Historic City of Ayutthaya

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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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Marie L
Miami Beach, FL214 contributions
Beautiful and outdoors buildings to visit
May 2021 • Family
We decided to visit with a guide, due to covid not all places were open, but the museum was open . It is small and worth the visit , do not miss the 2nd building.
Written May 26, 2021
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traveller1033
Sydney47 contributions
Amazing
May 2020
On a cruise in January 2020 we did the long journey from the cruise port to Ayutthaya. So glad we did. It was worth the drive. The old ruins were amazing and not something I would have expected to see in Thailand. Do yourself a favour and go off the tourist track and visit Ayutthaya.
Written April 7, 2021
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ROBERT L
1 contribution
Great Tour For my wife and I With the best tour guide in Thailand, "Chalida Chinpugdee She is on Facebook
Jun 2020
Chalida took us all over Thailand in just a week. We saw the real Thailand as well as all the major attractions. We always stay in contact. I regard her as my Thai Daughter.
Written April 6, 2021
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OzBee
Bangkok, Thailand356 contributions
Good for cycling
Dec 2020 • Friends
Ayutthaya is flat with most well marked lanes for cyclists. A 10 km or 25 km ride will take you to all major sites in city or in outer areas respectively. Motorists are bike friendly. Many cycle rental shops aroind 50 baht a day. We rented ours next to ferry from railway station. Rent cycle after you cross river in ferry, not before near station, much easier.
Written December 2, 2020
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Luca
Milan, Italy72 contributions
Beutifull
Oct 2020
entering this open-air museum is fantastic !!!!
you find yourself immersed in a time now far away from us, but full of culture and history !!
if you are passing through, it is a must to stop even for one day!
Written October 11, 2020
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Jennisa S.
Bangkok, Thailand15 contributions
Nice experience
Aug 2020 • Family
Ancient Thai archtecture.There are stories behind them.Nice place to visit but don’t forget to bring your hat or umbrella.The heat and sun light is too hot.I kept sweating the first minute I entered the site.
Written August 5, 2020
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Heritage tour of Ayutthaya
Sep 2019 • Solo
I have visited the historic city of Ayuthaya which was once the capital of Thailand during my trip to Bangkok. I had visited this place for a full day sightseeing tour from Bangkok. I had purchased a combined ticket for 220 baht to visit the 5 main ancient temples dedicated to Lord Buddha - 
Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Phra Ram, Wat Chai watthanaram. I also visited the Chao Sam Phraya museum which has a very good collection of relics belonging to the Buddha. Apart from these, I also visited some of the other temples in Ayuthaya. It was an amazing experience visiting the heritage city.
Written July 18, 2020
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GreenFong
Massachusetts45 contributions
Cultural
Oct 2019
Exploring the temple ruins in Ayutthaya was incredible. We rented two bicycles and spent a whole day checking out the most popular ruins in the area. Our first stop was Wat Maha That to see the famous buddha head intertwined with the roots of a banyan tree. We then headed across the street to check out Wat Ratchaburana. This turned out to be our favorite stop, because you could go down into the tomb where a King was once buried. In addition to the beautiful wall art, there are also signs explaining the history of the temple, as well as the looting it experienced. The last two temples we visited were Wat Thimmikrat and Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Of all the temples we saw, it is Wat Chaiwatthanarm that was the most intact. It allowed us to gain a better picture of how grand Ayutthaya once was.
Written June 5, 2020
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HOOMAN
Tehran, Iran1,187 contributions
The Second Historic Site of Thailand !
May 2019
The city of Ayutthaya was founded by U-Thong in 1351. The holy city is located on the north side of the Bangkok (70 Km away). Ayutthaya or Krung Kao "ancient capital" was the capital of the country from 1350 until its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767. Home to over a million people, the city was one of Asia’s major trading towns.
The Ayutthaya Kingdom was one of the largest empires of its time. The ruins of its constructions give an outlook of the wealth of the Kingdom. The modern state of Thailand, date from its founding. During the years of its existence, Ayutthaya Kingdom built a great number of temples in various styles. Now many of them have been restored.
The Ayutthaya Historical Park is a Natural history museum, comprises of the ruins of temples and palaces of the capital of the ancient Ayutthaya Kingdom. The park is located on an island surrounded by three rivers where the old capital used to be. In 1969 government began restoring the ruins of historical park seriously and a part of the park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.
If you are in Bangkok, going to Ayutthaya and visiting its ancient temples is highly recommended. When I was in Bangkok, I found out that there are many one day tours for Ayutthaya's excursion. Surely you can find a suitable one with a reasonable price for yourself, Enjoy the ancient empire’s capital!
Going to Ayutthaya by a rental car and staying there for one or two nights would be a good idea to take more pleasure of the historical city and mysterious temples of the Historic City. Riding bike through the central parts of the city is very common. Many hotels in the city provide rental bike for their customers. Early in the morning, the ambience is really great for bike riding and you would have a real unique experience of sightseeing.
Written April 29, 2020
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jelinicivana
London, UK56 contributions
Wonderful history and culture
Jul 2019
A short train ride (2-ish hours) from Bangkok, we were finally there! When planning our trip to Thailand, I knew that we want to stop here! I am very glad we did stop in the Historical City of Ayutthaya on our way up north. Far from the crazy busy urban streets of today's capital, this ancient capital is beautifully calm, quiet and relaxing. We spent a couple of days exploring these stunning temples and learning about Thai culture and history.

There are numerous temples and we didn't have a chance to visit them all, so we kinda stayed around the most important ones. If you're not taking part in a tour, like myself, I recommend taking a guide or maybe finding some information online yourself beforehand, as there isn't much information about the temples on-site. There is a strict dress code, so make sure women have covered shoulders and both genders must wear shorts that cover knees.

Definitely bring a camera, a LOT of water especially if you're visiting on a hot day. And dress lightly, as it gets very hot in summer. I would recommend visiting temples early morning or late afternoon (I think they all close at something like 5 pm, but maybe longer during longer days) as there are fewer tourists and the light is prettier for photographs.

If you don't have time, a day visit will suffice, but I do recommend at least a couple of days. Definitely worth a visit!
Written April 22, 2020
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