We love cycling around Ayutthaya. You can rent your bikes at your hotels or near the Railway station. The rental rate is around 30 – 50 baht per day.
You can see tuk-tuk many places in Ayutthaya, especially around the railway station near Chao Phrom Market and other tourist attractions.
One ride in town can cost up to 50 baht, and 50- 100 baht if you’d like to go outside the town.
To visit four main attractions, you can expect to pay from 1000 – 1200 Baht. Don’t forget to bargain to get the best price before you get in the tuk-tuk.
If you arrive at Ayutthaya train station, you can get a boat to the old town.
Aso, many tour companies offer boat rides along Wat Phananchoeng, Wat Phutthai Sawan, and Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
Should you travel to Ayutthaya on your own or by tour?
You must wonder whether you should take a tour to Ayutthaya or travel on your own.
In general, taking a tour and traveling by yourself have their advantages.
If you are familiar with traveling abroad and do not want to be confined to the tour program, you should visit by yourself. You should definitely stop by the Thailand tourism office for brochures and tips.
However, if this is the first time you travel to Thailand, or you’re traveling with young children and the elderly, it’s ideal to sign up for a tour.
It will save you from the hassle of getting transportation, finding places to eat, and places to go. Also, you can learn more about the attractions with the help of your tour guide.
The best time to visit Ayutthaya
The ideal time to visit Ayutthaya is from November to February.
From March to May is the hottest time of the year, while June to September is the rainy season.
You should spend one night in the city to start the trip early in the morning and avoid the crowd.
Best places to visit in Ayutthaya Thailand
There are many attractions in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, but mainly temples and royal ruins, and the design architecture is quite similar.
Here is the list of the must-visit places:
Wat Mahathat: it’s famous for the Buddha’s head under the Bodhi tree
Wat Ratchaburana: It’s designed to build on the scale of Mount Meru in India.
Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bonhit: it houses one of the largest bronze Budhha images in Thailand.
Wat Phra Si Sanphet: it’s most photographed with the three aligned chedis
Wat Phra Ram
Some other places to visit if you have more time: Ayutthaya Floating Market, Wat Chaiwattharanam (stunning, especially at sunset), Chao Sam Phraya National Museum.
One day in Ayutthaya itinerary
You can visit the ancient capital of Ayutthaya in one day and see most of it based on the itinerary below
7:30 am: Breakfast
8 am: See the Buhhda’s head at Wat Mahathat
9 am: Visit Wat Ratchaburana
9:45 am: Visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet
11 am: See the Buddha in Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bonhit
11:30 am: Have lunch and relax
2 pm: Visit Chao Sam Phraya National Museum &
4 pm – 6:30 pm: Take a boat tour to see Wat Phananchoeng, Wat Phutthai Sawan and Wat Chaiwatthanaram
7 pm: Have dinner at the night market
9 pm: Listen to live music and have a few drinks or travel back to Bangkok