Ayutthaya was a kingdom and former capital city of the Kingdom of Siam. Founded in 1350 and later in 1700 became the biggest city in the world with 1 million populations. Chinese, Arab, Indian, Japanese, Portugal, Dutch and France merchants came to trade from time to time. It made Ayutthaya a famous port of call and very prosperous kingdom.
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Travel to Ayutthaya by car and return by cruise
Ayutthaya the world heritage
Ayutthaya was a kingdom and former capital city of the Kingdom of Siam. Founded in 1350 and later in 1700 became the biggest city in the world with 1 million populations. Chinese, Arab , Indian, Japanese, Protugal, Dutch and France merchants came to trade from time to time. It made Ayutthaya a famous port of call and very prosperous kingdom.
In 1767 , Ayutthaya absolute destruction due to the Burmese invaded . Later, the capital city was moved to Thonburi and Bangkok. People started to move back to Ayutthaya in the early 1900s. The local people lives the Ancient city or river island. The ruins of the palace, and temples still be seen. The ancient area is fully protected in 1991 after it was renounced as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
What can you see for travel to Ayutthaya in one day?
One of the most popular day trips from Bangkok for visitors travel to Ayutthaya by car and returning by cruise. Besides sightseeing at the ruins and summer palace, you can l relaxing cruise back, viewing the greenery of the rice fields and observing many communities and temples along the way.
Travel to Ayutthaya with Cruise trip
Grand Pearl river Cruise is a big cruise ship that can accommodate around 400 persons. But a trip to Ayutthaya everyone will sit in a/c room which be able to accommodate around 250 people. Everyone is boarded and the cruise will leave around 12:30. The cruise is coming down to Bangkok, it will take around 3 hours.
After finishing the lunch, visitors can come out to enjoy the view along two sides of river of the King. The farm, the rice field, people on a small boat to find fishes and truck boat cruise up and down the river, make the cruise trip is enjoyable.
Once it near the city center, you will start to see the nice bridge, importance sight such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Palace, Market and local temples along the river.
If time permit , tour guide will bring you to take elephant ride as optional activities. Price is varies by time that you can travel. You can pay on spot to tour guide.
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Travel to Ayutthaya with Grand Pearl Reviews
To help you to find out does this trip is for you or not. Let’s get an idea what is the point of view of people who like or dislike this travel to Ayutthaya trip with Grand pearl Cruise.
“Relaxing River Cruise ”
Pai2015 , from Philippines , Trip Advisor Apr 2017
The cruise offered a delicious international buffet going back to Bangkok. Staff were attentive. The only downsides for me is that the toilets have a stuffy smell. Other than that, I would recommend this cruise.
“A day tour to ayutthaya”
rachalmaister , from Isarael , Trip Advisor Feb 2016
It’s a very nice trip, great lunch on the boat, we enjoyed the day trip, the only downside, the guide talked without stop all the time, even on the boat, he didn’t stop talking for a moment, too much talking in bed English .
“Ayutthaya Day Trip”
Juliemcp , from USA, Trip Advisor Jan 2016
There we boarded a large coach bus and made our way to Ayutthaya. The bus was newer and cool on board. Along the way, the guide told us some of the history of Bangkok and Ayutthaya. He was jovial and spoke good English. The sightseeing that visited was good. The guide explains about sightseeing and have about 20 minutes to travel around on own.
There also an elephant ride was available and the elephants looked happy and we cared for. The ship looked a bit run down inside and out. Lunch was served buffet style. The choices were limited and of average quality. There was plenty of food and they did not seem to run out. Drinks were an extra charge. It was a very enjoyable day and sights included with this tour were wonderful. I really liked the free time at each sights, but wished we had a bit more time. The tour seemed very well organized and great value for the money.
“Relaxing way to spend the day”
Buffykc, Australia , Trip Advisor Oct 2015
Beautiful Food and lovely cruise after we did the tour of Ayutthaya – the food is really good and tasty. Relaxing sitting at the front of the boat as the river drifts by.
DISLIKE & Improvement
“More River Cruise than Ayutthaya”
Throdd , TripAdvisor Oct 2017
He likes the guide and the tour operator as professional service. Food is a good selection, tasty and plenty for everyone. The cruise back down the Chao Phraya in the afternoon was lovely and the commentary sparing. but I’d have foregone the Bang Pa-In to see more of Ayutthaya itself. Similarly, if you want to spend a whole day at several ruins, look elsewhere.
|Price/Person||Start from 1 person|
|Join Tour – No Hotel pick up to/from Bangkok city center Hotel||1,850 ฿/pp|
|Join Tour + Hotel pick up||2,000 ฿/pp|