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Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Historical Park Guided Day Trip

1. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Historical Park Guided Day Trip

Visit sites that date back to 1350 at the Ayutthaya Historical Park on a private or shared tour from Bangkok. Learn about Buddhist history, architecture, and religion as you explore countless temples with a local tour guide leading the way. After departing from Bangkok bright and early, see Bang Pa-In Royal Palace en route to Ayutthaya. Used as a summer residence for ancient Thai kings, the golden pagodas and serene pools make for a great introduction to the region’s glorious past. After arriving in Ayutthaya, take several hours to explore fascinating ancient religious sites including Wat Mahathat, where a decapitated Buddha head sits nestled between ancient tree roots. Continue to Wat Mongkol Borpit, known for its enormous seated Buddha statue. In the 18th century, much of Ayutthaya was destroyed by Burmese invaders; witness the structures in their various states of disrepair. Tree roots growing around scattered Buddha heads only add to the historical charm of this unique destination. Discover Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the most holy and important complex of the ancient Thai capital. Finally, explore Wat Chaiwatthanaram, known for its towering stone chedis. This site is one of the main reasons Ayutthaya was awarded UNESCO status in 1991.

From Bangkok: Customize Your Own Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour

2. From Bangkok: Customize Your Own Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour

Visit the ancient remains of the Kingdom of Siam’s former capital on a personal, private tour of Ayutthaya Historical Park. Visit key sites, like the magnificent Wat Mahathat and and the capital’s holiest temple, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, and travel to and from Bangkok in comfort with a private transfer. A thriving international trading port from 1350-1767 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is an abundance of fascinating history to uncover in Ayutthaya. Pick up to four attractions you’d like to see to customize your itinerary, or ask the expert guides for recommendations. Highlights include Wat Mahathat, a stone Buddha head entwined in tree roots, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, with its towering stone chedis, and Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the holiest temple of the ancient Thai capital. Enjoy a private transfer to and from Bangkok and, optionally, explore with a knowledgeable guide.

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Khao Yai National Park Day Trip

3. 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.

The Incredible Ayutthaya Ancient Temple Tour

4. The Incredible Ayutthaya Ancient Temple Tour

The higest rated temple tour in Thailand ! Explore the history of Thailand by exploring the ancient temples of Ayutthaya. The old capital of the Kingdom of Thailand’. Ayutthaya was sadly ransacked and plundered by the Burmese in April 1767 There are so many temples here : roughly 400 years old and some are still in amazing condition. You will visit the following temples : Wat Yai Chaimongkhon is one of the best-preserved ancient royal monasteries : famous for its large reclining Buddha and a 62-metre inverted bell-shaped chedi (pagoda) Wat Phra Mahathat is the site of the lone Buddha's head entrapped by the roots of an overgrown banyan tree – today a popular icon of Ayutthaya. The head is closely guarded around the clock Wat Chai Wattanaram & Wat Phra Si Sanphet : two incredible Royal level temples Wat Phanan Choeng houses a revered Buddha image dating back to 1324

Bangkok: Ayutthaya Heritage Site Private Tour and Boat Ride

5. Bangkok: Ayutthaya Heritage Site Private Tour and Boat Ride

Pick up from hotel in Bangkok at 08:00 a.m. Private transfer to Ayutthaya, Unesco World Heritage site by private a/c vehicle. Visit the famous temples including Wat Yai Chai Mongkol which has the greatest stupa or chedi in Ayutthaya. Continue to visit Wat Mahathat, where you can see the head of Buddha statue inside tree root as the highlight. Enjoy your private small boat tour around 1 hour, view the local way of life and the famous historical sites along the river. Have an optional lunch at the local restaurant. Continue to visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the ancient palace and chapel of Ayutthaya Kings in the old days and visit Wiharn Mongkolbophit (Assembly hall). Then visit the local market and taste the famous dessert of Ayutthaya "Roti Saimai" and enjoy your time shopping at the local market. Return to your hotel in Bangkok by private car transport around 16:00 p.m.

From Bangkok: Tour Ayutthaya + Lunch + Spanish guide

6. From Bangkok: Tour Ayutthaya + Lunch + Spanish guide

Explore the Ayutthaya Historical Park on a full-day tour from Bangkok with an official guide. Choose to take a shared group tour from one of two meeting points in central Bangkok, or upgrade your experience to a private tour with included hotel pickup and drop-off. After pickup, drive to Ayutthaya for about 1.5 hours to visit the famous temples in the old city, such as Wat Phra Si Sanphet temple, which was largely destroyed by the Burmese armies in 1767. Make a stop at the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, also known as the Summer Palace, then visit Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, a western-style Thai temple, considered a strange beauty in Thailand. Move on to Wat Mahathat, the so-called temple of the Great Relic, the seat of the supreme patriarch and the center of Buddhism in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. This temple features enshrined Buddha relics. Next, explore Wat Yai Chaimongkol, the Monastery of Auspicious Victory, and Wat Chai Wattanaram, one of Ayutthaya’s most impressive temples. In between your trip, stop for lunch at a Thai restaurant for a taste of local flavors. Round of your tour with a visit to the Khmer style and royal temple of Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Lunch at local restaurant. Come back to Bangkok

Ayutthaya Full day & Bang Pa In (Summer Palace)

7. Ayutthaya Full day & Bang Pa In (Summer Palace)

Here one of the most famous historical places in Thailand, Ayutthaya was the Kingdom of Thailand’s capital until the 18th century. Explore that history of Thailand by walking and visiting ancient temples of Ayutthaya thtat built 400 years ago, Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the site’s architecture, art, and urban development such as Wat Phu Khao Thong, Wat Mahathat You will visiting Wat Phra Si Sanphet, one of the most important temple os Ayutthaya Heading to visit the Summer Palce in Bang Pa In, the royal family palace

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What people are saying about Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our guide was amazing! She knew so much about every where we went and did an amazing job of keeping us on schedule I learned a lot about the history of the area. We went to a locals restaurant on the water for lunch and had a delicious meal. Highly recommend the this tour.

We really enjoyed learning the history of this complex. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had ample time at each stop to wander and take photos. This was a stress free way to see the sights for a reasonable price

Very enjoyable day trip. The AC in the van was struggling to keep up, but it was very fun seeing the different ruins, temples and summer palace.

Really fantastic day out, we loved visiting Ayutthaya and highly recommend this tour

Great driver. Comfortable car. Enjoyed visiting at our own pace