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Customer Travel Tips for Ayutthaya

71% Avg. city rating Rated by 56 customers

Activities / excursions 78%

Restaurants / eating out 68%

Shopping 53%

Chilling out / relaxing 64%

Getting around / public transport 66%

Sightseeing 92%

Culture 92%

Nightlife / partying 49%

Value for money 81%

Customer Travel Tips for Ayutthaya

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64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 20%
64% Avg. rating


10 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Go and hire a bicycle and drive to all kind of diffirent temples!

Liked: The monuments/historical places and temples

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


28 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Renting a bike is.perfect to.discover the city !

Liked: The temple

Disliked: The heat during the day

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


01 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Used a bike to go to the various temples. Some nice paths through park areas, but some on city streets.

Liked: Not much to say. The temples were nice, but not that inspiring.

Disliked: Just an okay town.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


21 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: There is one man. He's a tour guide. Brings you really cheap to the hostel and offers 200 baht tour for 3 hours. He's legit (old man with one sided moustache.) it's worth it.

Liked: Lovely temples. Plenty to see

Disliked: Not a lot of public transport. Rely on Tuk Tuk mostly

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


15 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a bike for the day

Liked: Ruins and bike rental.

Disliked: Mosquitos

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: you can bargain wit the tuk tuk drivers, they don`t work as a maffia unlike in Bankok.

Liked: the temples

Disliked: the elphant shows on Saturdays in the floating market. it is animal cruelty!

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: No compren la entrada que venden en la Petro oficina de turismo para entrar en todos los templos. Hay muchos que son gratis y otros que no vale la pena ver. Averigüen en blogs cuáles son los más lindos y vayan a ellos.

Liked: Los templos.

Disliked: La dificultad para poder alquilar bicicletas.

33% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
33% Avg. rating


27 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Everything is so spread out across the city, not possible to walk from A to B need tuk tuk or bike . Very easy to get lost. Not tourist friendly. hard to find an English menu to ear in restaurant, street food everywhere if brave enough!

Liked: Temple

Disliked: Not tourist friendly

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


17 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Give a restaurant on the backpacker street a look. There's no name, but it's got a sign out front that says "Authentic Thai Food." The food is really good and the guy that runs it is really nice and speaks English pretty well.

Liked: It was really beautiful. The ancient ruins are part of the living and growing city. I really enjoyed it and so did my girlfriend.

Disliked: Be wary of the bike rental places. We got a janky bike one day but the next day we went to another one and things were great. It's also HOT; be ready for it and drink a lot of water.

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
60% Avg. rating


04 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a bike for the day! At 40 baht its a great way to see everything and get around cheaply!!

Liked: The sightseeingand culture is aplenty

Disliked: Lack of twxis and public transport other than expensive tuktuks!

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


23 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Hire a bicycle or bike to get around as a tuk tuk or taxi will be expensive going all the way around.

Liked: It was a very chilled atmosphere at most of the Wats and the people were very pleasant.

Disliked: All the sites were spread out a lot in the island and around it.

91% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


19 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: The main attraction was the old imperial city, the great thing about Ayutthaya is that this is spread accross the whole town and sits very well with the newer developed parts.

Disliked: -

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


24 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: lovely homemade pizza in a place opposite tony's place !!

Liked: small enough and good for cycling

Disliked: heavy traffic, almost impossible to cross road at times

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


19 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: First, KNOW THE NAME of your hostel. Second, research about the temples you want to visit and consider their relative distance from your hostel OR talk to your hostel's receptionist about your sightseeing trip. Third, know the names of the PLACES YOU WILL VISIT, including marketplaces and eateries around. After you know their names, COPY THEIR THAI NAME on a list of paper just in case you will show this to English illiterate locals around the area. Always bring the list of the Thai name places with you everytime you go out. And LASTLY, if you are coming to Ayutthaya by train and want to take a songthaew, IGNORE the driver's fraudulent offers of being your personal driver for your whole trip, they will charge you HIGH. Hostel owners have their own list of trusted drivers offering REASONABLE prices. We managed to pay 1200 Baht for a person with met at the station for 6 temples, even our hostel bookers were shocked we have to pay a price that would've you explored the WHOLE ISLAND for 1 day! I don't know how Thailand became a top-selling destination when highly urbanized places like Ayutthaya have 90% of English illiterate locals. Locals in Siem Reap, Cambodia are even 150% better than those from Ayutthaya. Sorry for these frank words. And i know, it is TL;DR.

Liked: I liked Ayutthaya's number of temples across the main island and the surrounding districts, which are all free. As far as I know, there are only six expensive temples to visit, which you can all visit for a cheaper price in one ticket. There are also museums and arts foundations, very nice place to understand the roots of Thailand's history as a nation.

Disliked: Ayutthaya is not a very tourist friendly place, as tourists are only accommodated near temple sites. Most locals cannot speak, and even correctly pronounce (which can be made with some effort on their part) English words. Lots of inconsiderate and no-good songthaew drivers around the town as well, knowing well that you're a tourist they can take advantage of with them laughing you at your back.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


02 Jan 2014

Customer Travel Tip: take good mood

Liked: atmosphere

Disliked: no, everything fine

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


15 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Come early to visit the temples and ruines before they are closed.

Liked: The temples and ruines, the river.

Disliked: The traffic.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


17 Nov 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Dont know

Liked: friendly People Save Journey Great Culture and Sightseeing

Disliked: Nothing

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


19 Jun 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Use the public transport and keep dual languae (English/Thai) if you have eihter only Thai, you would yourself struggle to read or if its English than the locals might struggle.

Liked: I find language problem in Ayuthaya bit more than in Bangkok and Kanchanaburi. But I think one of the best preserved town in Thailand, and I like lots of oldest monasteries so close to each other.

Disliked: I struggle to communicate. And the biggest problem was to find Halaal food in this town.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
89% Avg. rating


02 Mar 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Hire a bicycle and ride around. It's cheap and the roads are mostly flat.

Liked: The temples were amazing!

Disliked: Like many places in Asia, there is little care to protect the environment, especially from litter!

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


28 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a bike Only take a tour eg boat trip as extra because it is ab bit a hurry Take the audio guides if availible

Liked: A lot to see all to reach by bycicle

Disliked: Very hot!!! Also because of the humidity from the moats

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71% Avg. city rating Rated by 56 customers

Activities / excursions 78%

Restaurants / eating out 68%

Shopping 53%

Chilling out / relaxing 64%

Getting around / public transport 66%

Sightseeing 92%

Culture 92%

Nightlife / partying 49%

Value for money 81%

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