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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is so scenic and accessible from Bangkok. We decided not to go with a tour and guided ourselves by reading the history and significance of each sight while we were there. This review is for how we got there from Bangkok. We took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cool temples and very cheap to see. 50 baht or so for foreigners. If you enjoy walking around taking your time this is the city for you. Nothing like Pattaya or Bangkok but really unique. Very relaxing place to sit back and take some pictures,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on a hot day in February. Got accosted by a tuk tuk driver and got sucked in, even though we knew better! He was absolutely awful, smoking while driving and charging us too much! He also took us to tourist traps like the “floating...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time have been there is quite surprised for me. Amazing place and nice view. Everything is historic place. My journey i took train from Bangkok railway stations direct to Ayutthaya (18-20 bath) reached around 1 hour. Then i took tour from tuk2 there, they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously the rate is only for the tour operator, NOT for the place, (that is beautiful). Just avoid the daily tour sold by Asia Discovery and operated by Pha Jab tours. They DON'T pick up from your hotel (as was written on the website) and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met a lovely tour guide Chalida Chinpugdee who started her tour business recently. She managed 3 days tour from Pattaya, Ancient temple in Ayutthaya, Khao Yai for my friend and me. She is a good and professional tour guide; knowledgeable and will customize the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AllenWong
Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned a day trip to Ayutthaya for a photo shoot. A van was arranged through Thai Tourism Guide. Ms. Jeerapa, booking agent for TTG arranged for a driver who had driven to another location for me last year. This driver arrived at my hotel...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank afvet1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we spent half a day looking around the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya and the historical park - absolutely fascinating. also saw the temple of Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon which was well worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank faramir59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn’t take long to look round. Entrance 50THB for farang 10THB thai people. Worth the visit to say you have seen the old city. The restaurant over the road has reasonable priced beer.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank junction3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely awesome. It’s full of rich history, local culture, markets and the local food is just amazing. If you’re travelling in Thailand, or even holidaying near the city, I recommend you visit. Even if only for a day. You won’t be disappointed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.
October 28, 2018|
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Response from joannehurley | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I was there during the day and although its very old with not many eateries it feels pretty safe. There were lots of ticket offices open and English speaking around and it felt very safe.
john R
February 27, 2018|
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Response from AnnaDBo | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer you question (just bungalows) - f about travel from Lamplaimat. What I can say is that we traveled from Bangkok’s Lamphong Railway Station vía an express train to Ayutthaya. The cost was $15 one way. The... More
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Gerald H
Vienna, Austria
Tour advise - doable in one day (3 Replies)
Dear BKK experts, I do hope you can help me with my question. I am planning following tour and was wondering if it is doable in one day as promised by the tour operator. The itinerary would be, Morning, Maeklong Railway Market Damnern Saduak Floating Market incl. roawing boat after that we would drive to Ayutthaya Historical Park for some sightseeing. Is it to much for one day or is it achievable. I am grateful for your opinion. Many thanks, Gerald
November 13, 2015|
Response fromCassnu|
Maeklong is not there at the moment as upgrades to the railway line are being done and no idea when it will be complete. Damnoen Saduak should be done first thing in the morning with an early departure from Bangkok as it takes up to 2 hours to get there. Ayutthaya should be given a whole day really - perhaps at a push early to Damoen Saduak and then on to Ayutthaya if you have a private driver.
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2 days in bangkok- where to stay and itinerary (9 Replies)
My boyfriend and I will be traveling to Thailand May 15th to May 22nd. We will fly in to Bangkok for one day. Then we travel to chiang mai and phuket/phi phi islands, and back to bangkok for one last day before flying back home. We would like to stay in an area where we can easily get to the major tourist sites- temples, markets, and souvenir shops. We would also like to stay in an area with some character and that has a lot of good restaurants, maybe close to some bars and experience the...More
May 03, 2016|
Response fromdavidsilver78|
Can't comment on your daily plans, but I would also suggest Sukhumvit area. Ayutthaya is a long way from Bangkok, this could potentially eat your whole day. When trying to plan your day, make sure you allow for traffic
Singapore, Singapore
Bus from Ayutthaya Historical Park to Bang Pa-In Palace (4 Replies)
Does anyone know if there is a direct bus from Ayutthaya historical Park to Bang Pa-In Palace?
September 01, 2014|
Response fromSOH6|
Thanks for the sharing, Much appreciated.