Bang Pa In Royal Palace and the World Heritage Siam’s Past Capital City of Ayutthaya (full day)

Ayutthaya, Royal Palace And Ancient Capital

All fares are per vehicle in Thai Baht, all inclusive of all transportation charges. Tickets to attractions or tour guides are not included in the package (please inquire if interested). Fares may be adjusted during festivals with high travel volume.

Private tour Time 1-4 pax 5-8 pax
Ayutthaya - Tour 1: The Bang Pa In Royal Palace and the World Heritage ancient capital of Ayutthaya 08:00 - 17:00 3,700 4,400

General note

• The prices are for private driving tour with driver only (no guide). Qualified guide can be provided at added fee (please let us know if required).

• If you wish to make adjustment to this tour (add or skip attractions) please use the note section in our booking to let us know. Or if you wish to set up completely new tour please email us at

• Child seats for up to 15 kg (newborn to 3-4 years old) are available for 300 Baht per seat per trip (please indicate weight when make booking).

Note on this private driving tour

• Please note the dress code for Bang Pa In Royal Palace. They don’t allow shorts, short skirt, tight pants, torn pants, or sleeveless shirt. Cover dress can be borrowed but it saves the hassle to dress according to their code.

• The sun can be strong so please bring along your hats, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes.

Tour Ayutthaya

Once considered one of the most elaborate empires of the east, the ancient city of Ayutthaya was Thailand’s capital for 417 years. The kingdom prospered as the major trade and culture center of the region. 33 Kings of different dynasties ruled the kingdom.

Ayutthaya was one the largest and most powerful kingdoms the world had ever seen. In its peak in the 16th century Ayutthaya’s realm included a significant part of Burma, the Lanna Kingdom, the Yunnan & Shan Sri provices of China, Laos and Cambodia (completely), South Vietnam and all of Malaya. It had diplomatic relationship with Louis XIV of France and was frequented by Portuguese, Dutch, English, Japanese and Chinese merchants. During the 17th century, many of its foreign visitors, traders and diplomats alike, claimed Ayutthaya to be the most glittering and illustrious city that they had ever visited. The map of Ayutthaya by Simon de la Loubere in Du Royaume De Siam (published in 1691) can be perhaps one of the proofs of such recognition. But all good things come to an end and Ayutthaya met its demise in 1767, 417 years after its founding, when the city was seized, burnt, and almost completely destroyed by Burmese invaders.

Bang Pa In Royal Palace is a peaceful palace in Bang Pa In district, at the outskirt of Ayutthaya. The town is in the middle of the Thai heartland where the river is wide, the soil is fertile, and the weather is benign. King Prasat Thong of Ayutthaya Kingdom (the 24th king reigning from 1629–1656) commissioned the building of this palace to be his summer place of residence away from Ayutthaya. The facilities include vast gardens and beautiful mansions. The whole palace compound can be enjoyed on foot at a leisure pace or on golf cart which is available for rent.

For such a small city (approximately 15 Sq. km), Ayutthaya has so many glorious temples that it can only indicates to past prosperity. During its 417 years as the capital of the Siam Kingdom Ayutthaya had seen many dynasties, wars, expansions, before its final and complete destruction in 1767. In this afternoon we explore the city and bask in its glorious and intriguing past.

UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, Ayutthaya's historic park houses temples and ruins scattered throughout this once magnificent city and along the encircling rivers. At its peak Ayutthaya was home to 3 palaces and over 400 temples which for its size it’s absolutely amazing. The main attractions in the historical park are: