Six days visiting the ancient temple ruins in the former Siamese capital of Ayutthaya in Central Thailand. The remarkable Buddhist temples were clustered together at the Ayutthaya Historical Park, which was easily explored on foot and by bicycle.

Itinerary Rundown

DestinationsDetails
Previous
  • Part 1 of Bangkok: Siam, Chinatown, Saphan Taksin
Day 1 to 2
  • Bangkok
  • Ayutthaya
  • Bangkok to Ayutthaya by Bus
  • Ayutthaya Hostel Check-in
  • Ayutthaya City Center Tour
Day 3
  • Ayutthaya
  • Ayutthaya Southern Outskirts Tour by Bicycle
Day 4
  • Ayutthaya
  • Ayutthaya Eastern Outskirts and City Center by bicycle
Day 5
  • Ayutthaya
  • Ayutthaya City Center by bicycle
Day 6
  • Ayutthaya
  • Bangkok
  • Ayutthaya to Bangkok by Train
Next
  • Part 2 of Bangkok: Siam, Chinatown, Saphan Taksin
Top
  • Thailand: Ayutthaya and Bangkok
  • South and Southeast Asia

Trip Date — August 2013

Route Map

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Itinerary Notes & Tips

Day 1 to 2

  • Bangkok to Ayutthaya by bus
  • Ayutthaya Hostel
    • Check-in at BJ1 Guest House
  • Explore Ayutthaya City Center
    • Riverside area
      • Eat at BannKunpra Restaurant
    • Local Market
    • Wat Lang Ka

Day 3

Ayutthaya Southern Outskirts by bicycle

  • Around the park at the city center
    • Wat Phra Ram
    • Kum Khun Phaan
  • Southern Outskirts
    • Wat Som
    • Wat Jao Prahm
    • Wut Ubosot
    • Wat Chaiwatthanaram
    • Saint Joseph Catholic Church
    • Wat Phutthaisawan
    • Portuguese Village
    • Local boat ride across the river
    • Wat Phanan Choeng
    • Traditional wooden boat shipyard

Day 4

Ayutthaya Eastern Outskirts and City Center by bicycle

  • Eastern Outskirts
    • Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
    • Wat Samana Kottharam
    • Wat Khudeedao
    • Wat Chakkrawadee
    • Wat Botrachadecha
    • Wat Ayothaya
  • City Center
    • Wat Maha That
    • Wat Ratcha Burana
    • Wat Suwannawas

Day 5

Ayutthaya City Center by bicycle

  • Wat Tummickarat
  • Ancient Royal Palace
  • Phra Mongkhon Bophit

Outskirts

  • Wat Kasatrathirat Worawihan
  • Wat Pakkran
  • Queen Suriyothai Monument
  • King Naresuan The Great Monument
  • Wat Phu Khao Thong
  • The Wasukri
  • Wat Na Phramane
  • Chantharakasem National Museum
  • Wat Phra Ram

Day 6

  • Ayutthaya to Bangkok by train