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Ayutthaya

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Ayutthaya Information

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Located in the central plains 85 km north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya the ancient Thai capital is an incredible city full of history and culture, adding it into your itinerary would be a really great choice. Many ways are provided to get to this ancient city. If you prefer traveling by plane your only option is taking a flight to Bangkok’s Don Muang airport and take a train to Ayutthaya from the Don Muang Train Station, as there aren’t any direct flights. Trains to Ayutthaya can be found departing from many destinations like Surin, Phitsanulok, Nong Khai, Ubon Ratchathani and Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok. Bus and minivan transportation from Bangkok and Chiang Mai are also available. Cruises are also provided between Ayutthaya and Bangkok via the Chao Phraya River.

Ayutthaya Information

As home to one of Thailand’s most precious and sacred ruins, Ayutthaya is a destination of deep history and major value. The former trading capital of Asia is an incredible place for a day trip to gain an insightful understanding of Thai culture and magnificent empire. The city was founded in 1350 and became a certified UNESCO World Heritage Site by the year 1991. In the year 1700, Ayutthaya was the largest city in the world with a major population.

Highlights

Ayutthaya Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
One of the most interesting sites you’ll encounter while traveling in Ayutthaya, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon perhaps isn’t your typical go-to destinations, however, it will leave you with an experience you wouldn’t forget and will be among the most memorable of your trip. Aside from the stunning statues featuring molded golden leaves, you’ll find when entering the temple, the most memorable experience is seeing the giant statue of a sleeping Buddha, which its sole as the locals believe has magical abilities. The locals rub coins on the statue’s feet, to get a good luck blessing. The temple regularly hosts many festival and celebrations inside its holy grounds.


Ayutthaya Wat Lokaya Sutha

Wat Lokaya Sutha
Located northwest of Ayutthaya in the Pratu Chi sub-district and west of the Royal Palace, Wat Lokaya Sutha is a restored ruin of an amazing monastery. Most tourists highlight the enormous 42-meters reclining statue of Buddha that was restored in 1954. While you’re there you will encounter the ancient remains of the monastery and a small altar where you can make offerings. If you’re looking to wind down while you’re there, you can enjoy a nice drink at one of the roadside cafes overlooking the temple.


Ayutthaya Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park
located in the zone which is considered to be as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has over 65 beautiful ruins and temples. The Ayutthaya Historical Park is one of the best places in the region for all of the history lovers and archaeology enthusiasts.  Aside from the historical value, the park has an amazing view that is accented with beautiful Buddha statues, greenery and a fabulous landscape, making it a super relaxing vista. It’s definitely one of Ayutthaya’s highlights.


Ayutthaya Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Located on the west bank of the river of Chao Phraya, Wat Chaiwatthanaram is an ancient Buddhist temple that is one of the must-see destinations when you visit Ayutthaya. It’s known for its intricate chapels or Chedis that are decorated with amazing colorful paintings illustrating the life of Buddha. The Chedis are also connected to secret passages. You’ll find the area circled by 120 Buddha statues giving the holy ground even more serene ambiance.


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