Bangkok on this private full-day trip to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The visit ฺBang Pa in Summer palace (Long pants & Long sleeve are required) you will see many buildings, Beautiful yards in side Palace area and listen to the stories of many kings who spend time here. Visit Wat Phrasrisanphet and the former palace, the prototype for the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Take a walk to Wihan Mongkon Borpit to see the seated Buddha statue. Continue on to Wat Mahathat and Wat Ratchaburana and hear the story of the battle fought from the backs of elephants. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Or you could visit one of the temples which is highlighted called Wat Pra ngam. Spend some time at Wat Chaiwattanaram, the stunning temple on the river, before returning to Bangkok.

Bangkok: Full-Day Trip to Ayutthaya Temples & Night Market

3. Bangkok: Full-Day Trip to Ayutthaya Temples & Night Market

Your tour will begin when you meet your guide at 12 PM at one of the pickup points. You’ll start by visiting Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya, one of Thailand’s most visited temples. Along the way to Ayutthaya, you’ll first stop off to dress up in Thai period costumes, which you’ll wear throughout your Thai adventure. The first temple you’ll visit has one of Ayutthaya’s most mysterious backstories, which you’ll hear all about from your guide as you witness a Buddha head engulfed by the roots of a Bodhi tree. Next, you’ll explore Wat Ratchaburana, one of the country’s best-preserved temples built in the 15th century, where you’ll discover the main prang, royal viharn, and the temple crypt. After this, you’ll delve into the country’s history with a visit to Chao Sam Phraya Museum, where you’ll have the chance to explore a wide variety of golden artifacts, Buddha images, wooden door panels, and other treasures. Your day will end watching a spectacular sunset back at Wat Chaiwatthanaram temple before riding a long-tail boat to see the sights of the island city and to witness the locals’ lifestyles in action. If you’re lucky, you may even see an elephant or two along the way. Finally, your last stop on this eventful tour will be at a local night market, where you’ll have ample time to explore and soak up the atmosphere. You’ll finish by returning to Bangkok at around 8:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 369 reviews

Our driver Mr.Boeing and our driver MrSakka made sure that we had a memorable trip to Ayutthaya. They reached the hotel lobby dot on time and drove us safely to Ayutthaya. Right from the start they showed genuine interest in helping us with anything we might need often going above and beyond. They patiently answered our queries, explained tje detailed history of all the sites. The lunch arranged was very tasty !They looked after us very well during th trip. Thank you to their hard work - we had a memorable stay in Bangkok

The trip was great, Boeing was very professional and offered great insights into each sights, the extra history lessons was helpful for me. I particularly enjoyed the jokes he gave (not sure if they were accidental), not always political correct but very very funny. The driver Mr Wing(?), was also very helpful, offered ice towels and water along the way as it was a particularly hot day. Overall, I think the trip was worth it.

Amazing day, well worth the price! Boeing was an informative and animated guide, natural born storyteller who brought history to life. Sam was a friendly and safe driver. We didn’t get to the museum but every other experience was remarkable and we managed to avoid crowds by altering the order of events, smart move! A personalised and very special experience. Highly recommended.

The drive to Ayutthaya was in a salon car which is very comfortable. Mickey, our guide was very energetic and share lots of stories on Ayutthaya. He took good care of our needs very well, especially our special diet and our schedule. He surprised us with a huge pack of candy crepe which was SO delicious!

Great private tour with a nice guide. Ayutthaya is well worth seeing and more difficult to explore without a guide, which is why we recommend this tour.