Mark Holland

Mark Holland

I have lived in Thailand for over 27 years. I have had my own Tour Company for 16 years. I love Thailand and the people very much. If you want a great and safe trip here, you have come to the right place. Let us take care of you and show you a good time. Look forward to meeting you.

Ayutthaya ancient city tour
  • A perfect way to spend a day learning about Thailand, Thai people and culture. The Summer Palace is truly stunning and the temples you will visit are all very different which will allow a great comparison. You will also visit the floating market, where you can walk or take a boat trip around the market All in all a great tour which I would most certainly recommend to you.

Tour Information

Location
Duration
1 Day
Departure
08:00
Price per Participant
20.44+ SGD
Languages
Group size
2 - 9 people
Transportation
Car
Walking
Boat
Includes
Door to Door tansportation All fuel, parking and highway tolls
Excludes
Food and Drink Items you wish to buy (Gifts) Entrance fee to Temples
Cancellation

About the creator
Mark Holland

Mark Holland

A perfect way to spend a day learning about Thailand, Thai people and culture. The Summer Palace is truly stunning and the temples you will visit are all very different which will allow a great comparison. You will also visit the floating market, where you can walk or take a boat trip around the market All in all a great tour which I would most certainly recommend to you.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol Temple

Wat Phra Chao Phya-thai. populary known as Wat Yai Chaimongkol, is situated to the southeast of the city. The large chedi there can be seen from a great distance.

It was built by King U-thong in 1357 A.D. for the use of the monks who had returned from Ceylon after studying under Phra Vanarat Maha Thera. This body of monks was known as the Pa Kaeo Sect. So this monasteny was originally known as Wat Pa Kaeo. The monks of this sect were engaged mainly in meditation.

For more history about this temple please click the link below

http://www.ayutthaya-history.com/Temples_Ruins_YaiChaiMongkhon.html

Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relics) is located almost right in the center of Ayutthaya. Apart from being the symbolic center where the Buddha's relics were enshrined, Wat Mahathat was also the residence of the Supreme Patriarch or leader of the Thai Buddhist monks. The temple is believed to be built during the 14th century A.D. (the early Ayutthaya period).

The main prang collapsed during the Ayutthaya period, but was restored. It collapsed again in 1911, so only the foundation of the main prang remains at present.

For more history about this temple please click the link below

http://ayutthaya-history.com/Temples_Ruins_MahaThat.html


Wat Phra Si Sanphet

The Viharn at Wat Phra Si Sanphet was build in 1499 by King Rama Thibodi II. A large Buddha image was housed inside the viharn. Almost 200 kilo of gold was used to cover the image, which was given the name 'Phra Si Sanphet'. When the Burmese sacked Ayutthaya in A.D. 1767 the gold was removed by the enemy. The remains of the Buddha image were later moved to Wat Pho in Bangkok during the reign of Rama I.

For more history about this temple please click the link below.

http://ayutthaya-history.com/Temples_Ruins_PhraSisanphet.html


Wat Chai Watthanaram

Wat Chai Wattanaram was built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong during the later period of Ayutthaya. It was built to commemorate his mother's hometown and to celebrate his coronation. The main prang is surrounded by many lesser prangs and towers in eight directions. The main prang is believed to contain relics of the Lord Buddha. Another theory is that it was also built to commemorate yet another victory of the Khmer, therefore going back in using Khmer architecture.

For more history about this temple please click the link below.

http://ayutthaya-history.com/Temples_Ruins_ChaiWatthanaram.html

Ayutthaya Floating Market

Foreigners will come here – don’t let me fool you into thinking otherwise – but this is one tourist site that is designed for locals. It didn’t grow organically, it was built for pleasure. However, it has been constructed in the traditional style of a Thai floating market. Walkways lead around the water and some boats ply their trade straight from the deck.

Bang Pa In Summer Palace

A number of impressive buildings can be found in the Palace complex, built in very different architectural styles, some in classical Thai, some Chinese and some European design. The large landscaped grounds are very well maintained, the neo classical style European buildings give Bang Pa-In Summer Palace a little of a Versailles like atmosphere. A full day can easily be spent in this picturesque and very photogenic place.

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