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Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya

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Discover Thailand's rich and compelling history at Ayutthaya Historical Park, a settlement founded in 1350. The second Siamese capital, it was ransacked by the Burmese in the 18th century, yet its ruins still offer a fascinating glimpse into Asian architecture of the period, town life, and spirituality. Now a World Heritage Site, the city retains an abundance of treasured buildings, statues, and surrounding scenery. Admire the delicacy of the design and its resilience to the forces of nature and society. Remember to bring your camera, and note that crowds peak at midday. Ayutthaya Historical Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Ayutthaya Edition.
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  • youcan vist a temple 50baht, or get 6 temple pass 220baht, hired bike for outer temples, I staye 4 nights which was a bit long , perfect for 2 night stay.  more »
  • Park is full of amazing ruins and I fort Marion. Entry was 50b pp so well worth it. The only thing is that the pm site stalls are really expensive so have lunch before you go and bring loads of water  more »
  • Historical temple complex in Ayutthaya, really impressive for any tourist. According to pass over it here. In the early morning, it was the most beautiful before the whole tourist buses from Bangkok arrive
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  • It is alright. Sukothai Historical Park is better in my opinion, but since that is more off the beaten path and about another 4 or 5 hours north by car, Ayutthata is a suitable substitute. It can get hot and crowded. It is also helpful to either hire a guide or bring a good guide book.
  • It was fun to explore the ancient ruins. Very very hot during the day with minimal shade. Bring lots of water and a parasol.
  • Nice tourist attraction although in my opinion under my expectation. Quite overcrowded & sometimes you could see elephants dung in the road
  • Nice historical place to visit. Tour guide would be adviced, otherwise a lot of interesting infomation will be missed.
  • A great place! The giant Buddha temple and the temple nearby are one of the best in my humble opinion.