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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

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Ayuthaya is a place to spend more time...

I was keen to visit Ayuthaya and I did, but only spent some hours over there. Yes, I was able to see a bit of the ruins of the Temples of the old capital. Beautiful place... But... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was keen to visit Ayuthaya and I did, but only spent some hours over there. Yes, I was able to see a bit of the ruins of the Temples of the old capital. Beautiful place... But I totally recommend to stay a couple of days if you have time. Anyway, if not, go early and try to see as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited as part of Titan tour of Bangkok and Burma as a group of 24 people. Ayutthaya Ruins has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and several of our fellow travellers remarked on its resemblance to Anka Wat. We found the site to be interesting to walk round and a good photo opportunity but unfortunately were not wowed! Worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The 2 must visit places in Ayyuthaya is the Summer Palace and Wat Mahathat (pronounced as Mar-ha-tart). July was a rather hot period to visit Thailand and it would be prudent to visit these places in the morning or early evenings. Wear protective light clothing against harsh sunlight and bring along bottled water. Be prepared for a long walk in... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took a boat tour and were able to be picked up from our hotel and hop on and off to view the ruins. It was lovely to see by sunset and our children thought it was incredible to climb ancient steps like some kind of surreal playground.

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KOLKATA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of SIAM.Now ,it is a deserted and ruined city. It was the prosperous capital full of palaces and temples built in 13-- 14 century which was invaded and destroyed by the Burmese in 17th century. Since then, it was abandoned and was covered with jungles. It has been excavated and restored in 1950.It has been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

From a locals point of view the ruins make Ayutthaya. everywhere you looks there is another beautiful ruin with an amazing history. If coming to Ayutthaya you will not be able to miss any of these ruins. I visited the ruins multiple times, often you will find people painting in the grounds. it can be a very relaxing place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We went on an organised tour from Bangkok, I wanted to go as it was built by the kymer people who also built Ankor Wat. It has been 'restored' in places and is a little sanitised as a result. There is the massive reclining Budda, and of course the Budda's head embedded in the tree, unfortunately I think I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Brilliant, if you go to Ayutthaya you have to view some the ruins, they are very interesting. Ayutthaya is the old capital of Thailand and these ruins date back to then.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Joining a local tour group, I visited Bang Pa-In Palace, Wat Yai Chaimingkol, Wat Mahathat, Wat Prasri & Wat Mongkhol Borphit. This is the second visit to the beautiful place after 10 years, and I still think the ruins of old Ayutthaya are some of the most exciting which I have seen. My friend has seen the photos which I... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you are in Bangkok visiting these ruins is an excellent day trip. We opted to take a car there (arranged by our hotel in Bangkok) and a boat (ended up being a long boat) back. This was the best decision. I very much enjoyed seeing the ruins and enjoyed the day BUT the boat ride back was a highlight... More 

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