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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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  • Another MUST visit site in Ayutthaya. Very impressive with 3 gigantic pagodas. Recommended to visit in the morning as it's super hot in afternoon. Note: Not allowing to enter inside pagoda  more »
  • Huge complex full of many many old temples that are worth visiting. To visit from Bangkok you can grab a bus, it takes about an hour to get to Ayutthaya  more »
  • I visited this historic sight as part of a Viator full day Ayutthaya Temple and River Cruise Tour and was not disappointed. It was a wonderful 9 hour day and I would highly recommend it. So many memor...  more »
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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.