When I was backpacking in Southeast Asia, I did not have an unlimited amount of money to spend. Thus, I was challenged to find affordable yet meaningful day trips. One of my favorite day trips that I have taken is from Bangkok, Thailand to Ayutthaya. In order to find your day trip to Ayutthaya, you simply need to take a walk down Khaosan Road in Bangkok. Khaosan Road has the majority of the backpacking hostels along with several local travel agencies. Within these travel agencies, you will find affordable tours to the surrounding areas of Bangkok. I was able to find my tour for under $30 including lunch!
While Bangkok has stunning temples to see, Ayutthaya gives the traveler a whole other perspective of Thailand. The tour that I took had several different stops around the park allowing you to maximize your day of sightseeing in Ayutthaya. One of our first stops was to visit the famous reclining Buddha. Afterwards, we were driven to the other famous sights of the park. Each sight was better than the next and I could not stop snapping photos. Some of my favorite photos are below.
For the traveler who has a limited amount of time to see Thailand, a day trip to Ayutthaya is a great way to maximize your time and see more temples. The sights that I saw in Ayutthaya are some of the most impressive temples and ruins that I have seen in the world. For the price that I paid, this day trip was worth every penny and I highly recommend it to fellow travelers!