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Ayutthaya Historical Tours with Unique Things To Do

Ayutthaya through the Eyes of the Local

Dating back to 1350, Ayutthaya was established as the second capital of Siam Kingdom (aka Thailand). After 400 golden years of prosperity, the city was crushed and burnt to pieces during one of the wars.

 Today, the remnants of Thailand's oldest capital are cherished World Heritage Site by UNESCO. And yes, Ayutthaya is still older than Bangkok. As Bangkok is 236 years old as of 2018. 

The glorious old town is home to the gigantic Reclining Buddha, uncountable grand and ancient temples and local floating markets. In addition, the city is also famous for its tantalizing dessert Roti Saimai (Cotton Candy Wrapped in Sheet of Flour). 

Join a Local Expert and discover Ayutthaya on a private tour. Go where the locals go and eat delicious authentic Thai food at our LocalTable here.

Top Things to do in Ayutthaya:

1. Ayutthaya Temple Tour

Listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya charms visitors with its world-famous ancient temples that date back as far as the 14th century.

Marvel at the Buddha head in the tree at Mahathat Temple, or discover the perfect mix of Buddhist and Christian architecture at the riverside Chaiwattanaram Temple. 

More majestic temples await your discovery here in Ayutthaya.

2. See the World's Biggest Buddha

Another unmissable temple in Ayutthaya is Wat Phranuncheng - home to the world's biggest golden Buddha.

The Buddha has been a spiritual staple to the people of Ayutthaya for hundreds of years. Legend has it that when the city was on the brink of falling apart, the golden buddha statue had tears streaming down his cheeks.

3. Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre

If you're keen on learning more about the history of Ayutthaya, the Historical Study Centre is the best place to spend your afternoon after touring the glorious temples. The place brims with well-researched exhibitions that shed light on the role of Ayutthaya as a capital city and a major port.

 It also portrays the oldschool local way of life, as well as the city's relationship with other powerful nations in its golden days.

4. Thai Traditional Cotton Candy Demonstration

Ayutthaya is really famous for its roti-sai-mai, also known as Thai traditional cotton candy crepe. Roti-sai-mai is like a sweet version of a burrito, where we put shreds of cotton candy on a flat crepe, roll it up, and eat it. At Ayutthaya, you can actually see how cotton candy is made and taste roti-sai-mai that are made fresh for you!

5. Cycling Through the Ancient City

Cycling through the ancient city of Ayutthaya and its countryside is a perfect way to explore the real, non-touristy side of Ayutthaya. In addition to visiting the typical tourist attractions, you will get to explore local lifestyle that cannot easily be experienced anywhere else.

6. Elephant Interaction

Going out with an elephant for a day; doesn't that sound wonderful? Yes, indeed! It is a rare opportunity that you can actually spend time hanging out with elephants. See them performing a show; feed them; take care of them just like they're your best friend.  Are you ready to hang out with your cute friend?

7. Dine At Riverside Restaurant

End your day by dining at a riverside restaurant, enjoying seafood whilst watching the sunset. (:

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