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. With our world travel planner, Ayutthaya attractions like Ayutthaya Historical Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Because so much of the area looks much the same within the large historic district of ancient temples, it best viewed as part of an organized area tour that includes some ruins, restored temples, and ...  more »
  • A beautiful clean park. The park is big, then you should rent a bicycle. There are a many site to take a photos.  more »
  • One last hike, beautiful environment and steeped in history. Of my favorites on the trip. We did the tour with Asian Spirit and everything great!
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  • Historical place and a must see whenever you visit Bangkok. The old capital of Thailand, an authentic landmark. Make sure to have water, sun screen protection and maybe rent a bike for the visit as they are not very close to each other. Many potential guides available on site but they don't speak good English. You can buy individual tickets for each site or a unique ticket for 5 different sites.
  • Perfect for historical learning, event just have a relaxing stroll. Better organize since massive flood in 2013. It still have a relaxing scenes of historical site of UNESCO. Some area still under construction but I hope it will turn good.
  • This is nice. Many things to 'discover' this place must have looked great in its glory days. Many temples, Buddhas stupas. Take your time as there is a lot of walking to do in the parks. Plenty of shade, so it is even nice on a hot summers day. Its 50 bath per temple but each temple covers a big area.
  • I've traveled in most part of Thailand, and this is the best in my opinion. It's amazing that you can go around the park by bike, where nothing troubles you, no car, no sounds. The temples are just stunning, you can spend so much time in there that you won't even notice.
  • A historical heritage site with a fascinating tale which tracks back more than 200 years ago. This site is located about 70 km North of Bangkok, it is a famous tourist attraction and the temples are scattered around the area. Hiring a driver or tour guide is strongly recommended. A full day (10 hrs) private van service costs around 2000 b (all costs are included - toll, fuel...etc).

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Where to stay in Ayutthaya

Boasting very popular sightseeing attractions, the city of Ayutthaya offers plenty of choice when it comes to accommodations. Encircled by rivers, the town center provides everything from budget guesthouse rooms to more exclusive hotels, occupying architectural landmarks from the colonial era. Outside of the center, expect to find motels and budget accommodation next to main roads, and pricier resorts and hotels nestled up to attractive rivers.
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