A day trip from Bangkok: Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

The historic city of Ayutthaya was once the ancient capital of Siam. It was partially destroyed in the 18th century, but several stunning temples and statues still remain, which make it well worthwhile for a day trip from Bangkok. The temples are very impressive and the historical park is any photographers dream.

How to get to Ayutthaya Temples Thailand:

Ayutthaya is roughly 85km (52 miles) away from Bangkok.

Car: The fastest and easiest way to get there is by car and the journey will take a little less than 1.5 hours. It’s very important to note that if you take a taxi to Ayutthaya, make sure you book it round trip, because it’s close to impossible to find a taxi back to Bangkok. A round-trip taxi fare (including waiting time for the driver) will cost between $40 to $50.

Train: for a cheaper option, there are trains that go to Ayutthaya regularly. The journey will take around 2 hours and trains leave from Hua Lamphong Station. You don’t need to book ahead of time, so just buy your ticket on the spot. More info here: Seat 61.

Bus: there are several buses that head to Ayutthaya regularly. They leave from the Northern Bus Terminal and the journey takes around 1 to 2 hours depending on the number stops the bus has to make.

Touring the Ayutthaya Temples:

Ayutthaya Temples are made of 9 different sites, some of which you can enter for free and others that have a small entrance fee of 50 Baht ($1.5): Wat Phra Si Sanphet (fee: 50 baht), Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit (fee: free), Wat Mahathat (fee: 50 baht), Wat Ratchaburana (fee: 50 baht), Wiharn at Wat Thammikarat (fee: free), Wat Suwan Dararam, Wat Phra Ram (fee: 50 baht), Phra Chedi Suriyothai (fee: free), Wat Borom Phuttharam (fee: free).

My favorites were Wat Phra Si Sanphet (the holiest & most famous site) and Wat Phra Ram.

Here are some photos that will hopefully spark your wanderlust and make you want to visit these breathtaking temples:

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Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

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Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Day trip from Bangkok

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Day trips from Bangkok

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Day trip from Bangkok

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

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Wat Phra Ram

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Ram

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Ram

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Ram

Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

Wat Phra Ram

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One Response to “A day trip from Bangkok: Ayutthaya Temples Thailand

  • This post is really informative, it has everything you need to know on this excursion. And the temples themselves look glorious. Great pictures btw 🙂

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