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25km cycling tour to visit the former foreign trading settlements in Ayutthaya
In the 16th and 17th centuries Ayutthaya was renowned as one of the Asia’s most prosperous trading kingdoms, attracting merchants from many nations.
Our guided bike tour will take you to see the areas that these people came to regard as home, including; Chinese, Dutch, Muslim, Japanese, Portuguese, Cham and French settlements.
Start the journey at 09.30 in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand and a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site, with a visit to the Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre for an overview of the relationship between Ayutthaya and Europeans over the centuries.
Afterwards visit the old Chinese area around Wat Phananchoeng, where the temple is 26 years older than Ayutthaya Kingdom itself. After that, continue to Baan Hollanda, the Dutch settlement and visit its museum, before going on to the Japanese village.
Lunch at a local riverside restaurant.
Afternoon cycling, following the back roads to Wat Gai Tier where old ship anchors can be seen as evidence of Ayutthaya’s maritime trading history. Continue to Takeah Mosque, an old mosque in the Muslim quarter that comes down to us from the Ayutthaya period. Afterwards visit the Portuguese Settlement.
Later take a ride to explore the Muslim villages to witness their day-to-day life and visit their cemetery for high-ranking nobles. Then continue to Saint Joseph church and the former French community.
By 16.00, get back safe and sound and end your day with cool refreshments.
Morning: 09:30 am
Adults (8+) : 1,550 THB
Not suitable for young children
Guided Cycling Tour
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Explore local community villages
Japanese and Portugese villages
We accept credit card and PayPal payments on the ABT Journey’s website. Both payment methods use PayPal’s payment gateway to ensure a safe and secure transaction process. Travellers wishing to pay with credit card can do so via the PayPal payment gateway WITHOUT the need to set up a PayPal account.
Be comfortable! Be sure to wear clothes that are suitable for the activity you are participating in. If you are cycling, wear comfortable shoes, long sleeve top, and a pair of shorts or trousers. If you are visiting temples, please be respectful of the local culture and wear suitable clothing, such as long sleeves and long trousers or skirts. In case you prefer to wear short, simply bring a Sarong, which always fits in a your bag.
For direction on how to get to our offices in Downtown Ayutthaya, and information on transfers from/to Bangkok please visit our “How to get here?” page.
Solo travellers should enquire directly with ABT Journey’s was to whether the tour will be available to you on your desired day of travel. If your desired tour is already scheduled for you preferred day of departure, then it may be possible for you to join the tour as a solo traveller.
If you cancel your reservation 15 days or more prior to arrival date, a full refund will be given. Cancellation between 14-7 business days before your departure date, a 60% refund will be given (not including Sat, Sun & Public Holidays). However, if you cancel your reservation within less than 7 business days before your departure date, no refund will be given.