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Historic City of Ayutthaya

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya Historical Park incorporates over a dozen ancient temple sites.
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Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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The ruins of the historic city of Ayutthaya is a great place to visit. Please do not climb on the ruins. We saw several Asian tourists be very disrespectful and climb on the ruins for photos. These ruins have enormous importance for the Thai people...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ArtPhemister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely nice to see but from my opinion it’s not necessary to visit all the Wats (temples) in the city as they are quite similar. For that reason we chose only a few. We went there by a train for 40 baht / one way,...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank veronikac460
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The historic City is about 40 minutes from Bagkok. It is very interesting to see constructions from so early in our world history still standing (even partially). The history there is amazing, and we loved every minute. The thing is, later on we went to...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank victoriacalfat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ayutthaya is a gracious and friendly place full of amazing food, people and history. If you have grown tired of the hustle bustle of Bangkok or Chiang Mai visit Ayutthaya for a few days, walk through the amazing ruins, wander though the night markets, take...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank PaulC59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s worth making a couple trips to the area and going around at your own pace. It gets crowded at times and the sun can get hot. I would recommend grabbing a room and enjoying the sites without rushing instead of being stuck on a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank iamyaman
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a mid-size historical park. If you have been to places like Angkor Wat in Cambodia, don't waste your time going to Ayutthaya. It's reasonably interesting but there are not enough to do to warrant going all the way there. Unless of course you are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Chor Kee T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delighted that we decided to stay there for a few days. Very peaceful and easy to bike around with cycle paths

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank peekaboo19
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit, but there are some terrible tourist traps, don't go to the floating market, its a complete waste of time and a real trap for tourists.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Miles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll definitely need 1 whole day to explore this ancient city - either with bike or tuk-tuk. There are so many temples and buildings to explore, many of them very well preserved. Definitely worth the time spent there

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Svetozar92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the ruins and the temples around the Historic city are fantastic to see there are certain elements of a visit that slightly ruined the experience for us. Firstly its a common sight to see people riding elephants around the city, the elephants are chained...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Julie W
November 2, 2019|
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Response from Charlie_EmmaTravels | Reviewed this property |
Hiya👋 You can do it all in a day so don’t need to stay overnight. It’s a fair distance from Bangkok so we’d recommend staying there for the majority of the day, that way you can explore a few of the main sites. There are... More
July 24, 2019|
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Response from dimitrivisser | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Tickets from Bangkok are only 15 baht each way. The train was busy, get in first if you want a seat. There was also no airconditioning, only open windows. You get what you pay for :)
November 11, 2018|
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Response from malmt2011 | Reviewed this property |
hi, Ayutthaya is about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok (approx 2 hrs drive). Ancient capital with extensive archaeological site eg. temple. Definitely worth the visit. Just bring umbrella with you and you will be fine.